All You Need To Know About Microsoft Xbox One X

Microsoft has released pre-order details for its latest flagship console, Xbox One X, which will be available for pre-order from tomorrow November 7th 2017.

Regarded as “the world’s most powerful console”, the Xbox One X console will be offering immersive 4K gaming, with 40% more power than any other console. Thanks to an impressive 8-core Custom AMD CPU clocked at 2.3GHz, which should bring enhanced AI, real world detail, and smoother interactions to your gaming.

With a 12GB GDDR5 of graphic memory, you are sure the Xbox One X will add speed and power to game performance to enable bigger worlds and quicker load times. Not to mention that it comes with 8GB flash memory as well as 1TB HDD internal storage.

The console is said to be built for true 4K gaming. It comes with a 2160p frame buffers and 6 teraflops of graphical processing power. And experience premiere sound that puts you in the center of Spatial Audio.

If you are worried about compatibility issues for those with Xbox 360, you need not worry as you can play hundreds of Xbox 360 games, classic Original Xbox games on Xbox One X. The console supports game franchises across generations of Xbox consoles, so you can enjoy the titles you own and love at no additional cost. All games look and play great on Xbox One X. But select Xbox One X Enhanced titles are optimized to take full advantage of the world’s most powerful console.

Here is a full tech specs;

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 Memory 8GB
Internal storage 1TB HDD
Optical disc drive 4K UHD Blu-ray
PSU 245W, internal
HDMI resolution and framerate 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)


IR receiver/IR Blaster port

IR Blaster

Ethernet (IEEE 802.3 10/100/1000)

Kinect (via external USB adapter)

Wireless IEEE 802.11ac dual band (5GHz & 2.4GHz), 2×2 wireless Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi Direct for home networks
Accessories radio Dedicated dual band Xbox Wireless radio
Dimensions 11.81 x 9.44 x 2.36 in (299.97 x 239.77 x 59.94 mm)
Weight 8.40 lbs (3.81 kg)
In the box • 1TB Xbox One X Console

• Xbox Wireless Controller

• HDMI cable (4K capable)

• Power cable

• 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial

• 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial

The pre-order price goes for $499.99, which includes

  • Xbox One X console
  • Wireless controller
  • AC power cable
  • 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial
  • 1 month Xbox Game Pass subscription trial

Microsoft was founded by Paul Allen and Bill Gates on April 4, 1975. The American multinational technology company develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services.

One of its flagship hardware products is the Xbox game console, first introduced on November 15, 2001 in the United States, with the launch of the original Xbox console. Xbox features an online service by the name of Xbox Live; an online service that comprises of a virtual market, the Xbox Live Marketplace, which allows the purchase and download of games and various forms of multimedia. Online gaming on the Xbox first started on November 15, 2002 worldwide.

Xbox One is a line of eighth generation home video game consoles developed by the company. Announced in May 2013 it is the successor to Xbox 360, the third console in the Xbox family. In August 2016, Microsoft released a refreshed Xbox One model, Xbox One S, which has a streamlined design, native support for 4K video playback and upscaling, and HDR10 high-dynamic-range color. A high-end model, Xbox One X, was unveiled in June 2017 for release in November, which features major hardware upgrades focused on enabling games to be rendered at 4K resolution.

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