By Steve Lomas Microsoft has officially revealed the Xbox One S and Xbox One M, and we’re here to find out what the two consoles offer to the next-gen gamer.
The Xbox One Scorpio, Microsoft’s first flagship console, is a big step forward for the company, but it’s also a major step backwards for the Xbox platform.
There’s a lot of buzz about the Scorpio and we can’t wait to hear more.
First impressions Xbox One: Scorpio specs (by Steve Loms) Display: 5.6-inch 1080p, 1440p, 1120p, 2560×1440 resolution Processor: 8th Gen Intel Core i5-7600U CPU, 8GB RAM, Nvidia GTX 980 GPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM GPU Memory: Up to 128GB Storage: Up for 8GB, 1TB GPU, or 8GB SSD GPU Camera: Rear camera, 1.2MP, LED flash, dual LED flash Memory: 4GB of RAM, 1GB of GDDR5 RAM GPU: 16-nm Pascal CPU, 6GB GDDR5 VRAM, 384-bit memory interface Audio: 8.1-channel stereo speakers, dual microphone, 3.5mm audio jack Other: Wireless charging, wireless streaming, cloud storage, and HDR10 support Wireless charging: Xbox One wireless charging, a one-wire charging port, and a one (1) USB-C port Price: £799/$999/$999 Release date: January 26th; launch price: £349/$499/$599 (November 13th) CPU: 8-core, 16-thread, 4-thread Intel Core CPU; Turbo Boost 2.0 support; Intel HD Graphics 6000 GPU; Up to 256GB of memory; Upgraded USB-A connector Storage: 1TB of storage; 512GB of internal storage; 1TB HDD; Wireless charging Ports: HDMI, Dual-link DVI-D, HDMI 2.1, Mini DisplayPort, Mini HDMI Ports: USB Type-C, Micro-USB, USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-C), USB Type A, USB Type C Connectivity: HDMI: 3.0a/b/g/n, 3D-Audio: Yes; USB Type E: Yes Audio: Dual speakers, stereo microphone, microphone jack Other Details: Microsoft has previously announced the Xbox Scorpio was a “full-fat” upgrade over its predecessor, the Xbox 360, but its successor, the Scorpios, will be a bigger step forward.
The Scorpios are designed to run on Xbox One, but Xbox Live Gold users will be able to play Xbox games on PC without the need to upgrade their Xbox consoles.
Xbox One features a more powerful GPU than its predecessor thanks to its 4th Gen (Kaby Lake) processor, and the Xbox 720 is a new 4K console with HDR10 enabled.
Microsoft’s Scorpio can also run games at 4K and HDR, although the console is only compatible with the Xbox Games Store and Xbox Games Pass.
Xbox 360: Scorpios specs (Steve Lomas) Display (by Stephen Lomas): 5.5-inch 5400×2160, 1440×1480, 2160p, 1080p Processor: 10nm CPU, 12nm GPU, 8MB L3 Cache, NVIDIA GTX 980 Graphics Memory: 8GB GDDR3 RAM, 512GB DDR3 RAM GPU Camera (front): Rear camera with 1.4MP camera, LED Flash, dual-LED flash Memory (front and rear): 1TB HD + 1TB UHD + 2TB SSD + 1GB GDDR4 Memory Storage: 128GB for 4GB, 512 GB for 8TB, 1 TB for 256GB (UHD+2TB+1TB+512GB+1 TB+512 GB+1 GB) GPU: Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU Memory, 256GB GPU for 4K (UH-D1100) Display, Wireless Charging Ports: 2x USB 3 Type-A + 2x Dual-Link DVI + 1x USB Type M Ports: 1x HDMI + 1 x Micro-HDMI + 1X Micro-Audio Jack Other Details