June 15, 2017
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Microsoft finally introduces Xbox One X

Microsoft’s much-hyped Project Scorpio finally has a name. Microsoft finally announced The Xbox One X in a briefing days before the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the most anticipated annual video game conference. E3 takes place from June 13 until June 15 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Kareem Choudhry, Head of Xbox Software Engineering, left no detail unturned as he revealed the specs of this year’s most awaited console. He divided the discussion among the three pillars of the Xbox One X: Power, Compatibility, and Craftsmanship.

Power

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The Xbox One X runs on a six teraflop GPU and an eight-core CPU exclusively developed by AMD for the console. It has 12GB of GDDR5 RAM. Three-quarters of that are dedicated solely to the games and the rest is reserved for system overhead. The high-end gaming console is also equipped with a 1TB HDD and a UHD Blu-ray drive. These advancements, according to Choudhry, will result in true 4K resolution: more than 8 million pixels utilized to create the best HDR gaming experience.

Compatibility

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Enthusiasts of the old Xbox model need not to worry about their old games and accessories because the Xbox X One team made sure that the new console can run them all. Even Xbox One owners who haven’t shifted to newer 4K screens will still be able to enjoy stellar visual fidelity and faster load times, and , thanks to Supersampling–a technology that improves 1080-pixel outputs.

Craftsmanship

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Choudhry proudly claims that the Xbox One X has the “fastest and most advanced console processor” in the market. He has enough basis to say so: the Scorpio engine boasts a “360 square millimeter chip with 7 billion transistors and a 384-bit wide memory bus”.  This guarantees “maximum power and efficiency”.

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The Xbox One X has a liquid-cooled vapor chamber to ensure that the powerful hardware runs smoothly round the clock. Lastly, it runs on a power management technique developed by one of their engineers. The integration of the Hovis method means that no two Scorpio Engine processors are alike; each board is designed to match the chip.

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The Xbox One X is slated for release on November 7. It will retail for 499 USD.