X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Xbox One X (Scorpio) Price, Launch Date and Specs Announced

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

Microsoft showed up at E3 2017 armed with its latest weapon in the console gaming wars. Formerly codenamed Xbox Scorpio, Microsoft claims that the Xbox One X is the most powerful console system ever, and certainly in terms of raw specifications, it sounds like it.

zoom in

The console packs some impressive technical specs, including a custom 16 nm, 8-core CPU, a GPU capable of pushing out 6 teraflops, 12 GB of GDDR5 RAM, and 1TB of hard drive space. All that power enables 4K gameplay at speeds up to 60 fps, including HDR lighting effects. The console will also support 4K UHD Blu-ray playback with HDR, along with Dolby Atmos sound.

The Xbox One X will be fully backwards-compatible with Xbox One accessories and games – and can improve their visual quality in terms of frame rates and added anisotropic filtering, while also improving load times. Even when viewing games on 1080p displays, the new console can render in 4K, then perform supersampling to improve visual quality on those displays. Going forward, it appears that most games will be released for Windows 10 and Xbox One, and with special 4K and HDR enhancements for the Xbox One X when developers want to support the system’s capabilities.

Microsoft also says the Xbox One X is the smallest Xbox ever, despite its impressive performance. Here’s a side-by-side of the Xbox One X with the current Xbox One S.

zoom in

Microsoft will be releasing the Xbox One X for $499(USD) on November 7, 2017, just in time for the busy holiday shopping season. Keep an eye on Amazon’s product page for your chance to get in early on the pre-order madness.

While we don’t have a complete list of launch titles yet, some of the games slated to be available for the Xbox One X launch include Forza Motorsport 7,  PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, The Darwin Project, The Last Night, The Artful Escape, Tacoma, Aurora 44, Crackdown 3 and more.

In addition to new titles, numerous existing Xbox One titles will get Xbox One X enhancement updates, including Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Killer Instinct, Minecraft, and Halo Wars 2.

Here are a few trailers from some launch titles:

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Advertisement

More from Awesomer Media...

Mezco One:12 Collective X-Men Deadpool Action Figure

Mezco One:12 Collective X-Men Deadpool Action Figure

Hot Toys Spider-Man: Homecoming 1/6 Scale Action Figure

Hot Toys Spider-Man: Homecoming 1/6 Scale Action Figure

World’s Tallest Outdoor Elevator

World’s Tallest Outdoor Elevator

It Wasn’t Me: Tom Jones Style

It Wasn’t Me: Tom Jones Style

Jaguar E-Pace Compact SUV Teased for 2018 Launch

Jaguar E-Pace Compact SUV Teased for 2018 Launch

2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE Is the Fastest Camaro Ever Around the Ring

2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE Is the Fastest Camaro Ever Around the Ring