Xbox One X is Microsoft’s Most Powerful Console Yet

After months of hype and buildup, Microsoft took the covers off the final version of Project Scorpio.

Now called the Xbox One X, the new console is not only the most powerful gaming console anyone has ever built, but for $499, it is one of the best gaming machines you can buy.

The Xbox One X ( X.B.O.X.) will launch worldwide on November 7th. As we’ve seen with previous video gaming console launches, the X.B.O.X. is expected to become available in the market within a few weeks of its global release. You can count on its price to fall around Rs. 70,000 once it launches here.

The Most Powerful Gaming Console Ever Made

The One X comes with a total graphical power of 6 teraflops, or a 40% boost over every other console, compared to 4.2 teraflops of the PS4 Pro and just 1.4 teraflops on the recently-announced One S.

The hardware backing that up consists of a custom 16 nm 2.3 GHz octa-core AMD processor, 12 GB GDDR5 memory with 40 1172 MHz compute units, and a bandwidth of 326 GB/s. For comparison, the original Xbox One runs on 853 MHz and the PS4 Pro runs at 911 MHz.

All that is paired with a 1 TB hard drive.

Liquid Cooled, Includes 4K Blu-ray Player

The processor runs so hot that Microsoft had to include liquid cooling, a first for consoles.

Features such as high dynamic range, FreeSync and spatial audio aim enhance the experience. The power supply unit is built-in (as opposed to the brick sitting outside the vanilla Xbox One) and uses less power than either of its predecessors.

The 4K UHD Blu-ray player again makes it one of the best entertainment powerhouses in the market. All this in a chassis which is marginally bigger than that of the Xbox One S.

Supports Previous Xbox One Games

Microsoft is also trying to broaden the gaming library as much as possible. The One X will launch with 22 gaming titles exclusive to Xbox, all making use of the console’s 4K 60Hz gaming capabilities.

Xbox One X will support all previous Xbox One games, similar to how PS4 Pro runs the older games better. The games will use super sampling at 1080p resolution to make them look sharper.

Exclusives for the new console include Forza Motorsport 7, Sea of Thieves and Crackdown 3, all of which look splendid in 4K. Overall, more than 50 titles, both new and old, are expected to support the new 4K features.

All accessories of the original Xbox One and One S will be compatible with the One X. There is USB 3.0, HDMI, Ethernet and dual-band Wi-Fi ac to help with the connectivity.

At $499, the Xbox One X is not just a very good console, it is likely the best gaming machine you can buy at the price point. It’ll be available during the second week of November, ready to bring the fight to the PC master race.

  • yea, its a good spec’s console, but you still can’t compare it with PC Gaming machines. they’re far superior.

    • Mate look at the price its a new mid range specs PC from Microsoft.
      In $500 you are getting a 6 Teraflop GPU, Custom 2.3GHZ CPU integrated DX12, 326 GB Memory bandwidth, and a UHD Bluray drive with a proper cooling system.
      You cant build a gaming PC with these specs in $499.

      One more thing you $1000 gaming rig cant run the OG XBOX or 360 library games with stable and smooth frame rates.

      • As I said, its a good spec’s console, but please 1000$ gaming rig (I don’t know what you include), but just GTX 1070 can beat it easily.

        Anyways, its a good console in 500$, you get 4K natively, that’s impressive.

      • You can’t get it for 500$ in Pakistan. it will cost you 700$ in Pakistan and don’t forget “excluding tv/monitor”, so in that range you can build better gaming rig.

  • Well I’m impressed. This is the true generational refresh for a console. MS has hit it out of the park this time.
    Really excited about ‘metro exodus’, ‘Anthem’ and EA’s new IP ‘A way Out’… They looked stunning on the new hardware.
    If anything is even remotely capable of pushing PC enthusiasts towards console that’d be this new Xbox 1X.
    Btw can you confirm that ‘Kareem Choudhry’ (the guy who unveiled the new Xbox on E3 stage) is Pakistani? It seems to me he is.

  • As for the inevitable PC is a better platform discussion, Microsoft (who also owns the PC platform btw) themselves have said PC would be the best platform for gaming for those who want to push everything to the limit.

    But all those benefits come at a significant cost, and building a PC with 30% higher specs (in CPU, GPU and Memory) compared to the Xbox One X would easily cross $1000 mark and only then would you start to see the advantages of a PC.

    So simply put, if you don’t want to spend a lot of money, get the Xbox One S at $249 (around PKR 30,000) and if you want higher quality graphics along with 4K output, get the Xbox One X at $499 (around PKR 62,000 to 65,000) or if you want the best possible graphics and performance or input options, get a PC running Windows 10 with an Intel Core X or AMD Ryzen 7 processor along with a GeForce 1080 Ti and 16 GB DDR4 memory, plus a nice M2 or U2 based NVMe SSD and you’ll be all set. Though all this goodness is going to easily cost you north of $1500 (over PKR 200,000 in Pakistan sadly) so it’s only an option for those who have lots of disposable income and the time to build and manage a custom PC.

  • As long as Xbox wont make games like uncharted, the last us, God of war PS still rule the gaming world

  • Plus Xbox launched netflix like service Xbox pass through which you can download tons of games legally at monthly cost so Xbox purchase make sense now.

  • They just launched a $1000 pc in $500 :-D… impressive specs… native 4k support requires a lot of horsepower… but then again Piracy makes games and software on PC “Aham” …..accessible.

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