More than a year of teasing, Microsoft’s finally finished baking its latest bun from the oven. Previously dubbed Project Scorpio (and other similar naming derivatives, it has been unveiled this E3 2017 as Xbox One X.
The Xbox One X is the latest console outing from Microsoft. It’s an upgrade from its predecessor, the Xbox One. Similar to the Xbox One S, the X can play 4K UHD videos and UHD Blu-Rays. The X also supports HDR, which significantly improves the visuals and color of games and videos nearly comparable to real world brightness and clarity.
But the Xbox One X’s latest draw is its ability to upscale its current and older games into 4K UHD resolution, and even improve visuals on resolutions lower than the new 1080p standard.
Inside the Xbox One X is a 2.3GHz custom-made 8-core processor with a 12GB GDDR5 RAM, a custom graphics card clocked at 1.172 GHz, 40 CUs (compute units), performing at 6 teraflops, and a standard internal HDD of 1TB. In comparison, the PS4 Pro has a GPU performing at 4.12 teraflops.
As for games, don’t worry one bit. It can play games all the previous, recent, and upcoming Xbox One games. It also has backwards compatibility, allowing you to play Xbox 360 and classic Xbox games purchased digitally. There was no word on VR, but the specs surely hit the recommended requirements, should Microsoft push for that option.
The Xbox One X is priced at US$499 and will be released worldwide on November 7, 2017.