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Microsoft Announces the Xbox One X

The world's most powerful console
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At E3 2017, Microsoft officially unveiled what's being billed as the most powerful console ever, the Xbox One X, formerly referred to by its codename "Project Scorpio." Even as Microsoft describes the unit as smallest Xbox to date, there's plenty to unpack here: the new console will ship with 6 teraflops of graphical power, significantly more than the 4.2 teraflops found in the PS4 Pro, and there's also a custom GPU engine running at 1172MHz, a big increase over the Xbox One's 853MHz and the PS4 Pro's 911MHz. Gamers can also expect an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive for 4K movies, 1TB of storage and liquid-cooled vapor-chamber cooling. Finally, all Xbox One accessories will work on the new Xbox One X, as well as all existing Xbox 360 backwards compatible titles and Xbox One games. Priced at $499, the Xbox One X will arrive in stores on November 7th.

Release Date: 11/7/17 (Tuesday)