Microsoft Unleashes XBOX ONE X at E3 2017

XBOX ONE X Debuts at E3 2017


A year ago at E3, Microsoft announced their next big console that would blow all other consoles out of the water which was dubbed “Project Scorpio”. This year, Microsoft revealed that this beast, no longer called Project Scorpio, will be released to the public as Xbox One X. Microsoft has said that the Xbox One X is the most most important product release for the Xbox team in years.

Microsoft announced that the Xbox One X will be the most powerful gaming console ever with an 8-core custom AMD CPU clocked at 2.3 GHz, 12GB GDDR5 memory, 1TB of storage, a 6 teraflop GPU which will power the 4K environments and 326 GB memory bandwidth. The Xbox One X will include a 4K UHD Blu-ray Optical Disc Drive, Hdmi 2.0b, 216op @ 60Hz video, AMD FreeSync technology and HDR 10 support. There is also 2 HDMI ports, 3 USB 3.0 ports, IR out port, S/PDIF connection and an Ethernet port. The Xbox One X audio components will include DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1 and TrueHD with Atmos and PCM 2.0/5.1/7.1. The wireless features include Wi-Fi Dual band wireless with Wi-Fi Direct for your home networks, an IR Blaster for sending and receiving signals and a Bluetooth enabled activation button on the front.

That’s a lot of power for this beast but don’t worry, Microsoft also put in a liquid cooling system to prevent overheating which means no “three rings of death”. This is truly the most powerful video game console Microsoft has ever built but it’s also the smallest they have ever built.

XBOX ONE X Monster

The Xbox One X looks like a great console, but will the fact that it will not support virtual reality be a setback? Microsoft’s reasoning behind not adding VR support is that VR is best suited for the PC than a gaming console. So does that now mean they scrap the Hololens project? 

Hopefully, we will get some of these questions answered at the 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) from Los Angeles, CA.

Microsoft HoloLens