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Microsoft announces the new Xbox One X and lowers the price of S

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Microsoft has finally announced today at E3, the release date and details of the long awaited Project Scorpio system, now known as the Xbox One X (pre-order here). The new video game and entertainment system will find its way to store shelves beginning November 7th and retail for around $499 (this pattern continues once again) with 1TB of storage (obviously you will want to throw a USB drive into the mix pretty quickly).

With it, Microsoft is promising one of their largest game lineups to launch with a new system, totaling 42 games in all. Some of these games include Anthem, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Forza Motorsport 7, The Last Night, Metro Exodus, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, Crackdown 3, and many more. Of these 42 games, 22 of them will have exclusivity to the console.

The new Xbox One X focuses on 4K gaming with faster load times, boasting 40% more power than any console on the market. Pushing the limits on 4K, it not only supports 4K graphics in games, but also Blu-ray movies and streamed content as well. All of this with HDR and Dolby Atmos support.

It is also the smallest console that Microsoft has developed, although small doesn’t apply to what’s inside when you consider the power it has. The Xbox One X is liquid cooled and features 6 teraflops of graphics processing. Let’s take a look at some of these specs!

  • 8-Core Custom AMD 2.3GHz CPU
  • 8GB System Memory
  • 12GB GDDR5 Graphic Memory at 326 GB/s
  • Liquid-Cooling
  • 1TB+ Internal Storage Space (with support for USB external expansion)
  • AMD FreeSync Support
  • 4K (60p): Games, Movies, Streaming, DVR
  • Audio
    • DTS: 5.1
    • Dolby: 5.1 + TrueHD with Atmos
    • PCM: 2.0, 5.1, 7.1
  • Wireless Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth
  • IR Blaster (for interacting with other devices)
  • Additional Ports: 3x USB 3.0, 2x HDMI (1x 1.4b in, 1x 2.0b out), S/PDIF, Ethernet

The new console doesn’t seem to be holding anything back. It isn’t a surprise that this was one of the most highly anticipated releases that was expected this year at E3.

You do have to wait till November to get your hands on one, but I’m sure pre-orders will hit the market sooner or later. In the meantime, you can take advantage of the fact that Microsoft just lowered the price of the Xbox One S by $50

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