While PC gamers are bragging about their superior hardware allowing them to play video games at an unmatched resolution and performance, and console makers try to please their fans with higher-performance devices – like this year’s PS4 Pro – smartphones are quietly taking over the gaming world. Today, smartphones have the most gamers and generate the biggest revenue, even without counting those who enjoy incredible real money online casino games available at All Slots. Even though both the PC and the console are left behind by smartphones and tablets, they are not extinct at all. Those who cited 4K gaming as the ultimate advantage the PC has above the gaming console better find another one, because, since last November, the PS4 Pro can do the same – and Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One X will also have this feature – and much more.
Prepare for the X
Microsoft has announced Project Scorpio at the E3 2016, as a definitive successor of the Xbox One. Among the most attractive features of the upcoming gaming console, we found the ominous 4K gaming, backwards compatibility with Xbox One games, exclusive titles, and an amazing performance. And this August, the Redmond giant has indeed unveiled its upcoming console, even if it comes a year after Sony’s PS4 Pro: the Xbox One X.
According to the release, the new Microsoft console will outdo its main competitor both when it comes to processing power (6 teraflops versus the 4.14 of the Sony console). Besides, it is promoted as the “world’s most powerful console”, thanks to its custom-built Scorpio Engine.
As said before, Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One X console is powered by a custom-built chip called Project Scorpio with 6 Teraflops (million million floating-point operations per second), 326 GB/s memory bandwidth, 12 GB of high-speed GDDR5 RAM, 8GB of flash memory, and 1TB of storage space built right into it. Otherwise, it will be an Xbox One – all the accessories and peripherals compatible with its predecessor will work with it out of the box. What makes it even better is that it will run all Xbox One games with no glitches.
When it comes to its video capabilities, the Xbox One X will be every bit as great as it should be in 2017, with its 4K resolution, HDMI 2.0b output, and support for HDR 10. And it will be capable of outputting DTS, Dolby, and PCM audio, too. It will also be fitted with dual-band WiFi Direct, and even have an infrared port to send and receive signals.
The console will be released alongside exclusive 4K editions of a handful of games, like Forza Motorsport 7, Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2, Sea of Thieves and Super Lucky’s Tale, and Halo 5 – along with many other titles – will also get a 4K upgrade.
The Xbox One X is set to be released on November 7 and can be pre-ordered for $499.