Microsofts so far known as “Scorpio” UHD game console comes as Xbox One X on the 7th of the market. The price is rumored to be about 500 US dollars. At the press conference on the E3 2017, the company left no doubt that the console would be understood as a killer for the PlayStation 4 Pro.
Equally several times the head of the Xbox division, Phil Spencer, referred to the performance of the console and found that the performance of the hardware is sufficient to deliver UHD resolutions with UHD assets and HDR without compromising or upscaling. Among other things thanks to a Vapor-Chamber water cooling is also the smallest console ever built by Microsoft, Spencer said. This can also be understood as a side stroke on Sony, after all, the PlayStation 4 Pro is bigger than the basic model.
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
Away from the appearance, Microsoft had to announce the console but nothing new. The technical specifications were announced a few years ago in rough drafts and have in the past months piece by piece also in the detail leaked. The console is equipped not only with faster hardware than the PlayStation 4 Pro (Test), but also with a UHD Blu-ray drive. For storing data, a conventional magnetic data carrier with a terabyte capacity is used.
The technique was already known
The Xbox One X will also play older games with dynamic resolution more handsomely and, if the FPS limit on the Xbox One is not reached constantly, can play faster. Parts of the 12 GB RAM can also be used as a RAM disk to speed up the loading time, while the bi- or trilinear is replaced by anisotropic text-filtering – at the system level, a special adaptation of older games is not necessary for these features.
Also the console will support HDMI 2.1 and Adaptive Sync, has already been announced in advance. On HD TVs, the Xbox One X will also render internally in UHD resolution, which equates to a full-screen edge smoothing and promises to owners of older television also a visible quality gain.