The particular Xbox One X sure is definitely fancy — but is it really worth the money?

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The Xbox One X sure is fancy -- but is it worth the money?

It’s not lastest, which is why the imminent release from the Xbox One X may have ended up under your radar. Still, the Xbox 360 One-Point-Five doesn’t sound as appealing as the One X, so you can reduce the slightly deceptive name.  

Anyway, what exactly is so special relating to this not-quite-next-gen console?  

I visited a preview in London to find out…

That look

Starting with the superficials, the machine is very sleek. Minimalist, dark, and slimmer than ever, the Xbox 360 One X looks like the Connection villain of consoles.

The One S (left) alongside the One X (right)

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The Xbox One X boasts a good amount of premium upgrades to its digesting power. It is 4K native, which means it’s enabled for what is occasionally referred to as “ultra-HD”. With 3840 by 2160 pixels, it allows for the ridiculous amount of detail.

Playing the games in 4K has been incredible. There’s nothing quite like beheading a good orc in ultra-HD, watching their particular black ichor spatter all over the landscapes in intricate detail.  

This guy right here, imagine decapitating him in ULTRA-HD. Ultra satisfying.

This guy right here, imagine decapitating him in ULTRA-HD. Ultra fulfilling.

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Oddly enough although, this isn’t the best feature of the A single X. More important to your average game player is probably the humungous 6 teraflop GPU (Graphical Processing Unit). If such as myself you thought a teraflop was a rejected idea for a Pokémon, allow me to elucidate.  

Simply place, a teraflop is an unit associated with computer processing speed. Less to put it simply, a teraflop means a trillion floating-point operations are happening for each second. It gives developers and players an idea of how powerful a system is. With 6 teraflops one X is 40% more powerful compared to any other console on the market, so that is pretty damn powerful.

An extremely powerful graphics processor like the A single X means environments load considerably faster and with way less lag. To get big, open-world games this will suggest everything will run more easily, as new areas will be able to fill way quicker than before.

'Assassin's Creed: Origins' is a game world so rich in detail, the One X could really enhance player-experience.

‘Assassin’s Creed: Origins’ is really a game world so rich in fine detail, the One X could really improve player-experience.

The processor made the noticeable difference when I played Rise of the Tomb Raider. The particular enhanced detail and slickness actually shone in the adventures of Lara Croft, as I ducked and woven through ancient ruins and dropping scorpions. If anything those scorpions were a little too real. Therefore for really big triple-A video games the enhanced power of the A single X does make a big difference.

The One X could potentially permit much bigger game worlds too, but considering that few game companies are likely to restrict their market in order to Xbox One X owners, that is more of a nice, bonus possibility than the usual solid reality.

The catch

To counterbalance all of these dramatic raises in memory and graphical digesting, the console comes with a predictable drawback: it will go on the market for $499, whereas the previous model â€? the particular Xbox One S â€? at this point costs a mere $279.  

But hey, at least it’s completely in reverse compatible, so you won’t have to purchase a new controller or hang on for your old consoles. On the other hand you might have to get a 4k-enabled TV to get the full advantage.

The Xbox One X will be fully backwards compatible with all Xbox accessories, e.g. controllers.

The Xbox A single X will be fully backwards suitable for all Xbox accessories, e. gary the gadget guy. controllers.

So should you buy this?

The answer is however pretty pedestrian: it depends on what you prefer. The Xbox One X is typically not for the casual gamer who currently owns a gaming console, purely since it is so expensive for not much of a brand new experience. It plays like your common-or-garden Xbox One, so if you’re going to spend just as much as you did for an Xbox 360 One at launch, you need to really would like the immersion and detail that will 4k and 6 teraflops provide you with.  

So it basically comes down to how much you value that. In order to be on the forefront of video gaming as an immersive experience, then the A single X will not disappoint. But if you aren’t more of a casual gamer, the difference within quality between the One X as well as the regular old One probably is not enough to justify essentially spending money on an Xbox all over again.

The Xbox One X will be available for purchase on November 7.

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