After months of being know as the Project Scorpio, Microsoft’s latest console has been christened as the Xbox One X. Microsoft is planning to launch the Xbox One X on November 7th, priced at US$499 / S$699. Apparently, worldwide as well with Singapore following shortly after.
Once again Geoff Keighley is spot on with his prediction pre-event –
I can now say with confidence Project Scorpio is $499. Unless something changes today, that is what will be announced.
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) June 11, 2017
The key thing about the Xbox One X is its ‘supersampling’ feature which touts newer and older games to look better even on 1080p TVs.
The Xbox One X will ship with 6 teraflops of graphical power. This is more than its main competitor, the PS4 Pro, at 4.2 teraflops. A custom GPU engine runs on the Xbox One X at 1172MHz, this is a significant jump over the existing Xbox One’s 853MHz and 911MHz found on the PS4 Pro.
What’s also interesting would be the inclusion of a liquid-cooled vapor-chamber cooling inside the Xbox One X, a technology that’s found on high-end PC gaming cards such as the GTX 1080.
The entire mantra of the keynote was filled with repetitions of 4K and 60FPS which has become a war cry of sorts for the folks at Microsoft. The thing about console gamers has always been its plug-and-play feature will little to worry about things like frame rate but Microsoft seems keen to place a big spotlight on.
With the Xbox One X hitting the streets come 7 November 2017, at US$499. In Singapore, the Xbox One X will arrive sometime in 2017 at a SRP of S$699.
Gerald currently straddles between his love of video games and board gaming. There’s nothing that interests him more than trying out the newest and fanciest gadget in town as well. He dreams of publishing a board game sometime in the future!