At E3 2017, Microsoft launched its latest and greatest video game console. The Xbox One X is the company’s most powerful console to date, and the third console in the Xbox One line. The Xbox One X IS a new games console with increased power and improved performance, but it IS NOT a next-gen machine. Which makes it a luxury rather than a necessity.
- The new console brings serious muscle to the proceedings, boasting 40% more power than any current-gen console available in the market.
- The device is powered by a custom AMD eight-core CPU that clocks in at 2.3GHz, which is the fastest processor ever used in a home gaming console.
- In powerful consoles like this, things can get really hot, therefore the console has reinforced its supercharger-style centrifugal fan with integrated liquid cooling – first of its kind.
- The Xbox One X pairs that eight-core CPU with 12GB of DDR5 RAM and a six-teraflop GPU.
- As with its predecessor, the console will support true 4K resolution and HDR, all while automatically upscaling 1080p games to full 4K UHD.
- Even if you don’t have a 4K television, the console will use a technique called supersampling to enhance the clarity and color of whatever it’s showing.
- It is the smallest Xbox the company has ever made — at 11.8 x 9.4 x 2.4 inches, which is good news for those with limited space on their television stands.
- Features include 1TB of internal storage, spatial audio for immersive gaming, and dual-band Wi-Fi.
- Slated for availability November 7, the Xbox One X is priced at $499.
The Xbox One X hasn’t been released yet, so it’s unfair to give a verdict right now. But ask yourself this. When you take everything into account, is the Xbox One X worth twice the price of the Xbox One S? Early reviews online say that $500 is a steep price that will only get interest from hardcore gamers. When you weigh all the pros and cons, the most distinguishable factor is 4K HDR gaming. Do you think that’s worth paying an extra $200-250 for?