Microsoft took a new step in its fight against PlayStation 4
Microsoft introduced Xbox One X Sunday, console games he described as the most powerful ever built, and a new step in the fight against PlayStation 4 (PS4) prevailing in the market.
The device was conceived as the perfect game for ultra-high definition 4K television and will be available worldwide from November 7, said Phil Spencer, leader of the Xbox team.
Spencer introduced the highly anticipated Xbox One X, known as Scorpio in its development phase, at a Microsoft event during the official opening of the big Electronic Entertainment Expo, held in Los Angeles.
The new Microsoft console has technical specifications superior to those of its competitor PlayStation 4 Pro, like a central processor (CPU) of eight cores to 2.3GHz x86, a graphic processor (GPU) to measure with 40 units of computation At 1172MHz and reaching the promised six teraflops, 12GB of GDDR5 RAM, a faster 1TB and 2.5 “hard drive and UHD Blu-ray player that allows you to watch movies in 4K.
In order to avoid overheating, the console has a cooling system that has not yet been seen in this type of device: a heat sink with a steam chamber similar to that used in advanced graphics cards such as the GTX 1080, And that besides a system that optimizes the energy that receives each chip.
Microsoft also introduced 42 new games, with 22 of them being adapted to play exclusively on Xbox One consoles.
The first game of Xbox One X that showed itself was Forza Motorsport 7 ; Also presented Anthem , the new Assassin’s Creed: Origins and Middle-Earth: Shadow of War , which will take advantage of the greater performance of the machine to provide greater performance.
The expected Xbox One X will hit the market on November 7 for $ 499 in the US.
It is expected that the games for 4K displays, whether television, personal computer monitors, are one of the themes of E3 this week.
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