We’re on the eve of the discharge of Xbox One X–formerly Project Scorpio–which is about to turn into the latest member of the Xbox One household from Microsoft on Tuesday. While comparable in some methods to final 12 months’s PS4 Pro, that is nonetheless very new territory for online game consoles, so that will help you keep on prime of every part you’ll want to find out about to know, we have rounded up the entire key particulars for you beneath.
What is the Xbox One X? Formerly code-named Project Scorpio, the Xbox One X is a considerably extra highly effective model of Microsoft’s Xbox One console that is able to providing 4K badist and better constancy graphics. Read our Xbox One X evaluation for way more, and you may as well take a look at our evaluation roundup.
When is the Xbox One X launch date and value? The Xbox One X is about to launch worldwide on November 7. It will retail for $500 USD, £450 GBP, €499 Euro, and $599 CAD, relying in your area.
What are the Xbox One X specs?
CPU: x86-64 2.3GHz Eight-core AMD customized CPU
GPU: 6 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon-based graphics clocked at 1172MHz with 40 compute models
Memory: 12GB GDDR5
Storage dimension: 1TB HDD
External dimensions: 30x24x6 cm/11.8×9.4×2.three in
Weight: Eight.four lbs/three.Eight kg
Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray
Input/Output: Power, HDMI 2.0b out, HDMI 1.4b in, three USB three.zero ports, IR out, S/PDIF, gigabit Ethernet
Networking: IEEE 802.11ac twin band (5GHz and a couple of.4Ghz), 2×2 wi-fi Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi Direct
Power consumption: 245W
How do the Xbox One X specs evaluate to Sony’s PS4 Pro console? On paper, the Xbox One X is extra highly effective. While each consoles use an Eight-core system-on-a-chip design constructed by AMD, the Xbox One X’s CPU is clocked 200MHz sooner at 2.3GHz, in comparison with Sony’s 2.1GHz equal. On the GPU aspect, the Xbox One X’s resolution affords six teraflops of efficiency, which is 1.Eight teraflops greater than the PS4 Pro. The Xbox One X additionally affords 12GB of GDDR5 reminiscence, whereas the PS4 Pro affords 8GB of GDDR5 coupled with 1GB of DDR3 RAM. The Xbox One X additionally affords a 4K-capable Blu-ray drive, whereas the PS4 Pro doesn’t.
Will the Xbox One X work with Xbox One video games? Yes. The Xbox One X will badist the present library of Xbox One video games and peripherals. That contains controllers, headsets, and so forth.
Will there be Xbox One X unique video games that will not work on the unique Xbox One? No. Microsoft tells us that every one video games will work throughout each consoles, together with these launched sooner or later.
What console technology is the Xbox One X part of? Microsoft considers the Xbox One X to be part of the Xbox One household, which might clbadify it below the eighth technology of consoles.
Will unique Xbox One video games obtain graphical boosts or efficiency advantages on the Xbox One X? Yes. Microsoft tells us that it has made modifications to the Xbox One X that can permit older video games designed for the Xbox One to obtain enhancements like anisotropic filtering and sooner load occasions proper out of the field. The firm additionally tells us that video games that function variable body charge and determination ought to be capable to run smoother and at greater resolutions. In addition, Microsoft permits builders to return and replace their video games to reap the benefits of the Xbox One X’s additional processing energy. These manually tweaked video games will carry an “Xbox One X Enhanced” label.
Will the Xbox One X use an SSD? No. The Xbox One X will use a tough drive, however Microsoft tells us that it is 50 p.c sooner than the Xbox One’s 5,400 RPM resolution. You can extra extra storage through USB, together with an SSD.
Will the Xbox One X badist VR? Yes. Microsoft revealed that the Xbox One X will badist VR at its E3 2016 press convention. While VR was a no-show on the firm’s E3 2017 press convention, the corporate confirmed to us that it nonetheless plans to badist VR on the console however will share extra particulars at a later date.
Does Xbox One X badist native 4K? Yes. It will badist native 4K (3840x2160p), however it would additionally badist checkerboard rendering on extra graphically demanding video games. Specific enhancements, together with decision, will fluctuate sport by sport.
What is checkerboard rendering? It’s a rendering method that takes up the identical spatial decision as a local 3840x2160p picture however has half the variety of pixel shader invocations, that are specified by a checkerboard sample. Essentially, it is a 4K-like rendering shortcut that is not fairly as sharp or wealthy as a local 3840x2160p render, however it will possibly look very shut.
What precisely is 4K? In the buyer realm, it is typically thought-about a decision that gives three,840 horizontal pixels and a couple of,160 vertical pixels. It affords 4 occasions as many pixels as 1080p.
Will the Xbox One X include a 4K Blu-ray participant? Yes. Just as with the Xbox One S –and in contrast to the PS4 Pro–you’ll be capable to watch Ultra HD Blu-ray discs utilizing an Xbox One X.
Will the Xbox One X badist HDR? Yes. You will want an HDR-capable TV to see its full results, and every sport or film might want to particularly badist it.
What is HDR? HDR stands for top dynamic vary. You can be taught extra about it right here. In quick, HDR shows present a a lot wider colour gamut and distinction ratio in comparison with customary RGB panels. Colors look richer, blacks look darker, and whites look brighter.
Do I would like a 4K TV or HDR TV to make use of the Xbox One X? No, however if you wish to totally reap the system’s advantages, you will probably need one.
Is there any profit to utilizing an Xbox One X on a 1080p TV? Yes. Microsoft baderts that the Xbox One X will be capable to add anisotropic filtering, shorten load occasions, and allow supersampling; the latter of which renders video games at a excessive decision after which downsizes them to 1080p, leading to a sharper picture than native 1080p rendering strategies.
How huge is the Xbox One X? 30x24x6 cm (11.8×9.4×2.three in). It is Microsoft’s smallest Xbox console to this point.
How a lot does the Xbox One X weigh? Despite being noticeably smaller than the unique Xbox One, the Xbox One X is .6 kilos heavier at Eight.four kilos, which makes it two kilos heavier than the Xbox One S.
Can the Xbox One X stand vertically? Yes, although it requires a stand that is bought individually. The stand is included at no cost with the limited-edition Scorpio Edition.
What video games are designed to badist the Xbox One X’s beefier specs? You can discover a complete record right here. As famous above, specifics advantages fluctuate radically from sport to sport.