Xbox One X (Project Scorpio)


The Xbox One X was known as Project Scorpio is Microsoft’s newest console set to be released on 7th November 2017. It’s Microsoft smallest console they are releasing to date. Xbox One X was announced in June and will be the first 4K console by Microsoft. To put into perspective how powerful this console is 40% more powerful than the consoles currently on the market – it even surpasses the PS4 Pro. Scorpion is also capable of running Blu-Rays in 4K.

The Xbox One Scorpion is capable to perform at 1080p but it to show its optimal performance would be to have a 4K TV. Microsoft has already said that they will be re-releasing some of the games for the Xbox One X to show off its performance and graphics. The current memory size is 1TB as standard than previously with the Xbox One of 500GB and then 1TB later on. There over 100 games announced that will be enhanced for the Xbox One X including Titanfall 2 and Fallout 4. The good news is that most of the Xbox One accessories and controllers will work on the new Xbox One X. 

The current price of the Xbox One X is $499.99 and in the UK £449.99. The majority of the pre-orders have already sold out but it’s rumoured that there will another chance to pre-order in Autumn/Fall. The major shops like GAME, Amazon, Microsoft and many more have already sold out. There have also been reports that there is a short supply but Microsoft is currently pleased with the current results.

Techs and Specs 

 Here are some of the specs directly from the Microsoft website – I have linked the website below if you would like to see more details.

• CPU Custom CPU @ 2.30 GHz, 8 cores
• GPU Custom GPU @ 1.172 GHz, 40 CUs, Polaris features, 6.0 TFLOPS
• Memory 12 GB GDDR5 @ 326 GB/s
• Flash 8GB • Internal storage 1TB HDD
• Optical disc drive 4K UHD Blu-ray • PSU 245 W, internal
• HDMI resolution and frame rate 2160p @ 60Hz
• AMD FreeSync • HDMI Variable Refresh Rate (when ratified)
• HDR10 support Yes
• Content protection HDCP 2.2
• Video CODECs HEVC/H.265, VP9, AVC/H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, VC1/WMV9
• HDMI audio, encoded Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, PCM 2.0, 5.1, & 7.1; Dolby TrueHD w/Atmos¹¹ (from games)
• HDMI audio, passthru Dolby TrueHD (opt. Atmos¹¹), DD+ (opt. Atmos¹¹), DTS-HR/MA (opt. DTS:X)
• S/PDIF audio, encoded Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, PCM 2.0
• CODECs decoded AAC, MP3, MPEG1, WMV
• Connectivity 3 USB 3.0 • 2 HDMI (1 HDMI 2.0b out, 1 HDMI 1.4b in)

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