Xbox One X Coming To India On January 23 – All We Know So Far

Now, Microsoft India is about to a launch its Xbox One X in India. The company has already sent out invites for a launch event. The new gaming console was first unveiled in June 2017, while sales started in November. The new XBox console improves upon the XBox One S and offers higher quality images, even on lower-resolution displays. It is officially the fastest console built to date. Read more to find out about the XBox One X Price in India, Specifications, Features

Xbox One X

Price & Availability

Price Rs 44,990 (expected)

The Xbox One X is likely to be launched in India on January 23. It is expected to be priced at Rs 44,990. It was initially launched in the US at $499 (approx Rs 32,000).

The new Microsoft gaming console will face tough competition from Sony PlayStation. The Sony PS4 Pro is currently available at $399 ($25,600) in the US and Rs 38,990 onwards in India.

Specifications

Processor 2.3GHz, Eight custom x86 cores,
RAM 12GB GDDR5
Internal Storage 1TB 2.5-inch
GPU 40 customized compute units, 1172MHz
OS Windows 10
Optical Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray

Microsoft claims that the XBox One X is powered by the fastest processor ever put in a console. The new gaming console is backed by a 2.3GHz CPU (eight custom x86 cores) along with a custom GPU engine (40 Radeon compute units at 1.172 GHz). It boasts of 6 teraflops of graphical power (50 percent more than the 4 teraflops found in Sony’s latest PlayStation). The new console comes with a 1TB 2.5-inch hard drive, 4K UHD Blu-ray optical drive, and Windows 10 operating system.

The XBox One X boasts of 12GB GDDR5 RAM with a bandwidth of 326GB per second, out of which the console reserves 3GB of RAM (one-third) for system functions / OS processes. Recently, Microsoft added the extra 1GB of RAM for developers. The access to 9GB of GDDR5 RAM allows games to use native 4K resolution at stable framerates. The XBox One X comes with liquid-cooled vapour-chamber cooling technology seen on high-end PC gaming graphics cards (another first for a console).

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Features

The Xbox One X is a bit smaller and sleeker than the Xbox One S.Microsoft stated that the new Xbox One X is the smallest Xbox ever. It is 5mm thinner than the Xbox One S. As of now, the Xbox One X will be available in Black colour only.

The new console can run any games that could run on Xbox One and Xbox One S. Additionally, it can run 42 games announced at Microsoft’s Xbox event including XBox One exclusives such as State of Decay 2, Darwin Project, and The Last Night. Some of the compatible third-party games include Assassin’s Creed Origins, Metro Exodus, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Forza, and Ashen.

Additionally, all existing Xbox One accessories will work with the new Xbox One X. You can also use the new console to play Xbox 360 games (digital purchases only) on your Xbox One, thanks to Microsoft’s backward compatibility initiative. However, no announcement was made on the VR front, which is quite disappointing.

Conclusion

The Sony console has been beating the XBox in sales for a while now. The price difference tips the scale in Sony’s favour despite powerful specs offered by the new XBox.While the XBox One X is costlier than the Sony PS4 Pro, it offers better quality with native 4K, 6 teraflops of graphical power and few exclusive games.

Additionally, original first generation Xbox games will be coming to the Xbox One family via backward compatibility later this year. Also, the new memory split improves performance for all games on XBox One X. Even if a game doesn’t need extra 1GB of RAM, it’ll act as a cache system. This, in turn, will help in loading games faster. The combination of extra RAM and powerful processor gives the XBox One X an edge. Do you think XBox One X carries enough power to compete with the competition? Let us know in the comments section below.

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