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Microsoft officially reveals Xbox One X 4K gaming console

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 21:13 GMT
Microsoft officially reveals Xbox One X 4K gaming console
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 21:13 GMT

Microsoft has officially revealed the new Xbox One X console during its E3 2017 press conference earlier today. According to the company the console is the most powerful console ever made.


The new console renders games at 4K resolution, and supports games using 4K textures and other 4K assets. All games that are currently available for Xbox One will also be available on the Xbox One X because all games are backward compatible.

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For older games, Xbox One X will make use of supersampling to make dated games stretch out better on 4K resolution TVs.

On the hardware side the console features an 8 core custom CPU clocked at 2.3 GHz and a 6 Teraflop GPU clocked at 1.17 GHz. The console also features 4K UHD Blu-Ray playback.

A recent press release states that the company is "proud of the diverse lineup of games coming this year that will only be playable on Xbox One and will play better on Project Scorpio," and that it has "made it easy for recently released titles to upgrade to true 4K".

Xbox One X launches on November 7th 2017 worldwide. The console will retail for $499.99 in North America and €499.99 in Europe.


System specifications

  Xbox One
Xbox One X
Processor 8 Core Jaguar @ 1.75 GHz 8 Core Custom @ 2.3 GHz
GPU 12 GCN units @ 853 MHz 40 Custom units @ 1172 MHz
Memory RAM 8 GB DDR3 @ 68 GB/s + 32 MB ESRAM @ 204 GB/s 12 GB GDDR5 @ 326 GB/s
HDD 500 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB 2.5 inch 1TB 2.5 inch
Optical Drive Blu-ray 4K UHD Blu-ray
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Raymond Bakker
Journalist and Software Developer at Moonlight Multimedia. He covers the latest video games news from indie to virtual reality and has been actively involved in the video games industry since the early 2000s.
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