XBOX ONE X Launches Nov 7, 2017 $499

If you missed the news at E3, well Microsoft fans are getting a new console Xbox One X which was code named Project Scorpio which I though was a...

If you missed the news at E3, well Microsoft fans are getting a new console Xbox One X which was code named Project Scorpio which I though was a much cooler name. Check out the World Premier below and watch the whole XBOX conference as see the debut of the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS!

Coming Nov 7, 2017 to a store near you!  Ready or not here it comes with all it’s glory! It’s a great evolution with improved hardware and mastery to fit into that little box. Really that is true engineering wonder to get all that power in such a small platform and I commend the XBOX team for getting it done. It will also certainly push more people into justifying a 4k TV now for there entertainment rooms just like the original xbox 360 did for 1080p LCD TV’s back in the day.

There is a lot to love about the new Xbox One X, but if your already a PC elitist come Nov 7th you might not have it on your Christmas list to Santa. A lot of PC gamers running a current gen GPU like a 1070 or 1080 TI are able to see 4k at 60 FPS and are not limited to using a 16:9 screen ratio and no VR capabilities. Then add the form factors of mul

ti tasking, easier internet browsing, video editing, added peripheral hardware like keyboards, mice, higher end racing wheels etc etc… well it’s probably not for you.

But for those that are looking for hassle free plug and play 4k experience the Xbox One X is the most powerful at this price range to be had at the moment. After more investigation the Xbox One X is actually pretty dang powerful for the money even though it’s CPU is lacking behind a few years. Just keep in mind that consoles strong points is it’s architecture and that doesn’t change, giving game designers less variables to hassle with. In fact it’s easier to design games this way from what I have been hearing to achieve a more consistent performance within the games. It is defiantly apparent when watching trailers from the new Forza 7!

For some spec comparison between the Xbox One S and PS4 Pro check out the specs below I gathered for your viewing from around the net.

SPECS:

CPU 8 core CPU @ 2.3GHz
Graphics Six teraflop GPU @ 1,172 MHz, 40 compute units
Memory 12GB of GDDR5 RAM @ 6.8GHz w/ 326 GB/s bandwidth
Storage Starting at 1TB
Connections and expansions HDMI-in; HDMI-out; 1x front-facing USB 3.0 ; 2x rear-facing USB 3.0; IR receiver/blaster; SPDIF digital audio; Ethernet
Power supply 245W internal PSU
Disk drive 4K UHD Blu-ray drive
In the box Xbox One X console
Xbox Wireless Controller
HDMI cable
Power cable
1-month Xbox Game Pass trial
14-day Xbox Live Gold trial

Comparison Xbox One X vs Xbox One S

Category Xbox One X Xbox One S
Processor eight core CPU at 2.3GHz eight core custom AMD CPU at 1.75GHz
Storage 1TB (more options could be announced) 500GB, 1TB or 2TB launch edition
Memory 12GB of GDDR5 RAM at 6.8GHz with 326 GB/s bandwidth 8GB DDR3 RAM
Graphics Six teraflop GPU at 1,172 MHz, 40 compute units Custom Radeon GPU with 1.23 teraflop
Ports HDMI-in; HDMI-out; one front-facing USB 3.0 ; two rear-facing USB 3.0; IR receiver/blaster; SPDIF digital audio; Ethernet HDMI-in; HDMI-out; one front-facing USB 3.0 ; two rear-facing USB 3.0; IR receiver/blaster; SPDIF digital audio; Ethernet
Optical drive 4K UHD Blu Ray 4K UHD Blu Ray
Price $499 From $249

Comparison Xbox One X vs PS4 PRO

Xbox One X PS4 Pro
US price $499 $399
Release Date November 7, 2017 Available now
CPU Eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz 2.1GHz 8-core AMD custom “Jaguar” CPU
GPU Integrated AMD graphics with 6 teraflops of performance Integrated AMD Polaris graphics with 4.2 teraflops of performance
RAM 12GB GDDR5 8GB GDDR5
Storage 1TB 1TB
Dimensions 11.8 x 9.4 x 2.4 inches, the “smallest Xbox ever” 12.8 x 11.6 x 2.1 inches
Weight 8.4 pounds 7.2 pounds
Color Black Black
Optical Drive 4K/HDR Blu-ray drive Blu-ray/DVD
4K Support Yes Yes
HDR Support Yes Yes

 

 

Xbox E3 2017 Briefing

Conclusion:

Xbox One X is the most powerful console on the market currently and is actually pretty good buy for the money based on form factor, convenience and games to play. Being that I mostly sim race and of the latest games I want to play from Microsoft will be on the PC store app their is no reason to own the XBOX One X for me. Plus I don’t have a 4k TV or Monitor. Oh speaking on that, keep in mind console games play in 16:9 ration so any wide screen monitors will result in black bars on the side or a stretched image, which is another reason I prefer PC over consoles. More options 🙂

Seriously though the XBOX One X for the money is a good buy if you have a 4K TV or 16:9 ratio 4k monitor to game on. It’s a hassle free platform that’s plug and play that all ages can enjoy in the living room in a very small form factor. If you are already a XBOX One S owner though without a 4K tv you will still benefit from super sampling and power of the console to render more objects on the screen at one time, but you will not be doing it justice until you upgrade to 4k.

So will you get the new Xbox One X? Comment below…

 

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