Everything we know about Xbox One X (Scorpio)

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Xbox One X news

For a while now, we know that Xbox is preparing their Project Scorpio – a new, super-fast Xbox One console that will enable many high-tech features. Back in the early spring, we saw its specifications, now we know its name “Xbox One X“.

Microsoft claims that this will be the most powerful console ever and it indeed looks so. A CPU with eight cores clocked at 2.3GHz, a 326GB/s of memory bandwidth, 12GB GDDR5 memory makes Xbox One X way superior over its straight competitor – PS4 Pro. This article is all about Xbox One X specifications, peripherals, games, features, pricing and much more. Basically, everything we know about this console, so keep on reading.

Xbox One X specifications and comparison with both Xbox One and PS4 Pro

First, Xbox One X is much smaller than any other Xbox, it’s slimmer than Xbox One S. But unlike Xbox One S being more like a visual upgrade over Xbox One, Xbox One X features not only redesign but also much more processing power. Components are way more capable than those in Xbox One S and PS4 Pro enabling such features like 4k gaming and VR support.

This surely is the best performing console up to date, here are the Xbox One X Specifications:

  • A CPU with eight cores clocked at 2.3GHz
  • 12GB GDDR5 memory
  • 1172MHz GPU – with 40 customised compute units
  • 326GB/s of memory bandwidth
  • 1TB HDD
  • 4K gaming support
  • VR support

As you can see above this console has a way more graphic processing power than any up to date console. Six teraflops (a unit to measure processing speed) of GPU power opens new horizons for game developers so you can be sure that soon there will be new, better performing and greater graphics games on the market.

So 4k TV is a must with Xbox One X?

Xbox One X is designed as an ultimate 4k gaming console, using it with a 1080p or full HD TV, wouldn’t be too smart as you won’t see any graphical improvements over Xbox One and One S. Back in 2016, during E3 Phil Spencer mentioned that consumers can fully experience Xbox One X full potential if it’s used with a 4k TV. Full HD vs 4k Xbox One X

However, if you do have a 1080p monitor or TV, you may still experience improvements over older Xbox One S as developers can take advantage of 6TF in different ways even resulting in an even better looking are a smoother 1080p experience.

However, we believe that anyone who is thinking or going to get Xbox One X, also have or will have a proper 4k TV. There is really no point of getting Xbox One X with a Full HD TV or monitor.

Comparison between up to date consoles and Xbox One X

Now when we know the complete list of components Xbox One X features, we can compare specifications between different up to date consoles. The main question for most will be if the Xbox One X is better than PS4 Pro. And to be honest, it is. Xbox One X features a much faster GPU that has 6TF instead of PS4 Pro’s 4.2 TF. It also has way more GDDR5 RAM – 12GB although only 9GB is used for games and the rest 3GB is for a 4k dashboard and of course, eight CPU cores clocked at 2.3Ghz. Below you can see a full comparison between consoles.

As you can see, Xbox One X will beat the PS4 pro in almost every aspect. It has the more graphical processing power, memory, and 4k support. Until now, Sony’s PlayStation had quite an advantage over Xbox mainly because of its superior hardware. With Xbox One X release, everything is going to change. We believe that this will probably be the best gaming console of this generation. We suspect any changes only in the next generation of Xbox and PlayStation.

Xbox One X games

Xbox One X is not a new generation of Xbox consoles, it’s mid-generation upgrade to Xbox One, therefore all peripherals and games that run on an Xbox One will also run great on Xbox One X. Xbox One kinetic, controllers, Xbox 360 backwards compatibility and cross-buy with Windows 10, you name it!

Microsoft has also claimed that there won’t be any Xbox One X exclusives, which are good news. All games that ran on Xbox One and One S will also run on One X. However, there is one thing you will be able to do on Xbox One X that you can on previous consoles – VR. Aaron Greenberg, Xbox marketing chief, has confirmed that there will be Xbox One X VR games as they see the VR as something different when compared to traditional console gaming. There are claims from Bethesda for moving Fallout 4 to VR. It’s definitely something worth waiting for.

