Just weeks before Black Friday, Microsoft unleashed the Xbox One X into the hands of enthusiastic gamers, showcasing upgrades across the board: more memory, faster processing, and robust graphics capabilities. As the Xbox One X closes the performance gap between console and PC gaming, its changes feel more evolutionary than revolutionary — especially since the Xbox One S is still an awesome machine — but the improvements in overall gaming experience and graphics are far from subtle with the addition of 4K native resolution and HDR (High Dynamic Range) support. Let's take a closer look at how the Xbox One X is making the future of gaming more accessible to the masses. Special thanks to Microsoft for providing a complimentary Xbox One X on release day so we could produce this review! Xbox One X Feature Highlights Updated exterior design 8-core Custom AMD CPU clocked at 2.3GHz 1TB HDD storage 8GB flash memory 12GB graphics memory 4K Blu-ray disc drive HDR10 support (High Dynamic Range) AMD FreeSync monitor support Larger memory bandwidth for faster load times Liquid cooling system for quiet operation Xbox One X Design The new Xbox One X is sleek and slim, following the minimalist design language first seen on the Xbox One S; though this time, Microsoft opted for a single-tone matte black finish, emphasizing the lighted effect of the Xbox logo/power button. Liquid cooling and a supercharger-style centrifugal fan now exhausts heat at the rear instead of the top, meaning the large perforated surface found on the Xbox One S is no longer necessary, resulting in a cleaner look for the Xbox One X when positioned horizontally. Included with the console is a matching matte black controller, and it's everything we already know and love, with the addition of a cool-looking translucent grey Xbox button, just like the ones you can customize at the Xbox Design Lab. +1 Back to Article Back to Article We're really happy that the Xbox One X still had room for an internal power supply among all of its upgraded hardware, eliminating the need for a bulky and unsightly on-cord power supply brick, a la the original Xbox One. With a slightly asymmetrical body and stealth buttons/disc drive, the Xbox One X has no problem being the main showpiece of any entertainment center. Xbox One X Performance The main talking point of the Xbox One X is its ability to play games in 4K resolution with HDR (more contrast; vibrant colors).
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