It's significantly more powerful than the Xbox One S and, crucially, Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro, with its 4.2 teraflop graphics processing unit and 911 Mhz CPU. With 40 percent more power than any other console, experience immersive true 4K gaming when paired with a 4K display, such as Samsung's flagship QLED TV.
"Xbox empowers game developers large and small to create different types of games for every type of player", said Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox at Microsoft. For older games, Xbox One X will make use of supersampling to make dated games stretch out better on 4K resolution TVs. To buy or build a PC with those sorts of specs would likely cost well over the Xbox One X's cost of $499.
Microsoft started down this path in June 2015, with the announcement that the Xbox One console would get the ability to play an ever-growing roster of Xbox 360 games.
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The news was announced at Microsoft's annual press briefing at the E3 video game mega-conference in Los Angeles.
Microsoft began their presentation at this year's E3 2017 convention by diving right into their much-hyped "most powerful console ever", previously code named Project Scorpio. With the reveal of the Xbox One X, those dreams will finally become reality.
For comparison, Sony's equivalent 4k console, the PS4 Pro, handles 4.12 teraflops. The event also saw the release of new gaming titles Forza Motorsport 7 and Metro: Exodus. Current games on the market will be receiving updates on the new console to improve colour depth, frame rate, resolution and loading times. As far as pricing for third-party original Xbox games, Spencer said, "we don't control the pricing for third-party games, we never have".