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At Microsoft’s E3 conference yesterday, they revealed their new console: Xbox One X. Although the name sounds a bit odd, this new console is clearly a monster. There’s been some backlash relating to the price of the console, but I’m here to argue that these specs make it worth it. It’s tagged with a $499 price tag, which at first may seem steep but let’s take a look at the Xbox One X features…

  • 12GB GDDR5 RAM
  • 8GB flash memory
  • 6 Teraflop GPU
  • 326 GB/sec memory bandwidth
  • 4K UHD Blu-ray Optical Disc Drive
  • 1 TB HDD internal storage
  • Dolby Digital Atmos Sound

“The technology, craftsmanship and attention to detail throughout the new device is simply first class.”

– Richard Leadbetter, Digital Foundry

You can’t really argue that the Xbox One X seems like a pretty solid deal considering the specs, and seems to be less expensive than building a PC that can perform the same tasks. Having a system that’s able to play 4K games while keeping a consistent 60FPS is pretty impressive.

Now let’s compare how this matches up with a PC. Recently, I built my own computer and specifically tuned it for gaming, editing, and streaming. The specs for the PC are…

  • Intel i7 6700 @ 3.6GHz CPU
  • 1TB HDD
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM

I spent roughly $1200 for this setup and it comfortably performs on high for most games at around 60FPS. Not to mention, when streaming my CPU is under more stress and performance can vary.

So is the Xbox One X the perfect solution for gaming? No, no it’s not. Is it a reasonably priced system than can play games at a high performance level? Yes, yes it is. I’d love to here your thoughts about the new system and your opinion! Leave a comment down below and let me know how you feel.



Matt is a gaming enthusiast that frequently broadcasts on Twitch. His opinions may not always be right, but that's the point of opinions.

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