Microsoft unveils new Xbox One X

Microsoft unveils new Xbox One X MICROSOFT

As the 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) kicks off this week, Microsoft unveils a new version of its Xbox One video game console.

Expected to release Nov. 7, the new Xbox One X -- which was previously known by the codename Project Scorpio -- is being called an ultra HD console.  It will feature 4K gaming and entertainment along with 4K Ultra HD support for Blu-ray X and streaming content.  Also supported are high dynamic range for gaming and video, as well as Dolby Atmos support.  Under the hood, the Xbox One X will have an eight-core custom AMD CPU with a six Teraflop GPU.

"Xbox One X was designed to be the best console to create and play games on, putting the greatest graphic fidelity in the hands of the world’s best game creators to create true 4K games,” said Microsoft during its E3 2017 press conference.

Rather than replacing the currently available Xbox One consoles, the Xbox One X will be added to the current line consisting of the original Xbox One and the Xbox One X.

When it launches, the Xbox One X is expected to carry an asking price of $499.

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