When the specifications for the Microsoft Xbox One X were first unveiled, it was safe to say that I was overly excited. Consoles have come a long way and faced many generation gaps but they never quite caught on with the competitive PC gaming market. Sure they were affordable and they were very versatile but it came at the cost of turned down visuals and sub-par gaming performance. Even the very recent Xbox One and the PS4 suffered the same consequence. Both promised 4K gaming albeit with an asterisk. The reason was that consoles need to be sold at a very low price and pack enough grunts to make it future proof for a few years. That’s quite a difficult feat to pull off considering that the PC market gets an upgrade every next year.
So what’s special about, let’s check out Xbox One X Review?
For starters, the Xbox One X is more of an improved Xbox One S. It has the same appearance, the same ports for connecting your hardware and the same basic specifications. But Microsoft updated the graphics capabilities of the device immensely.
Speaking about specifications, here is a comparison between the Xbox one X and Xbox One S:
CPU: The One S comes with an 8 Core AMD Jaguar CPU clocked at 1.7GHz but the same CPU is clocked at 2.3GHz for the Xbox One X. With its faster clocks, it can pull off more fps in games.
RAM: Where the Xbox One S stuck to the 8GB GDDR3 RAM, the Xbox One X employs 12GB of GDDR5 memory. This is a big leap for the Xbox One X because if you remember the original Xbox One suffered a few technical hiccups on the developer side owing to the DDR3 memory.
Graphics: Where the Xbox One X sees the biggest leap is in the graphics department. It has a brand new chip with a whopping 40 compute units and a base core clock of 1172MHz. The new graphics solution is almost identical to the AMD RX 580 and that is a very powerful computer GPU. In contrast, the Xbox One S had only 12 compute units and a core clock of 914 MHz on its graphics solution.
This all means that the Xbox One X is quite the performer. It also has native support for HDR10, AMD Free sync and HDMI 2.0(b) and a Blu-ray Optical disk slot. I/O wise the One X remains similar to the One S with HDMI in/out, USB 3.0, Ethernet, Infrared Out and S/PDIF.
Well, Microsoft Xbox One X Review clearly tells that, it is a beast of a performer. It’s absolutely demolishes all games with smooth 4K game-play and shines especially well in Microsoft Studio’s games like Forza 7 and Forza Horizon. Although, for how long it’ll be at the top is a different matter of discussion altogether. For now though, this is the console to get of you are looking for one that doesn’t break the bank and can play games at 4K.