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What's all the fuss about Microsoft's Xbox One X?

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Published : Jun 12, 2017, 5:43 pm IST
Updated : Nov 8, 2018, 11:36 am IST
Microsoft has unveiled its latest gaming console – the Xbox One X and gamers from all around the world are drooling over it. The new console promises to be 40 percent more powerful than the previous Xbox One S and can effortlessly do 4K rendering at 60fps. The latest one also gets backward compatibility for old Xbox titles, promising to make them smoother and load faster. The One X costs $499, roughly Rs 32,000, which seems like a bargain considering the specifications and the large number of drool worthy games on offer. So, what’s so special about this one?
Microsoft has unveiled its latest gaming console – the Xbox One X and gamers from all around the world are drooling over it. The new console promises to be 40 percent more powerful than the previous Xbox One S and can effortlessly do 4K rendering at 60fps. The latest one also gets backward compatibility for old Xbox titles, promising to make them smoother and load faster. The One X costs $499, roughly Rs 32,000, which seems like a bargain considering the specifications and the large number of drool worthy games on offer. So, what’s so special about this one?
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Microsoft touts the Xbox One X as the most powerful gaming console ever made and every bit of that claim is believable. The One X houses an eight-core custom AMD CPU, which is clocked at 2.3GHz. It may look average but it has the capability to enable enhanced AI, more realistic texture details and smoother interactions with the games.
Microsoft touts the Xbox One X as the most powerful gaming console ever made and every bit of that claim is believable. The One X houses an eight-core custom AMD CPU, which is clocked at 2.3GHz. It may look average but it has the capability to enable enhanced AI, more realistic texture details and smoother interactions with the games.
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Since this is a gaming console, it has to have a focus on delivering PC-level graphics, if not better. To do the job, Microsoft has incorporated 12GB of GDDR5 graphic memory. This will let developers add more speed and power to game performance. It would be possible for them to design even bigger worlds, further horizons and quick load times.
Since this is a gaming console, it has to have a focus on delivering PC-level graphics, if not better. To do the job, Microsoft has incorporated 12GB of GDDR5 graphic memory. This will let developers add more speed and power to game performance. It would be possible for them to design even bigger worlds, further horizons and quick load times.
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The GPU in the Xbox One X has a 6 Teraflop clockspeed. This looks good on paper and is certainly good enough in the real world. Game developers will be able to generate game environment and characters in 4K, making them look as close to reality. Even the animations can be more smoother, making the gameplay seem natural.
The GPU in the Xbox One X has a 6 Teraflop clockspeed. This looks good on paper and is certainly good enough in the real world. Game developers will be able to generate game environment and characters in 4K, making them look as close to reality. Even the animations can be more smoother, making the gameplay seem natural.
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The best bit about the latest Xbox One X is its backward compatibility. You will be able to play all the games from the Xbox One S era as well as the Xbox 360 era. So, you can enjoy old titles like Grand Theft Auto 4, Forza Motorsport 4 and various other hit titles from that era in your new Xbox. Not only games, even the accessories from the older generations are compatible with the One X.
The best bit about the latest Xbox One X is its backward compatibility. You will be able to play all the games from the Xbox One S era as well as the Xbox 360 era. So, you can enjoy old titles like Grand Theft Auto 4, Forza Motorsport 4 and various other hit titles from that era in your new Xbox. Not only games, even the accessories from the older generations are compatible with the One X.
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To make the new Xbox tempting, Microsoft has exclusively provided a host of gaming titles with breakthrough graphics, 22 of them to be precise. The computational prowess of the Xbox One X was showcased to the world by showing a footage of Forza Motorsport 7 in 4K resolution at 60fps, with dynamic weather and lighting. It looks absolutely real.
To make the new Xbox tempting, Microsoft has exclusively provided a host of gaming titles with breakthrough graphics, 22 of them to be precise. The computational prowess of the Xbox One X was showcased to the world by showing a footage of Forza Motorsport 7 in 4K resolution at 60fps, with dynamic weather and lighting. It looks absolutely real.
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