Gaming Consoles

The XBOX ONE X One Of The World’s Most Powerful Gaming Consoles

xbox one x review

The Xbox One X is one of the most powerful gaming consoles that anyone can currently buy. It is the successor of the Microsoft’s Xbox One S and has a major performance boost over the latter one. It is made for those who want to play their games at the best quality possible. The Xbox One X can play most of the current titles at 4K HDR at well over 60 Frames per second.

Design of The Xbox One X

I am really impressed to see that how much power Microsoft has managed to squeeze into the small case of the Xbox One X and the best part being that Microsoft has integrated the power brick adapter into that small form factor of the Xbox unit itself. The matte black housing of the Xbox One on top and front helps it in achieving a premium look.

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The side panels function as vents to dissipate the heat that is generated in the device during extreme game plays. It is the color schemes from the other Xbox one to the Xbox one X which separates the unique difference. As they are almost identical to one another apart from the schemes in color. The Xbox One X is also known as the Project Scorpio, and you may have noticed with the new Xbox One X that is of the USB slot on the front panel as switched sides. Also, the disc tray where you place your game disc into as lowered a little on this console. That is the only difference with the design.

Xbox One X Connectivity

  • HDMI 2.0 Output port
  • HDMI 1.4 Input port
  • Three USB 3.0 ports
  • Ethernet and dual-band Wi-Fi
  • Measures: 300 X 240 X 60mm
  • Weighs: 3.81kg

Xbox One X comes with an HDMI 2.0 output port (with HDCP 2.2 support) plus an HDMI 1.4 input port to connect the skybox to the console. Microsoft has also provided us with three USB 3.0 ports to connect external hard drives, keyboards, etc. And for internet connectivity and stuff, the Xbox One X comes with an RJ45 Ethernet port alongside with dual-band Wi-Fi option. (Do note that all the ports are placed on the rear of the Xbox One X). Xbox One X is also compatible with all the former Xbox One accessories.

Specifications

  • 2.3GHz 8-core AMD Jaguar Processor
  • AMD Radeon GPU
  • 12GB RAM
  • 1TB HDD

The new Xbox One X comes with an 8-core AMD Jaguar processor which is having a 2.3GHz base clock speed and for graphics intensive stuff, it is having an AMD Radeon GPU(6.0 TFLOP). For multi-tasking and AAA titles it is having 12GB of RAM so that everything plays perfectly.

On contrary, the rival i.e., the Sony’s PS4 Pro comes with 9GB of RAM, a 2.1Ghz 8-core AMD processor and an AMD Radeon GPU(4.2 TFLOP). On hardware alone, it’s smaller, more powerful, and even includes a 4K Blu-ray player. All these specifications make the Xbox One X the most powerful gaming console as of now.

Performance

In today’s world, all the gamers need is high frame rates, and we all know that when it comes to gaming consoles they are not really good at it. But this time the Xbox One X has changed all the stories, this new beast from Microsoft is capable of producing 60 Frames Per Second or more continuously while playing modern AAA titles at either high or maximum details at 4K.

The AMD Radeon GPU does a good job of rendering high-quality images and the AMD’s Octa-core CPU does its best of not becoming a bottle-neck. I have tried multiple AAA title such as Forza Motorsport 7, Titanfall 2, Assassin’s Creed Origin, and GTA V and all have played well in the new Xbox One X with 60 FPS or more. And when it comes to storage for games the Xbox One X handles that pretty well too. With 1TB HDD of the Xbox One X, you will never feel short of storage.

Entertainment

Being a beast at gaming doesn’t mean that Xbox One X is just limited to it, it is also an entertainment center of sorts. It is the only console available in the market as of now which comes with 4K Blu-ray drive which brings you crisp movies with Dolby Atmos and HDR 10.

The only sad part is here that for 4K movies and other videos you will have to rely on other third-party apps like Spotify, Amazon Video, Netflix and more as Microsoft doesn’t offer 4K movies or videos in its own store outside the US.

Pros

  • Gorgeous 4K visuals
  • Best Hardware
  • Comes with 4K Blu-ray player
  • Dolby Atmos Support

Cons

  • Slow Hard-drive
  • Quality of graphics vary from game to game
  • Price on a higher side

Verdict

This time Microsoft has really created a beast of a gaming console and that too in the smallest form factor possible, but still, they have a long way to go in terms of the exclusive content for Xbox and this is the reason why PSP being less powerful gaming console than the Xbox beats it.

Yes, Xbox One X is the most powerful gaming console, with the best possible FPS and resolutions but the price at which it comes seems a bit more. It is definitely the king of consoles right now but Microsoft will have to constantly work on making Xbox much more better and getting exclusive franchises to lure the customers.




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