Microsoft has not only revealed the next generation super powerful console but has also released its price and release date. The Microsoft Xbox One X will be available from 7 November this year and will cost £449.
Whoa, that’s the most expensive console ever - we hear you say. You’re quite right. But there’s a reason. Despite the Xbox One X being smaller than the current Xbox One S - which will stay on sale - this is far, far more powerful.
For one thing the Xbox One X has a 4K UHD and HDR Blu-ray player built in, so it’s already got one up on Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro. Then you get down to the raw power.
Xbox One X specs and details
The Xbox One X comes sporting eight custom x86 cores clocked in at 2.3GHz. The graphics chip also offers heaps of power thanks to a 6 teraflops unit clocked at 1.172GHz and backed by 12GB/s of GDDR5 memory. Even the memory bandwidth is staggering at 326GB/s. As we mentioned this is also smaller than previous consoles thank to a liquid-cooled vapour chamber.
All that means 4K and HDR playback at 60fps, Dolby Atmos sound and a wide colour gamut for seriously stunning gaming and movies.
Thankfully the Xbox One X will also be backwards compatible meaning your current controllers and games, some of which get upscaled, will work with it just fine - a good thing when you consider the price of this beast.
Here’s hoping the Xbox One X doesn’t sell out right away when it goes on sale later this year on 7 November despite that £449 price.
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