Xbox One X Scorpio – High-end Version of Xbox One

Xbox One X Scorpio – High-end Version of Xbox One

Xbox One X will release a limited-edition Project Scorpio on November 7, 2017. The high-end version of the Xbox One is set to roll-out in the fall and is already available for pre-order.

Officially announced back in June during this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Microsoft has been teasing the new console for quite some time now. Initially dubbed as most powerful console ever, it is geared towards those who are looking for a new gaming device that would provide 4k resolution and supersampling in order to fully take advantage of the graphical upgrades on high definition display games. It had the code name Project Scorpio before it was officially announced ‘Xbox One X’.


With six teraflops of graphical horsepower contained within a smartly designed package, the Xbox One X looks like it’s going to be about as as consoles have ever felt. The games that have been previewed on the machine already look absolutely stunning, with a fantastic level of detail accentuated by the console’s HDR support. The jury is still out on whether the console will be able to justify its lavish price tag but, for now, you should be very excited about the future of native 4K HDR gaming in the living room.

Inside, it will rock an octa-core CPU overclocked at 2.3GHz, 12GB of GDDR5 memory and a gaming PC-worthy GPU with 40 compute units and 6 Teraflops of power. That will enable the console to run games in native 4K resolution and in High Dynamic Range (HDR). It will do all this, Microsoft has added, while maintaining 60 frames per second in first-party titles.

The console will come equipped with an eight-core CPU clocked at 2.3GHz, alongside 12GB of GDDR5 RAM. It features a GPU clocked at 1172MHz leaving the console with 6 teraflops of graphical computing power. It’s a fairly extensive offering, and one that should help usher in a new era of 4K HDR gaming in the living room.

GPU is the main component enabling the Xbox One X’s crazy boost in power. Microsoft hasn’t given us the specific model sitting inside the Xbox One X, but we can safely assume it’s a custom component made for the system. Inside it, you will find 40 customized compute units clocked at 1172MHz. That works in conjunction with the upgraded 12GB of GDDR5 RAM and puts the card, on paper, close to the Nvidia Titan XP.

Unlike a video card’s dedicated VRAM, the Xbox One X’s 12GB of RAM is split in between the system and the GPU, i.e. it’s not comparing apples to apples. The closest comparison for the Xbox One X’s GPU to a card you’d find in a PC is a AMD RX 580 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 – but keep in mind that the Xbox One X has a tighter integration between system design and hardware that allow it to run at slightly higher speeds than either of those two cards.

On the CPU side of things, the Xbox One X is running a custom chip with eight Jaguar CPU cores clocked at 2.3GHz. That’s a 76% increase compared the CPU inside the original Xbox One and Xbox One S, but probably only puts it in the ballpark of a current-gen Intel Core i3 processor. What that means is that you’ll probably see games that look as good on Xbox One X as they do on a low-to-mid-range gaming PC, but we’re still a ways away from Xbox outclassing custom-built gaming rigs.

The more important comparison for the Xbox One X, and the one Microsoft would rather you focus on, is to the PS4 Pro. ’s system is a fairly competent competitor – its GPU has 36 compute units at 911Mhz that works in tandem with a 2.1GHz CPU and 8GB of GDDR5 memory. That memory runs into a bit of a bottleneck at the buffer, which is limited to 218GB/s, but it still puts out around 4 Tflops of performance.

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