Microsoft’s 4K Console ‘Project Scorpio’ was officially shown off at Microsoft’s 2017 E3 Press Conference today and is now called Xbox One X.
The 4K powered Xbox One X will launch November 7th at $499.99 USD.
It was also confirmed that you can unplug your old Xbox One S and simply plug the new one in via the same cables. The Xbox One X is also the smallest console in the Xbox family, coming in even smaller than the current Xbox One S.
The Xbox One X is Microsoft’s answer to the PS4 Pro, and it is very clear that Microsoft is holding nothing back as the visuals shown at the conference are stunning, and the library set to take advantage of the new power of the Xbox One X is looking to impress.
While the Xbox One S has HDR support for games, the Xbox One X will have HDR support for 4K HDR Blu-rays AND games. The ability to play 4K Blu-ray’s is also something that the PS4 Pro does not ‘currently’ do.
The confirmed specs for the Xbox One X are as follows:
- CPU: Eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3 GHz
- GPU: Integrated AMD graphics with 6 teraflops of performance
- RAM: 12gb GDDR5
- Storage: 1TB (Full external HDD support)
- Color: Black
- Optical Drive: 4K/HDR Blu-ray drive
- 4K Support: Yes
- HDR Support: Movies and Games
Microsoft also announced a wealth of games that will be launching alongside the system when it launches November 7th.
Look forward to a Xbox One X review this November.
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