Here’s a list of Xbox One games that will be upgraded for Xbox One X:

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Anthem
  • ARK: Survival Evolved (Game Preview)
  • Ashen
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Astroneer (Game Preview)
  • Battlerite
  • Below
  • Black Desert
  • Brawlout
  • Chess Ultra
  • Code Vein
  • Conan Exiles
  • Crackdown 3
  • Danger Zone
  • Dark and Light
  • Darksiders 3
  • Dead Rising 4
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition
  • Dishonored 2
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
  • Disneyland Adventures
  • Dovetail Games Euro Fishing
  • Dragon Ball Z Fighter Z
  • Dynasty Warriors 9
  • EA Sports FIFA 18
  • Elex
  • Elite: Dangerous
  • Everspace
  • F1 2017
  • Fable Fortune
  • Fallout 4
  • Farming Simulator 17
  • Final Fantasy 15
  • Firewatch
  • For Honor
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • Gears of War 4
  • Gravel
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Hand of Fate 2
  • Hello Neighbor
  • Hitman
  • Jurassic Park
  • Killer Instinct
  • Killing Floor 2
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm
  • Madden NFL 18
  • Mafia 3
  • Mantis Burn Racing
  • Metal Gear Survive
  • Metro: Exodus
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  • Minecraft: Xbox One Edition
  • Minion Masters
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • NBA 2K18
  • Need for Speed Payback
  • Ooblets
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisp
  • Outcast – Second Contact
  • Outlast 2
  • Paladins
  • Path of Exile
  • Pixar Rush
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Portal Knights
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
  • Project Cars 2
  • Quantum Break
  • Raiders of the Broken Planet
  • Railway Empire
  • Real Farm Simulator 2017
  • ReCore
  • Resident Evil 7 biohazard
  • RiME
  • Roblox
  • Robocraft Infinity
  • Rocket League
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Slime Rancher
  • Smite
  • Sonic Forces
  • Star Wars 2 Battlefront
  • State of Decay 2
  • Steep
  • Strange Brigade
  • Super Lucky’s Tale
  • Superhot
  • Surviving Mars
  • Tennis World Tour
  • The Artful Escape
  • The Crew 2
  • The Darwin Project
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
  • The Last Night
  • The Long Dark
  • The Surge
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Titanfall 2
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division
  • Train Sim World
  • TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge
  • Warframe
  • Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide
  • We Happy Few
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
  • World of Tanks
  • WRC 7 FIA World Rally Championship
  • Zoo Tycoon

Xbox One games will look better on Xbox One X and will also run better. It’s something similar as with Xbox One S. Over standard version it not only has upgraded design but also has a slight performance boost. For example, in Xbox One S, games can be upscaled to 4k and has HDR support resulting in a performance boost of up to nine frames per second.

To make it simple, Xbox One X will offer some benefits to older games including better texture filtering, higher resolutions and smoother gameplay. However, this doesn’t mean that games that used to run on 30 fps or so now will hit 60 fps as games are developed differently and have their set frame rate figure.

Xbox One X VR and 4k gaming

When the Xbox One X was announced, Microsoft said that Xbox One X extra processing power will be used in two areas:  VR or Virtual Reality and 4k gaming. If the games are optimized enough, the performance of Xbox One X could match such graphic cards like Nvidia GTX 1070 and AMD’s Fury X-class. For example, you can play Forza Motorsport demo in native 4k resolution at 60 frames per second. Not only it’s impressive, but also the fact that there is power to spare. For Forza Motorsport engine, there’s plenty of overhead.

Next, there is Assassin’s Creed Origins and BioWare’s Anthem. Both of these games are designed to run at 4k resolution, although it’s not “true 4k”. Rendering or dynamic resolution is being used. However, they still look very impressive.

For 4k media, there is a scaler built into Scorpio’s display processor. It’s similar to Xbox One S scaler, just improved. Xbox One X supports Ultra HD Blu-ray discs and 4k streaming apps like Netflix.

When it comes to VR, the 6TF Radeon GPU outperforms GTX 970 and R9 290. Xbox One X really has what it takes to run VR games. However, unlike Sony has its own Virtual Reality headset, Xbox One doesn’t. Therefore, you will most likely have to buy one from third-party manufacturers. A possible partner is Oculus. However, neither Microsoft or Oculus has talked or announced anything about this. In the end, it seems like Xbox One X primary focus will be on standard gaming, not virtual reality although this console is capable of doing it. This is kinda strange as Microsoft doesn’t talk much either announce VR. This can be a huge drawback for those who are ready for next-generation gaming. Many will choose PS4 Pro over Xbox One X just because of VR.

Xbox One X release date and price

Microsoft at E3 2017 announced that Xbox One X will be released on November 7 worldwide and pricing which is $499 USD, €499 Euros, £449, $649 AU and $599 CA. As Xbox One X is more powerful than PS4 Pro, it also costs more, there is about 100$ difference in price. You can preorder Xbox One X below:

Despite its relatively high price, Microsoft claims that they are selling this console with a loss and the real money making is selling games.

 

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