E3 2017: PROJECT SCORPIO UNLEASHED

by Glenn Kremp on June 11, 2017
Gaming

MICROSOFT REVEALS XBOX ONE X 

 

What are the specs?

Xbox One X is powered by an AMD APU that contains a six teraflop GPU and an eight-core CPU. The GPU features 40 compute units and is clocked at 1172MHz.  The CPU is based on a customised version of AMD’s Jaguar architecture clocked at 2.3 GHz. Feeding the beast is 12GB of GDDR5 memory, 9GB of which is dedicated to games, with the rest reserved for system overhead.

The memory sits on a 384-bit bus for 326GB/s of memory bandwidth, which is again substantially higher than the 204GB/s of the Xbox One and the 218GB/s of the PS4 Pro. It’s even higher than AMD’s own RX 480, and Nvidia’s GTX 1080.

Xbox One X comes with a 1TB hard disk drive and a UHD Blu-ray drive. Like the Xbox One S, the Xbox One X features an internal power supply. However, to power the beefier components, the wattage has been upped to 245 watts from 120 watts. On the rear of the console are an Ethernet port, optical output, IR output, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI in, HDMI out, and a power socket.

The Xbox One X’s extra processing power should allow for a wider range of games to played in native 4K resolution, instead of via a variety of clever upscaling methods.

 

Price and release date

The Xbox One X is priced at $499 USD and will be released on November 7, 2017 worldwide. Xbox One X pre-orders aren’t quite available yet.

Check out the trailer:

 

 

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