Microsoft Introduces Native 4K HDR Gaming with Xbox One X

Xbox One X

The gaming community has always found itself divided on the question of what’s better for gaming. There can be a full-on debate with PC lovers trying to outplay their console loving compatriots and vice versa. While both have their pros and cons, Microsoft has some good news for console lovers. The Xbox One X. It is touted as the most powerful console to have been produced till date.

Let’s take a look at new Xbox console and what it brings to the table.

Introducing 4K HDR Gaming

While there have been some consoles earlier from Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox which have supported 4K video streaming and movies there has been a console that enabled gamers to play at that resolution. With Xbox One X, Microsoft has enabled native HDR 4K gameplay that is going to open up a whole new dimension of gaming. PC gaming enthusiast has been enjoying this feature with the help of some video cards for quite some time now, and now the console enthusiast is not going to be left behind their PC compatriots.

Here is the trailer from Xbox.

Raw Power Embedded in a Newly Designed Chassis

Xbox has always locked horns against Sony’s PlayStation and with the launch of Xbox One X; Microsoft has surely left PlayStation to do a lot of catch up. Firstly the footprint of the console itself is insane when you look at beefy hardware (about which I will talk about in a minute) Microsoft packed in that small chassis. It is a premium device with matt black finish, and Microsoft has done away with the top grills which now enable you to stack anything (not too heavy) on its top. The aesthetics are stunning, and it’s a beauty to behold.

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Technical Specifications

  • Custom CPU: Octa Core @ 2.30 GHz
  • Custom GPU: 1.172 GHz, 40 CUs,6.0 TFLOPS Graphics Processing Engine, HDR enabled
  • Graphics Memory: 12 GDDR5 @ 326 GB/s
  • Video Codecs Supported: HEVC/H.265, MPEG 2, MPEG 4, VP9, AVC/H.264
  • Audio: Dolby TrueHD with Atmos, Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1
  • Flash Memory: 8 GB
  • Hard Disk: 1TB
  • 4K UHD Blu-ray Disk Drive
  • Resolution: 2160p @ 60Hz
  • Connectivity: 3 X USB 3.0, 2 X HDMI, IR Blaster, Ethernet, S/PDIF
  • Wireless: Dual Band with Wi-Fi Direct
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Microsoft claims that almost all previous titles will have better gameplay on the new Xbox, but it’s the titles that are marked Xbox One X Enhanced that are going to give an out worldly performance. As of now, there are just a handful of titles that carry that mark, but gamers can be very optimistic as there is bound to be more titles presenting themselves with the enhanced mark as developers continue to work on different popular titles. As of now, the new Xbox is available for pre-order from Microsoft’s website.


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