Microsoft have taken to their stage at E3 and unveiled the Xbox One X, previously known as Project Scorpio. The new hardware looks very similar to the existing Xbox One S but in classic black, and without a vent on the top. It was also announced the X will be the smallest Xbox to date.
In that box, we’re looking at “True 4K” – that’s over 8 million pixels – HDR, wide colour gamut, Dolby Atmos sound and 4K UHD Blu-ray playback.
For those without a 4K display, unsure of the X’s benefits, we’re told that Xbox One game currently running at lower resolutions will still be given a boost, thanks to enhanced load times, and supersampling, which will make everything look “super pretty” (not an actual quote).
Scorpio Engine: With 6 TFLOPS, 326GB/s of memory bandwidth and advanced, custom silicon, the Scorpio Engine is the most powerful console gaming processor ever created.
Centrifugal Fan: A supercharger-style design which rapidly pulls in and compresses air, Xbox One X’s Centrifugal Fan is crafted to deliver maximum cooling with minimum noise.
Vapor Chamber: A first for home consoles, Xbox One X’s Vapor Chamber uses advanced liquid cooling to help ensure the Scorpio Engine stays cool.
Hovis Method: To maximize performance and minimize power consumption, Xbox One X uses the Hovis Method, a cutting edge digital power delivery system to custom tune console voltage.
Of course, all that fancy tech doesn’t come cheap, and Xbox One X will cost $499US/£449UK – twice the price of the current Xbox One S – when it launches on November 7, 2017.