Microsoft reveals its 4k console — called Xbox One X

Microsoft opened up its E3 press conference today with the reveal of its next console, the Xbox One X.

The Xbox One X, previously codenamed Project Scorpio, is a 4k-capable upgrade of the Xbox One which touts the three pillars “power, compatibility and craftsmanship.” As Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has regularly promised since announcing Project Scorpio last year, all Xbox One games and accessories will be fully backwards-compatible on the Xbox One X.

Xbox One X promises to deliver ‘True 4k,’ meaning it won’t be up-resing 1080p graphics to 4k like the PS4 Pro. Also, like the PS4 Pro, though Xbox One X is focused on delivering 4k resolutions, Microsoft promises that games will look great on standard HD television thanks to ‘supersampling.’

Xbox One X is both the smallest Xbox ever and the most powerful home console yet made, boasting its allegedly impressive (though infamously obtuse) 6 Teraflop GPU, 12GB of GDDR5 memory, and 326GB/s of memory bandwidth.

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