XboxDIY’s Reviews the Microsoft Xbox One X
Microsoft announced the Xbox One X during its press conference at E3 2017. Formerly known as Project Scorpio, Microsoft’s Xbox One X is a significantly re-tooled version of its Xbox One console. Offering improved graphics, processing power, and functionality, the Xbox One X is considered Microsoft’s next-gen console experience.
Although the news is hot off the press, we’ll take a look at what’s been revealed by Microsoft for the the next must-have console for gamers across the globe.
What is the Xbox One X?
Being dubbed “The world’s most powerful console” by Microsoft, the Xbox One X has marked improvements in many areas. First and foremost, performance. With an updated CPU, GPU, and graphic memory the Xbox One X allows gamers to fully immerse themselves in the world of 4k and HDR gaming. This is all included in a leaner and meaner package with in-case liquid and fan based cooling. The hardware has also been tweaked and optimized for reduced power usage – this resulting in cooler temperatures and increased longevity.
Other updates include enhanced wireless capabilities, improved audio components, and storage. For aesthetics, the Xbox One X received a complete make-over, sporting a thinner, sleeker case that is finished in matte black. The Project Scorpio Edition is especially sharp and comes with a signature script that reads “Project Scorpio”.
Marked improvements in GPU, CPU, and memory hardware make this console a complete re-tool, and significant upgrade to its predecessors. Below is a complete breakdown of what’s available for the newest Xbox:
- True 4k Ultra HD Blu-Ray
- 4k Video Streaming ft. HDMI with 2.0b (out), 2160p @60hz, and AMD FreeSync Technology.
- Scorpio Engine with 6 Teraflops of Graphics Power
- 12GB GDD4 RAM 326 GB/sec Memory Bandwidth
- High Dynamic Range ft. HDR10 Support
- Stream and Record Clips in 4k Resolution @60FPS
- 3D Spatial Audio
- Dolby Atmos Supported
- DTS:X Supported
- HDMI Audio
- 8 Core Custom AMD CPU Clock @2.3GHz
- 1 TB HDD Internal Storage
- 8 GB Flash Memory
- UHD Blu-ray Optical Disc Drive
- Thinner, sleeker case finished in Matte Black
- Liquid Cooling
- 3 USB 3.0 Ports
Games for the Xbox One X
The Xbox One X is 100% backwards compatible with all Xbox One games, and over 300 Xbox 360 games. However, the Xbox One X also has games that are unique and specific to this console. The Xbox One X Only games offer up an enhanced 4k experience and more . Some of the games include: Forza Motorsport 7, Super Lucky’s Tale, State of Decay 2, Crackdown 3, and Sea of Thieves.
4k Games on Xbox One X
There are more 4k games available that will include an improved experience when playing on an Xbox One X.
Xbox One X vs. Xbox One S Side by Side Comparison
The Xbox One X may only seem like a Xbox One 2.0 (wait, isn’t that what the Xbox One S was?), but the magnitude of changes in play put the Xbox One X in a next-gen category of its own. When you think about it, with computers being at the center of the PC vs. console debate, it’s only a matter of time before these two medium converge – the ease of use of a console, and the rapid technological advancements available to PC gamers. As we see more and more frequent updates from console providers, the question will always be: When is it time to upgrade your Xbox One or Xbox One S?
Which Xbox will you get?
If you’re a casual gamer and enjoy the power Xbox One offers, then upgrading probably doesn’t make sense. But if you have a 4k TV, want to play HDR enabled games, and are looking for an improved audio experience, buying an Xbox One X makes sense. The upgraded hardware, cutting edge support for audio and visual technologies, and it’s 100% backwards compatibility with your Xbox Live account and Xbox One games make it an enticing buy for gamers who want the newest and most cutting edge video game console.