Microsoft’s Xbox One X is the name chosen by Microsoft for its new console that until now we knew under the project Scorpio, as just announced the company at its conference in Los Angeles.
Xbox One X will be the most powerful video gaming console ever made, with an 8-core x86 CPU at 2.3 GHz and 4 Mbytes of second level cache and a GPU with 40 units of 1172 MHz and 12 Gbytes of dedicated memory GDDR5, for a memory bandwidth of 326 GB/s and a performance of 6 TFLOPS.
It will have liquid cooling to keep the temperature low and its design is in sight, a rectangle with two different parts, similar in size to the Xbox One S but somewhat thinner and with a similar consumption, using an internal power supply of 275 watts.
Microsoft’s Xbox One X will support high dynamic range HDR and Dolby Atmos audio technologies to enable 7.1 spatial sound and HRTF, a new audio format that Microsoft has developed for Hololens, optimized for VR. It will have 1 Tbyte of storage capacity with 2.5-inch hard drive and an optical drive for Blu-Ray discs. The storage unit can be replaced by an SSD and connect external storage units through the built-in USB 3.0 port.
Xbox One X will be able to run native games with 4K resolution (60 fps), offer lower loading times and higher graphics quality even on 1080p screens thanks to its rescaling process, as Microsoft promises.
Price and Availability Xbox One X
Microsoft’s Xbox One X will be available (at least two color finishes, black and white) on November 7, priced at $ 499, at the highest point of the rumored price range.
The launch of the console will be accompanied by the simultaneous launch of 42 new titles for the Xbox platform, 22 of them exclusive to Xbox One X. Microsoft maintains full backward compatibility and the new console will be able to run previous games for Xbox One and also for Xbox 360 and the original Xbox. Also compatible with current Microsoft game ecosystem accessories.