Xbox One X
Microsoft’s next-generation gaming console, aka the Xbox One X, has been officially launched in India at Rs 44,990. The Xbox One X is Microsoft’s much-awaited Project Scorpio is being touted as the world’s first true 4K console and will be available for buying from January 15 online from Flipkart and Amazon India. The Xbox One X will also be available for buying from select physical retail stores, Microsoft has announced.
Not only is the Xbox One X the most powerful gaming console in the world, it is also the smallest Xbox ever, according to Microsoft.
Microsoft’s Xbox One X points the way forward to the next-generation console gaming, as it rivals Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro, which tops at 4.2 teraflops. This means the Xbox One X has an edge over the PlayStation 4 Pro on a technical specifications basis, with the console running faster and smoother with extra RAM.
It looks powerful than the Sony PlayStation right now.
At least that’s what the console’s on-paper specs seem to suggest. Take a look.
- CPU: Eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz as opposed to eight Jaguar cores clocked at 2.1GHz in Sony’s PS4 Pro
- GPU: 40 customised compute units at 1,172 MHz as opposed to 36 improved GCN compute units at 911 MHz in the PS4 Pro
- RAM: 12GB GDDR5 (with 9GB dedicated to games) as opposed to 8GB in the PS4 Pro
- Bandwidth: 326 GB/s as opposed to 218 GB/s in the PS4 Pro
- Storage: 1TB
Latest first-party games like Forza 7 will certainly look great on a 4K TV, taking advantage of Xbox One X’s hardware. Even if you own a regular 1080p TV, the console will create more detailed and sharper pictures. And if you want a console to watch movies, the Xbox One X is a better buy. After all, it comes with a 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray player,
while the PlayStation 4 Pro only has a regular Blu-ray player. Both consoles offer the ability to stream movies through Netflix and Amazon Prime video.
The Xbox One X isn’t for everyone and yes, it seems too pricey in India. In the US, for instance, the Xbox One X is priced at $499 (excluding taxes), which is approx Rs 31,690. The PlayStation 4 Pro, in comparison, costs Rs 38,990 in India.