Months after the Xbox One X was officially announced, Microsoft’s new console is finally available to pre-order. Online retailers are now taking reservations for the $499.99 console, which launches this November.
Pre-ordering, Microsoft says, is the only way to get your hands on the limited Project Scorpio Edition Xbox One X hardware.
Here are links to some of the online retailers currently taking pre-orders:
- Amazon: Xbox One X 1 TB Console
- Best Buy: Xbox One X 1 TB Console
- GameStop: Xbox One X 1 TB Console
- Microsoft Store: Xbox One X 1 TB Console (coming soon)
- Target: Xbox One X 1 TB Console
- Walmart: Xbox One X 1 TB Console
Xbox One X comes with a 1 TB hard drive, a matching Xbox Wireless Controller, HDMI cable, power supply, a one-month free Xbox Game Pass subscription and a 14-day free Xbox Live Gold membership.
Microsoft has long boasted that the Xbox One X will be “the world’s most powerful console.” The console’s GPU boasts 40 Radeon compute units running at 1172 MHz (compared to the PS4 Pro’s 911 MHz and the Xbox One’s 853 MHz). On the CPU side, there are eight custom x86 cores at 2.3 GHz, 31 percent faster than the original Xbox One. The Xbox One X includes 12 GB of GDDR5 RAM — 8 GB of which is available to developers, and 4 GB of which is reserved for the system — with a total memory bandwidth of 326 GB/s.
Here’s a breakdown of the Xbox One X hardware compared to its closest rival, PlayStation 4 Pro, and its predecessors, Xbox One and Xbox One S.
Xbox One X hardware comparision
|Hardware||Xbox One X||PlayStation 4 Pro||Xbox One|
|CPU||Eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3 GHz||Eight Jaguar cores clocked at 2.1 GHz||Eight custom Jaguar cores clocked at 1.75 GHz|
|GPU||40 customized compute units at 1172 MHz||36 improved GCN compute units at 911 MHz||12 GCN compute units at 853 MHz (Xbox One S: 914 MHz)|
|Memory||12 GB GDDR5||8 GB GDDR5||8 GB DDR3/32 MB ESRAM|
|Memory Bandwidth||326 GB/s||218 GB/s||DDR3: 68 GB/s, ESRAM at max 204 GB/s (Xbox One S: 219 GB/s)|
|Hard Drive||1 TB 2.5-inch||1 TB 2.5-inch||500 GB/1 TB/2 TB 2.5-inch|
|Optical Drive||4K UHD Blu-ray||Blu-ray||Blu-ray (Xbox One S: 4K UHD)|
Xbox One X — the console previously known as Project Scorpio — will be released Nov. 7, 2017.