THE FUTURE KING
If you combined all the power of the machines from the previous pages, they wouldn’t be able to hold a candle to the beast that’s on the horizon...
8 REASONS WHY THE XBOX ONE X WILL RESHAPE THE FUTURE OF CONSOLE GAMING 1 It’s powerful
The Xbox One X is a real beast of a gaming machine: a total of eight 2.3GHz processor cores pair with a six-teraflop graphics processor, together with 12 GB of GDDR5 RAM. All that power essentially means that the Xbox One X will be blisteringly quick, able to run Forza Motorsport 7 at native 4K and still have more than 30% of its processing power to spare.
2 It’ll have 4K games
With all that power, the new Xbox One X will be able to deliver full 4K content - including games. There’s a 4K UHD Blu-ray player on-board, too, but it’s the option to serve up 4K HDR that’s properly exciting. The PS4 Pro runs a few games in native 4K, but uses trickery and upscaling to achieve it. That’s not the case for the Xbox One X, it’ll have more than enough power for native 4K.
3 Legacy Xbox One games will look spectacular
Where Sony’s top console switches half of its power off when running older games, Xbox One X uses all of its power even on Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles. That should mean frame rates that never falter from their maximum, and dynamic drops in resolution shouldn’t ever be necessary. That’ll be a big bonus even for gamers without a 4K screen.
4 It’ll load more, faster
The Xbox One X will pack a 1TB hard drive as standard, with a 50% boost in bandwidth, which - alongside that faster RAM and huge CPU power increase - will see load times slashed. In fact, while 4K game textures will sap a lot more space and bandwidth generally, load times should be no slower than on the standard Xbox One.
5 It’ll work with all your old stuff
The Xbox One X is still part of the same ecosystem as Microsoft’s current consoles. That means it’ll take all of your various controllers, arcade sticks, headsets, and whatever other peripherals you’ve stocked up on for the Xbox One or Xbox One S.
6 It’s small than you think
More power equals more physical heft, right? Not with the Xbox One X. While the original Xbox One was a bit of a porker, the Xbox One S trimmed things down to a more reasonable and stylish size. And the Xbox One X will go even slimmer. It’s Microsoft’s smallest console to date, despite packing in the most processing ability.
7 It’s going to sound great
Worried about how the Xbox One X will sound? Don’t be: it’s set to serve up spacial surround via Dolby Atmos and Microsoft’s proprietary HRTF format. HRTF is still shrouded in secrecy, but Dolby Atmos is all about adding height to surround sound and pin-point placement in a 3D soundscape. Plus it will also work with headphones, which is a mega bonus.
8 It’ll run super cool
All of those hardcore internals will take a fair bit of cooling - which is why Scorpio uses the closest thing to water cooling that you’ll see on a consumer console. Usually the reserve of gaming PCs, Scorpio puts ionised water to work in a vacuum in order to disperse heat from its components via a heatsink.
The Xbox One X is the only console that can achieve Ultra HD without upscaling and at 60fps. Take that, Sony.
A six-terraflops graphics chip is home unheard-of in a until console. That is to now, we can’t wait see what kind of visuals that unearths.