E3: Microsoft’s Project Scorpio is now the Xbox One X, launches November 7 for $499

E3 day Minus One kicked off in a big way, as Microsoft revealed the official name and final information for its premium Project Scorpio console. Enter: the Xbox One X.

The console, which Microsoft states is the most powerful console ever created, is certainly a beast. Or, a monster, as the company continued to remind everyone in attendance and online viewing their Briefing. It’s designed to be significantly more powerful than their current Xbox One S, and likewise with Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro.

Here are the stats that will undoubtedly wow you:

  • 4K video
  • 4K UHD Blu Ray
  • 8-core Custom AMD CPU clocked at 2.3GHz
  • 12GB GDDR5 of graphic memory
  • 6 Teraflop GPU
  • 326 GB/sec memory bandwidth
  • 1TB HDD

There’s much more, but you get the gist. The console will be completely compatible with current Xbox One and Xbox One S games, and all games going forward will work across all three devices.

Design-wise, the X follows the “boxy stipple” of the Xbox One S styling aesthetic, and looks like a much less exciting version, if that’s possible. It’s also the smallest of all of Microsoft’s consoles, as its internal design (“craftsmanship”) centered on optimizing nearly every aspect of its build, including liquid cooling, to hit its mass, weight and size targets. Yes, it’s smaller than the Xbox One S, which just came out last year and was smaller than the Xbox One before it. All Xbox One accessories will work with the Xbox One X. Even Kinect? Hmmmm…

The Xbox One X console will arrive around the world on November 7, 2017 for $499, but I know what you’re wondering: If the Xbox One is shorthanded into XBO, then the Xbox One X must be shorthanded to… XBOX!!! It all comes full circle.

Author: Dalibor Dimovski

Dali is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of SideQuesting, as well as the co-Founder of CarDesignFetish and the founder of MakLink. Dali is also a car designer, deejay, and introductory beer-brewer.

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