With the Xbox One X (Scorpio) being due next month I thought I would have a look at the spec and see what others are saying about Microsoft’s new upgraded XBOX is
So we now know it is an updated version of the Xbox One console, designed to deliver 4K, HDR video, high-framerate gameplay, and other advanced features.
- 6 TFLOPS, 326GB/s, 12GB GDDR5
- Support for Dolby Atmos
- 8-core, 2.3GHz processor
Technical jargon aside, this difference in graphics power will make a difference when it comes to gaming at 4K. Microsoft is aiming for full, native 4K at 60fps. Some games run at 30fps in 4K, while others manage full 60fps performance at full, native 4K. The rest is a combination of games that only run at 30fps/4K, or render at sub-4K and use clever upscaling techniques to appear 4K.
All Xbox One games will run better on One X, whether or not they’ve been specifically updated to do so. You’ll be able to play One X games at Full HD, too, with the choice as to whether you want to downscale from Ultra HD resolution for ultra-sharp graphics, or run games at 1080p for better performance.
Side by side comparisons to a bog standard Xbox One are:
|Category||Xbox One X||Xbox One S|
|Processor||Eight core CPU at 2.3GHz||Eight core custom AMD CPU at 1.75GHz|
|Storage||1TB (standard)||500GB, 1TB or 2TB launch edition|
|Memory||12GB of GDDR5 RAM at 6.8GHz with 326 GB/s bandwidth||8GB DDR3 RAM|
|Graphics||Six teraflop GPU at 1,172 MHz, 40 compute units||Custom Radeon GPU with 1.23 teraflop|
|Ports||HDMI-in; HDMI-out; one front-facing USB 3.0 ; two rear-facing USB 3.0; IR receiver/blaster; SPDIF digital audio; Ethernet||HDMI-in; HDMI-out; one front-facing USB 3.0 ; two rear-facing USB 3.0; IR receiver/blaster; SPDIF digital audio; Ethernet|
|Optical drive||4K UHD Blu Ray||4K UHD Blu Ray|
CraftyDoctor anticipates Microsoft has included support for a VR headset which is yet to be seen or possibly allowing the third party headsets that are currently being labelled as Mixed Reality, either way, I am sure that Microsoft has a VR plan for the Scorpio XBOX One X it is certainly powerful enough. Have you preordered yet if not follow the link on this page?