Microsoft announces Xbox One X as 'world's most powerful console'

The law of diminishing returns plays a role here, an argument which states that as more innovation is introduced, the chances to innovate further become narrower.

"Xbox enthusiasts will pay significant sums to get hold of the latest and greatest", he said, forecasting Microsoft will sell 500,000 Xbox One X consoles during the fourth quarter.

Microsoft's latest console, the Xbox One X, has been making the headlines for the past couple of days.

Featuring a six teraflop graphics processor running at 1172 Mhz, 12GB of GDDR5 memory and a 2.3 Ghz custom central processing unit, it is significantly more powerful than the Xbox One S and crucially, the PlayStation 4 Pro, with its 4.2 teraflop graphics processing unit and 911 Mhz CPU. The less powerful Xbox One S also supports HDR.

Much like Sony's release of the PS4 Pro, Microsoft's Xbox One X is an upgrade to their most popular game console, the Xbox One. However, only select titles will be ported from the original Xbox which means not everyone can get their game added to console's library.

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The Xbox One X will incorporate a liquid-cooled vapor chamber utilized all the more frequently with servers and top of the line PC cards, as indicated by Choudhry.

On paper, the Xbox One X wins in terms of raw power - no arguments there.

Microsoft markets the new console to gamers that do not own a 4k TV as well.

The Xbox One X costs $499 and is set to be released on November 7. To highlight the games that take advantage of the Xbox One X, Microsoft has released a series of badges to appear on game boxes and digital download pages to highlight what they do on the new system. And for all you movie buffs, Microsoft is also shipping the Xbox One X with an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive for 4K movies and entertainment, and 1TB of storage.

Microsoft is also treating this console as both a mid-generation update to Xbox One and the first console in a new wave of gaming philosophy on their part. The ones for the Windows 10 are in fact Xbox Play Anywhere games.

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