2017-06-13


Xbox One X is the world's most powerful game console

Xbox One X is Project Scorpio. During a press conference at the E3 fair, Microsoft finally presented its upcoming game console, and it was a monster of a machine that was in the spotlight.

According to Microsoft, the Xbox One X is the most powerful game console ever, capable of running games at 4K resolution, at 60 frames per second. In order to do that, a custom designed processor and an AMD graphics circuit are used, as well as 12 gigabytes of RAM. For games, the console can use 9 gigabytes of RAM, while the remaining 3GB is reserved for the system. 

Although the game console is the fastest ever on the market, Microsoft has managed to keep its size down. In fact, Xbox One X is the company's smallest to date. Despite its small size, the console stayscool thanks to a vapour chamber cooling system.  

If you have an older Xbox One console and wonder if you have to buy the new model in order to run all the new games that are released, don’t worry. All your old games will work on the Xbox One X, and all upcoming titles will work on the older game consoles.

In addition, developers are able to update old Xbox games with support for 4K resolution on Xbox One X. Microsoft has confirmed that Minecraft, Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Killer Instinkt and Halo Wars 2 receive 4K support. It’s then up to each game developer to release their own updates. 

A host of new game titles for the Xbox One X were also presented at the E3 Fair. For example, the Forza Motorsport 7 that has received great attention previously for its performance graphics, and the Assassin's Creed Origins, the next major game title in the famous series.

Ultra HD Bluray and November launch

If you are not so much for gaming but instead want to watch high definition films, there is also support for this. Xbox One X has an Ultra HD Bluray player, just like the Xbox One S, which is great news for anyone with a new television. There are also applications, for Netflix for example, that have movies and series for 4K playback. 

Xbox One X is released on 7 November and has a retail price of 499 USD. Prior to the game console presentation, Microsoft was trying to lower the prices of its existing models to better match the Xbox One X price tag.

One tip is to monitor the price of the console you are interested in to see how the price will change in the coming months. Go to the product you want to be alerted on, click on the "Monitor Price" button, and make your selections in the box that appears. Keep in mind that you must be logged in for price monitoring to work.



Daniel Haaf


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