Microsoft Xbox One X News, Specs and Release Date: Power and Performance versus Price

By Jeff Harris, Posted: 06/19/17 04:48AM EDT

Considered to be the most powerful gaming console, Microsoft officially unveiled the Xbox One X, formerly known as Project Scorpio, during the E3 2017 event. The gaming console believed to have 40 percent more power than any leading consoles, the Xbox One X is scheduled for release in the market November 7, 2017.

Recently, Microsoft's corporate vice president of Xbox and Windows Gaming Mike Ybarra spoke to Polygon about their decision not to make any adjustment on the technical aspects of Xbox One X. Power and performance vs. cheaper price was the battle cry - Microsoft does not want to compromise the console's specification just to be able to sell it at a lower cost.

"When we looked at the overall design, we could do less memory. We could do under-clocked components so we don't have to have the cooling system that we have in here. There's any number of things you could think of. The box could be twice as big. That would make it cheaper," Ybarra said. But living up to the expectation, Ybarra added, "We showed them the smallest Xbox we've ever created, the most power, the best price per performance you can get anywhere, in this box. That's what we're delivering."

The Microsoft's VP for Xbox and Gaming shared that when they initially designed this latest gaming console, they do not have the price on their heads. Ybarra added that they could have come up with something similar to PlayStation 4 Pro last year, but that would compromise the long list of features and specifications game developers are looking for in a gaming console.
Earlier, iSportsTimes posted a comparison table of initial components of Xbox One X against Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Pro specifications [see table below] before the new gaming console was introduced at E3 2017. Now, everyone seems to have already accepted the fact that indeed, Xbox One X will become the best gaming console before the year ends.

Specifications Project Scorpio Xbox One PlayStation 4 Pro
CPU Eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz Eight custom Jaguar cores clocked at 1.75GHz Eight Jaguar cores clocked at 2.1GHz
GPU 40 customized compute units at 1172MHz 12 GCN compute units at 853MHz (Xbox One S: 914MHz) 36 improved GCN compute units at 911MHz
Memory Bandwidth 326GB/s DDR3: 68GB/s, ESRAM at max 204GB/s (Xbox One S: 219GB/s) 218GB/s
Hard Drive 1TB 2.5-inch 500GB/1TB/2TB 2.5-inch 1TB 2.5-inch
Optical Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray Blu-ray (Xbox One S: 4K UHD) Blu-ray

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