Everything You Need To Know About The Xbox One X

Xbox One Tricks

Microsoft is preparing for the release of the new Xbox One X, and the long-awaited Project Scorpio. But, what do you need to know about this latest Xbox offering before you pre-order it? Here we cover all the basics, and Xbox One tricks you need to know about the console.

The Xbox One X is due for release in November and is available for pre-order now, along with the limited-edition Project Scorpio edition. However, among the most important Xbox One tips is to pre-order this version early. It is only available through pre-order and you need to be quick as it really is limited. Other Xbox One tips and tricks worth noting include understanding that Project Scorpio does everything that the standard Xbox One X does, and is being marketed at the same price. The main difference between the two is that Project Scorpio is matte black, rather than grey and has the codename Project Scorpio engraved on the front of the console. The name is also on the controller, which is in matching matte black, including the buttons. One very positive Xbox One trick for anyone looking to upgrade to the Xbox One X is that it is both possible, and quick, to transfer your games from your old console onto the new one. The quickest way to do this is via an external hard drive. It is also possible to do this via your home network. While this method may take a little longer, it is still better than needing to set up your new console from scratch and re-download all your games. A new bulk transfer option speeds the process further, meaning you don’t need to sit there laboriously moving them one by one. You simply select the games you want to transfer and let the machine do the rest.

Xbox One tricks and hacks also include the knowledge that it is possible to back up the settings from your previous console and transfer these to the new Xbox One X. This Xbox One X is set to be the most powerful console Microsoft have created to date. Among its many features is 12GB of DDR5 memory, 4K resolution, and the ability to enable users to play games in HDR. Users also benefit from a higher frame rate than was achievable on both the original Xbox One and on the Xbox One S. Among the many Xbox One cool tricks to know is that all current Xbox One and Xbox One S accessories will work with the Xbox One X, great for those who have already spent out on top of the range controllers and headsets. While there are very minor differences in shape, style or colour between the Xbox One X and its predecessor, internally they have little in common. The new GPU enables six teraflops of graphical performance. It has 40 compute units and runs at a clock speed of 1172MHz. All of this sets the console up nicely for those looking to move into virtual reality gaming.

Further internal improvements have been made to the motherboard, which can adapt its power delivery to meet the specific requirements and characteristics of the individual console’s chip. Audio processing has been improved with the inclusion of Dolby Atmos, and a new vapour chamber will aid in heat dissipation form the back of the console, thus reducing the possibility of overheating, which must be among the top Xbox One tricks worth knowing.