Xbox One X Revealed : E3 2017 []


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What we learned from Microsofts E3 2017 presentation was the unveiling of the Xbox One X. Formerly known as Project Scorpio. Needless to say, Microsoft’s offering has them coming out of the gate swinging!


The specs on this hardware are nothing short of impressive:

  •  8-core Custom AMD CPU  it is clocked at 2.3GHz
  • 12GB GDDR5
  • 6 Teraflop GPU enabled 4k
  • 326 GB/sec memory bandwidth

Video Capabilities


  • UHD Blu-ray
  • Optical Disc Drive


  • 2.0b (out),
  • 2160p @ 60Hz,
  • AMD FreeSync



Audio Components




  • Digital 5.1,
  • TrueHD with Atmos


2.0, 5.1, 7.1

Wireless capability

  • Bluetooth Enabled
  • Activation button on front


  • Dual band wireless with Wi-Fi
  • Direct for home networks


  • IR Blaster
  • Send and receive signals


  • Power Port
  • 2 HDMI Ports (1 HDMI 1.4b in, 1 HDMI 2.0b out)
  • 3 USB 3.0 Ports
  • IR Out
  • S/PDIF
  • Ethernet Port


What you need to keep in mind about this hardware is that it is presently stronger than Sony’s offering the PS4 Pro. Microsoft claims it to be 40% more powerful than its competitor’s models, but it does beg the question that struck me when I first saw the specs. “Isn’t this super close to being a decently specced PC?”


Given that the exclusives for this console aren’t really unique (Given the fact that you can play the majority of these on Windows anyway) it begs the question as to why you would bother to the price point of $499?


The answer to that is relatively simple – you will not be able to get that true 4k resolution if it wasn’t priced that way. Given the graphical fidelity of it, it’s unsurprising to me that it is priced the way it is. However, I fear that the console may be a little bit before its time. HD TV’s have only become standardised in the last few years. 4k TVs are still very expensive, and I fear that most people may avoid getting it for this reason. Or even worse – that they don’t realise they will need a supporting monitor to get true 4k.

It’s down to the individual person as to if they’d notice a difference between Full HD or ULTRA HD and if making that leap to 4k would justify the price point for it.


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