Xbox One X price, specifications and features revealed at E3 2017
Xbox One X is Microsoft’s long-awaited next-generation gaming console. Until now it was known only by its codename ‘Project Scorpio,’ and has finally been launched at the ongoing E3 2017 conference. It’s called Xbox One X and is claimed to be the ‘world’s most powerful console,’ having beefed up hardware specifications and a slightly-tweaked design over its predecessor.
The Xbox One X can handle 4K HDR content and is powered by a custom octa-core AMD CPU clocked at 2.3GHz. It also comes with 12GB of DDR5 RAM, 8GB flash memory and 1TB of HDD storage. The console includes support for DTS 5.1 audio technology, Dolby Digital 5.1, and PCM 2.0, 5.1 and 7.1 audio. Some of the connectivity options include IR blaster, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2 HDMI ports, 3 USB 3.0 ports, IR-out and Ethernet ports.
Under the hood, Microsoft One X has 6 teraflops of graphical processing performance, which is 1.8teraflops more than that of Sony’s PS4 Pro. The console uses a custom GPU that’s claimed to be more powerful than that of the Xbox One and PS4 Pro.
For cooling, Xbox One X has a Hovis vapor-chamber cooling system that also helps in keeping noise levels down.
The design of the new console has been slightly changed over its predecessor. The Xbox One X is both slimmer and lighter than the Xbox One. Microsoft says it’s the ‘smallest Xbox ever’. The overall design of the console resembles Xbox One S, which was launched in August last year.
Some of the titles that will be available for Xbo One X are Crackdown 3, Forza Motorsport 7 and Sea of Thieves. During the unveiling, Microsoft showed off the new Assassin’s Creed: Origins game title running on the new console. It’s been further mentioned that the console will be backward-compatible with all Xbox One titles.
As for the price and availability, Microsoft Xbox One X will be releasing in the US, Europe, Canada and Australia on November 7 at $499 (roughly Rs 32,100), 499 Euros, 599 CAD and 649 AUD respectively. Although there is no confirmation, it’s likely that the console could launch in India next year at a much-higher price tag.
The Xbox One X is scheduled to be released worldwide on Nov. 7.