An in-depth look at the most powerful console GPU.
The whole system has been briliantly crafted in quite a small box.
The X1X is a console built with perfect hindsight 20/20 vision.
This console does look great. Shame it doesn't have any exclusive games worth mentioning, or else I'd consider purchasing one. :/
Halo, Gears of War, Forza, Crackdown, Sea of Thieves,Quantum Break and others will never see the light of day on any Sony console and will require a $900 or more pc to run properly so crawl back into your hole little troll!
@LastCenturyRob Which is a shame as 3 of those games you just mentioned are made on the multiplatform game engine Unreal Engine 4. What a waste. Add State of Decay 2 to that list too.
Agreed! I actually want a reason to buy one, but none of the xbox exclusives appeal to me. I really want to play PUBG but barring microsoft buying Bluehole, I'm pretty sure it will show up on the PS4 next year.
It should help Microsoft sell over 30 million units now
@LastCenturyRob THOSE are your examples? No, buddy those games don't appeal to me. Halo's cool, no doubt, but the rest of that? No thank you. Not interested at all. I'll just stick to literally every other available console instead.
MS should have called it the Xbox One Brilliant!
Lol. That was funny.
The speed of 1172 MHz. It a huge overclock for consoles. The cooling system of the console is high end.
Yep. Everything has been taken into consideration here. From the GPU down to the way the hard-drive is utilized. It is just a well planned and designed console. Everything tuned to operate at peak performance when using M$ tools. Developer are loving this.
Hopefully this turns things around for Xbox?
I truly think it's too late for that, but we'll see. I think this would have been a much better investment of simply releasing a new console next year with this kind of mindset. It worked for Nintendo with the Switch, the XBO-X would have benefitted from Vega architecture (RX 680 equivalent at, 8 TFLOPS over 6) and a better CPU making 4K native easier all around, and they still could have hit that $499 price by waiting a year for parts to decline. It's a well designed console, but the original XBO sales haven't done anything for the XBO brand outside of NA, and the XBO-X being just a more powerful version of that console isn't going to do much IMO either. They need a fresh start, not the same with more power. It'll do well at launch and a few months after, but I don't see it lasting too long into 2018.
@ABizzel1: It is always nice to speculate about even more power. But I wish M$ had address the power issue sooner. But at the same time, they were in a the position where they couldn't afford to leave a opening for Sony to effectively counter. They had to deliver a machine that would deliver 4K in a way that if Sony tried counter, it would be so expensive to do it in a significant way, that it would not be feasible in the very near future. I think allowing them to deliver the pro then coming with a much more powerful alternative, did exactly that. M$ wouldn't surpass PS4 sales, but they will make up some ground with a more powerful machine that is seeing heavy 3rd party support and should they release some games of their own that take full advantage of what the system is capable of. Sony I believe would take about 3 years to get a system that would be substantially more power.
I will give MS credit for having created a very finely tuned system. I think it's a really elegant design focused around being able to craft games, while still providing the foundation for other features that are expected in today's console(OS implementation). I don't know if I'd say everything is tuned to operate at peak performance ,but there are a lot of things in it which are very good at handling large amounts of data quickly, which is important for rendering graphics.
Although this is considered a mid-gen console it is more likely a test bed for the next gen console.
Idk if it will be considered next gen with the way MS is heading but yes, you kind of get the impression this is a prelude to something greater down the line. The features xbl are bringing as well. Gaming for MS has been on a climb ever since they botched xb1 release. I don't want to think of where it would be if they hadnt
Probably testing how much people are willing to spend as much as anything else. Before i get hate for this comment i am buying it.
While not having anything like next gen architecture whatsoever and the exact same architecture that PS4 had in 2013? No, just no. More than likely GDDR6 will be the standard next gen and completely a new type of CPU too.
@andrewsquall Not sure about the memory, guessing some form of HBM maybe? But you are right about the cpu. Can't keep using these weak netbook ones.
I figured it would be pretty obvious the cpu, gpu, and memory would change. I was referring to the vector cooling and other optimizations they created with this console. But with comments like "exact same architecture that PS4 had in 2013" it's pretty obvious where your response is coming from. If that were true there would be no difference in performance.
Doesn't say something positive about Sony? Sony or GTFO?
This is such a bs article again. The gpu is vanilla as it can be. Higher clockspeeds and memory bandwidth granted. But it has no additional features, not even a fp16 mode. If anything, the customization comes from the CPU. It linearly scales above the Pro exactly based on those values. Nothing else. And where do they get the idea from, it can only handle 9GB? Just because that's the number ms threw at us which is the amount available to games? Gamingbolt. Armchair experts at its finest. Yet again.
