Xbox One X release date, specs, price, games and everything we know
Xbox One X, formerly known as Project Scorpio, is Microsoft’s 4K UHD console coming later this year. We’ve compiled everything you need to know about the new system including its specs, release date, price, games and more.
Microsoft has fully spilled the beans on the Xbox One X, and it looks like it has been worth the wait.
For starters, the Xbox One X will be fully backwards-compatible with Xbox One games – and offer improved performance on these titles to boot.
On the technical side, there was some new information about the specs. The processor is cooled using a liquid vapour chamber, a technique that’s becoming more common on more compact devices. There’s also a brand-new power-management system for the most efficient delivery of electricity seen on an Xbox console.
And finally, Microsoft revealed the Xbox One X’s price and release date. Read on for full details of everything we now know about the Xbox One X.
Xbox One X Specs: How powerful is the Xbox One X
- CPU: Eight-core 2.3GHz processor
- GPU: 40 compute units at 1172MHz
- RAM: 12GB GDDR5 (shared between system and GPU)
- Bandwidth: 326GB/s
- Storage: 1TB hard disk
- Disc: UHD Blu-ray player
- Video: 4K output, HDR 10 support
- Audio: DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1 and Atmos, PCM 2.0, 5.1, 7.1
- Wireless: Bluetooth, dual-band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, IR blaster
- Connectors: 2x HDMI (2.0b out, 1.4b in), 3x USB 3.0 ports, IR out, S/PDIF, Ethernet
First, let’s look at the headline Xbox One X specs before moving onto how this will affect gaming resolution and performance.
In the graphics department, the One X will get a GPU with 40 compute units running at a seriously impressive 1172MHz. Even more startling is the massive 12GB of GDDR5 memory, which is a handy combination of more and faster memory. This 12GB will be shared by the whole system, so some will be reserved for the CPU with the rest going to the GPU.
You’ll get a 1TB hard disk inside your Xbox One X, along with a UHD Blu-ray player. And that’s all we know.
Xbox One X Price and Release Date: Where can I pre-order the console?
At E3, Microsoft revealed that the Xbox One X will be released on November 7 2017 – just in time to make it this year’s Christmas must-buy.
The company also divulged that it’ll be relatively affordable for such a powerful new-gen console, costing £449 in the UK and $499 in the States.
That’s huge news for those who bought an Xbox or PS4 back in 2013 and have been waiting to upgrade to the next ‘major leap’ system. That starting price also puts it close enough to the PS4 Pro, which will give potential buyers of Sony’s latest console some serious pause for thought.
The only thing we weren’t told is when the Xbox One X will go up for pre-order. We’d expect that to happen about two to three months prior to its release date, based on experience, so watch this space towards the end of summer as we’ll be updating it with all the latest information as it becomes available.