Xbox One X
Xbox One X. © Microsoft.
At the E3 conference in Los Angeles, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One X, its new game console long known only as “Project Scorpio”. It will come with 6 teraflops of graphical power, more than its main rival, the PS4 Pro, with 4.2 teraflops. It uses a custom AMD GPU that runs at 1172MHz, a big increase over Xbox One’s 853MHz or even PS4 Pro’s 911MHz. It’ll also come with an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive for 4K movies and entertainment, 1TB of storage and 12Gb of RAM. This is without a doubt the most powerful console ever made, but is the extra power, which requires a 4K HDR TV screen to do it justice, enough to attract the general public? Or will it make the difference with the PlayStation 4 Pro, which is US$100 cheaper? We’ll know by the end of the year, since the Xbox One X will be available as of November 7 worldwide, for US$500.
⇨ Ars Technica, “First impressions: Xbox One X doesn’t quite bring the “wow!” factor.”