The X in Xbox One X Could Finally Become a Known Quantity, Pre-order Details Expected Today


Today, August 20, Microsoft will hopefully be announcing pre-order details for Xbox One X. The premium gaming console from Microsoft was initially announced at E3 2017, and there’s talk that pre-orders could start today right after the announcement at Microsoft’s Gamescom press conference at 9 PM local time in Germany

The console was originally called Project Scorpio, and later was unveiled as the Xbox One X, the company’s smallest console. The console can stand vertically with an add-on option, and boasts being the world’s most powerful gaming console.

“There is no power greater than X,” said Xbox boss Phil Spencer during Microsoft’s big E3 2017 press event. “It’s the most powerful console ever made.”

On the specifications front, the console is said to be equipped with a system that drives six teraflops of GPU compute power. It will come with 12 GB of GDDR5 RAM, with 9GB dedicated to games and the rest for system overhead. Xbox One X will also come packed with a 1TB hard disk and a UHD Blu-ray drive, and has a 120-watt internal power supply. The GPU is comprised of 40 compute units and it clocks at 1172 MHz, and the CPU is based on a customized version of the Jaguar architecture with all cores clocked at 2.3 GHz.

A few sources confirm having seen the Xbox One X in action running several games at 4K resolution, like Forza Motorsport 7 and the new addition, Metro Exodus. It also includes a handful of new titles like Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Middle Earth: Shadow of War, and BioWare’s Anthem, also pumping out ultra-high-definition. It is still unclear if the games will maintain 60 FPS throughout, although none were showcased with lower frame rates. Xbox One X will also boost existing Xbox One games by loading faster and with a better look, and the console comes with a new liquid-cooled vapor chamber.

Microsoft Xbox One X is expected to be unveiled on November 7 worldwide with a price tag of $500, €499, CAD599 and AUD649.

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