XBOX ONE X Limited Edition
What is the Xbox One X?
The Xbox One X is the most powerful games console on the market today. It represents a major performance boost over the Xbox One S and is geared towards people who want to see their games at the best quality possible on a console.
4K is the name of the game, and this machine does a sterling job of serving up games at the fabled 3840 x 2160-pixel resolution.
But it’s not quite that simple. Game developers are still beavering away to optimise their Xbox games to take advantage of the One X’s hardware, and it leaves me with the impression that casual players are going to be rather confused come launch day. In addition, not every game you played on the original Xbox One or Xbox One S will look better, or even play better, on the One X; it’s entirely on a game-by-game basis.
Aside from muddying the waters, there’s no disputing that the Xbox One X is a seriously impressive piece of hardware that takes console performance to new heights.
But does that make it a must-buy?
XBOX X One Unboxing
The xbox comes in a nice black finished printed box that screams both classy and impressive, probably one of the nicest boxes I have seen, so I can’t complain too much . Since this is a limited edition it comes with the Project Scorpio printed on the Box, Console and Controller.
XBOX One X Controller Box
The xbox one controller box is neatly packed and just as nice as the main box, everything has a perfect spot.
As you can see from the controller, the words Project Scorpio are printed on the controller.
The Xbox One X boasts a custom eight-core CPU running at 2.3GHz (31 per cent faster than the Xbox One). The GPU is made up of 40 custom compute units running at 1172MHz – this allows the ‘X’ to deliver six teraflops of processing power, way above the PS4 Pro’s 4.2 teraflops.
Microsoft’s new console gets a significant bump in memory with an allocation of 12GB of GDDR5 RAM – nine of which is available to developers – taking its bandwidth up to 326GB/s). That’s enough to process the high-resolution textures needed to render native 4K images.
I definitely wouldn’t say it is very attractive for a console, very boxy, but has a nice matt looking finish.
Size Comparison between XBOX One and XBOX One X
It’s definitely considerably smaller against the original XBOX One X. I would think it would be a similar size to the S, but length wise it is about the same.
Xbox One Games
Microsoft has introduced new packaging icons to help distinguish games optimised for the One X.
If you see the ‘Xbox One X Enhanced’ logo, it indicates updates have been made “to fully take advantage of the Xbox One X’s power”. Some games will feature basic enhancements, some will see the addition of 4K resolution and some will see the addition of HDR. It could be all three, or a combination. Really, it’s all down to the game developers.
Microsoft listed over 100 games that will receive improvements at its Gamescom 2017 press conference. The list includes:
- Anthem – View at Amazon
- Assassin’s Creed Origins – View at Amazon
- Dishonored: Death of the Outsider – View at Amazon
- FIFA 18 – View at Amazon
- F1 2017 – View at Amazon
- Fallout 4 – View on Amazon
- Final Fantasy 15 – View on Amazon
- Forza Horizon 3 – View on Amazon
- Forza Motorsport 7 – View at Amazon
- Gears of War 4 – View on Amazon
- Halo 5: Guardians – View on Amazon
- Hitman – View on Amazon
- Killer Instinct – View on Amazon
- Madden NFL 18 – View at Amazon
- Metro: Exodus – View at Amazon
- Middle-earth: Shadow of War – View at Amazon
- Minecraft: Xbox One Edition – View on Amazon
- Monster Hunter: World – View at Amazon
- NBA 2K18 – View on Amazon
- Need for Speed Payback – View at Amazon
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – View on Amazon
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 – View at Amazon
- Project Cars 2 – View at Amazon
- Quantum Break – View on Amazon
- Resident Evil 7 biohazard – View on Amazon
- Rocket League – View on Amazon
- Star Wars 2 Battlefront – View at Amazon
- The Crew 2 – View at Amazon
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition – View on Amazon
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of the Year Edition – View on Amazon
- Titanfall 2 – View on Amazon
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands – View on Amazon
- Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus – View at Amazon
The width as you can see is about 1-2″ shorter. It also comes with a stand if you want to stand it on it’s side.
XBOX One width comparison
XBOX One Family of Devices
What is Supersampling?
If there’s one thing I’d love for you to take away from all this information is this: a 4K screen is not required to play great games on Xbox One X. Your games will still look and run much better on Xbox One X than any other console on the market regardless of your television and that’s thanks to supersampling. Supersampling also helps to reduce “jaggies” around the edges of objects and other staircasing-like effects
Think of supersampling as the cousin of upscaling. Instead of taking a lower resolution image and blowing up (creating a distortion) like upscaling’s effect, supersampling takes a high-resolution image and scales it down to your television’s native resolution — be it 720p or 1080p — to bring all the information that Xbox One X is pouring into its games and beaming to the screen.
But supersampling is more than just resolution as any Xbox One X Enhanced title running on at 1080p television is still taking advantage of the power of the system. That makes your draw distance better, greater special effects, and everything else that’s running under the hood of the world’s most powerful console.
Read more at XBOX.com
XBOX One X Back View and Ports
The ports on the back at the same 2 HDMI, 2 USB, IR Out and a Audit S/PDIF or Optic Port for Audio.
XBOX One X Front View
Comes with the word Project Scorpio printed on the front
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