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Xbox One X Officially Revealed

Microsoft's EA 2017 conference kicked off with the official and exciting reveal of the Xbox One X. Yes, it's officially called the Xbox One X.

Arriving November 7th and coming in at $499.99, Microsoft has gone all out to tell you that the Xbox One X is the best, and most powerful games console ever.

Kareem Choudhry, the Xbox Director of Software Engineering, steps up on stage and talks why how the Xbox One X came to be and reveal all the specifications. Described as being the smallest Xbox ever, the X is crammed full so much impressive hardware.

With a 6 tflop GPU, 12GB GDDR5 memory, and a 326gb/s of memory bandwidth. In comparison to Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro, the X is a step up in both GPU performance and memory, with additional 2 tflops of performance, 4GB additional memory and higher bandwidth. This makes the Xbox One X a powerful 4K gaming machine.


However, this doesn't mean that the Xbox One S is being scrapped, no, it's all part of Microsoft's Xbox family and with this, all the newest titles will be compatible with both. The Xbox One X will get enhancements from improved visuals, anti-aliasing and 4K support. And if you don't have a 4K TV, you'll get the improved enhancements from supersampling for 1080p users.

To keep the system running cool and small console size, the Xbox One X features a liquid-cooled vapour chamber and optimised power management to keep the temperatures under control.

In keeping with the Xbox echo system as a family, all existing and upcoming games will be compatible across both the Xbox One S and Xbox One X. The advantage with the Xbox One X, however, will the improvements to visuals including higher antistrophic filtering, faster loading times and upscaling to 4K. On top of that, all existing accessories will also be compatible, so they will be no need for additional purchases, besides the Xbox One X itself.

So there you have it, we hit the next iteration of the Xbox One for this generation. Xbox One X, it's Microsoft's answer to Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro and Microsoft went all out to make you feel the true power.

The Xbox One X will be arriving November, 7th 2017 for $499.99. It's $100 more than the PlayStation 4 Pro but with more powerful hardware and 4K Blu-ray playback, we can see why Microsoft set it at that price, after all, they always said it would be a premium device.

E3 2017 - News
Calum Parry

Calum Parry

Staff Writer

A bearded fellow whom spends most days gaming and looking at tech he can never afford. Has a keen eye for news and owns a dog that's a bear.

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Acelister - 11:49am, 12th June 2017



dominoid - 01:59pm, 12th June 2017

I swear they come up with their names in the pub!

TheSphericalCat - 02:02pm, 12th June 2017

It gets even more ridiculous when you remember that they had a cool name, I would have bought an Xbox Scorpious, but an Xbox 9?