My money is already been taken. My pre-order is on
Same here. Let's just hope it delivers as intended.
It will deliver can't wait for 2018 E3 every gonna be mind blown
@Dlaw76 don't be that guy that starts that "wait til e3" BS @81BX I hope so as well. will find out in a month. :)
@Dlaw76..lol you are certainly getting in early with that comment. Personally i just want term to release PUBG this year and to not delay state of decay or sea of thieves again. As for crackdown... that needs so much longer its not even funny.
@Dlaw76 Lol, well after THAT Gamescom showing this year, and that being what Microsoft showed based on the fact they won't be at any other event until E3 in 10 months time after Gamescom, it was only a matter of time before one of you said it. So, please define what it is to be "mind blown" at E3.
So, to be off topic since I saw the "wait till E3" thing....which is practically a meme by now wouldn't you say? Maybe when people say that, we should just ask them to say what MS will bring at that E3 to impress them, and us I guess. At least then, when they don't deliver that at the next E3, and they go on about how MS did....like they always do....we can point back to their older comments and say how they've lowered their standards. Just a thought. Realistically, Sony fans could say the same thing, but I doubt the Xbox fan boys would accept that as a reasonable counter to anything they have to say to hype up Xbox.
The best part of the one x is the games... It will make the games on the one S look like total garbage! Those losers won't know what hit them. They'll be begging their moms for a one X but they won't get one, because they're one S losers.... Burn in hell one S, it's X season now suckers!
But both system models will be playing the same exact games.
No they won't! The one s will be playing games in 900p and the beast X will be playing them in 4k! There's going to be soo many more pixels you won't even recognize it! Games will go from blocky Minecraft, to some sweet Halo 5 4k goodness! Bye bye blocky graphics, the X is in town!
Ya. Like TR and QB. Oh wait...
Oh dear... That X is going to rule them all with that Gddr 5 ram! Only the X uses that Ram! We're soo lucky Microsoft is the best! X for life!
Sounds like you're a One S looser user! X will make that alarm pop in 4k!
Sounds like someone will be stuck with a one S on November! Have fun with those blocky graphics! My X will run on One S tears!
I don't own an Xbox. Glad to those who do and enjoy it. And then there are people like you who try to insult others, yet still can't work out the most basic of grammar. Watch your arm doesn't get sore with all that self masturbation.
No... There's people like me who write satire comments... All I read on this site is people claiming the X is better than the Pro, so I turned it on its head and pegged the One X vs the S... A different angle, no-one bothered exploring... So I did. I think it's pretty funny. Don't be a Grammar police. You don't make friends with grammar...or salade
Skippypaccjno And there is truth to that satire. Inadvertently, it really brings it back to the most important thing... Games.
I agree with you on the constant battle of consoles. I don't need more friends. I have enough people in my life that I ignore already.
Ignoring Friends is what the X is all about! ;-)
Are you ok?
When that sweet one X drops and makes all them losers that bought a One S cry, I'll be swimming in some sweet Justice! X marks my g-spot
I know what you did. ;)
What he did is make himself look really stupid by willingly becoming a troll....and an unfunny one at that.
im not sure if your trying to be serious or sarcastic
Sarcastic with some trickle of truth... The X is all about them graphics and those ugly one S games must go!
Lol shut up you sound like an idiot. I'll be looking for you when the hype for this shallow publicity stunt by Microsoft dies in a month after release.
6 Teraflops GPU is special? GTX 1050 been there, done that already
First of all I don't care about PC.....and I don't care about PC.
First I didn't ask you..... and I didn't ask you if uou care about PC
But your comment is irrelevant because the article is about consoles.... Just saying
The X is equivalent to a 1070 according to DF
It's definitely not, half the ROP count on the X.
Dedicated gaming box ba PC means it can do more with less
No one wants to pay 2000$ + to play games. Xbox x plays better than pc's at the same 500$ range. Not to mention the unified hacker free/virus free social network xbl offers. This are just one of the many advantages consoles offer.
Everyone wants a pc anyway, the gaming cost is pretty much solely the gpu. You may as well compare a stand-alone point and shoot camera vs a smartphone.
My PC did not cost $2000+. Not even close and eats the X. Even the cheaper alternative at $1250 eats the X. No PC should be over $2000 unless you are a mega enthusiast
I think it's funny how people continue to compare the X1X to PCs and not it's real competition the PS4 Pro. So, is it excepted that the X1X is so far beyond the pro a comparison is unnecessary?
They should be compared but seeing as X is $100 more expensive and coming out a year later, I can see why people are eager to size it up to even more expensive machines.
MS says it is "The Beast", not Sony.
Actually M$ called it a Monster! Just wanted to correct that little snafu. Now you may continue.