Microsoft has finally taken the lid off the Xbox One X — formerly known as Project Scorpio — and the company isn’t shy about calling its new game machine “the world’s most powerful console.”
The One X is packing some serious firepower, with a custom eight-core AMD processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 12GB of GDDR5 RAM, and a 6-teraflop GPU with 40 compute units. Microsoft is proudly pointing out how the One X can support 4K HDR gameplay. (While Microsoft is tossing around the phrase “true 4K” a lot, apparently only some games will actually run in true native 4K, as opposed to checkerboard rendering.)
So how does Xbox One X compare to its biggest competitor: Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro, which will be a year old by the time One X hits shelves?