A year after revealing it to the world, Microsoft has officially launched the finalized version of its Project Scorpio console at the company’s E3 2017 launch event. With that, the company has also unveiling the console’s official name: the Xbox One X.
Boldly claimed as the world’s most powerful console, the Xbox One X is designed to deliver gaming experience at 60fps in 4K together with the support for HDR , Dolby Atmos, and DTS:X. Surprisingly, the new console is slightly smaller than Xbox One S which is rather interesting given the significant firepower upgrade.
Specs-wise, many of Xbox One X’s components has actually been revealed back in April through an in-depth analysis by Digital Foundry. As a refresher, the console is equipped with a custom chip from AMD that provides 6TFLOPS of computing power for developers to tap on.
Within the chip is a 2.3GHz 8-core CPU and 1172MHz GPU with 40 custom Radeon compute units and 12GB GDDR5 alongside 326GB/s memory bandwidth. Completing the console’s main specs are 8GB system RAM, 1TB hard drive and 4K Blu-Ray optical drive.
Of course, the new console maintains compatibility with existing Xbox One library. Nevertheless, there will be 22 upcoming titles that will receive console exclusivity on Xbox One X while quite a number of existing games will receive free updates as part of Xbox One X Enhanced program.
Gamers can look forward to get their hands on the new Xbox One X starting from 7 November 2017 – if and only if they can accept the console’s price tag which starts at USD 499 (about RM 2,129).