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E3 2017: Microsoft debuts PS4 Pro-rivalling Xbox One X

Liquid-cooled processor with 'six teraflops of graphical power' helps deliver 4K gaming

Microsoft has unveiled its highly anticipated PlayStation 4 Pro-rivalling Xbox One X at the E3 games show in Los Angeles.

According to The Verge, the console, which will be the company's most powerful and smallest to date, "will ship with six teraflops of graphical power" - 1.8 teraflops more than the PS4 Pro, thanks to a liquid-cooled custom graphics processor.

As a result, the system, previously referred to as "Project Scorpio", will be powerful enough to run games at 4K resolution and 60fps.

It's a significant improvement over the current Xbox One S, which can run certain games at a maximum 1080p resolution and 60fps.

While a 4K-compatible television is needed to see the full benefits, Microsoft plans to debut "super sampling" on the console "to make new games look better even on 1080p TVs", adds the Verge.

The Xbox One X is also "the most compact Microsoft console to date", says GameSpot, being 0.2ins (5mm) thinner than the base-level One S.

However, at 8.4lbs (3.8kg), it is two pounds (900g) heavier than the Xbox One S and "the heaviest of the Xbox One family" .

Connectivity options will be similar to the existing Xbox range, ArsTechnica reports. Users can plug-in external video devices through the HDMI in port.

Microsoft's Xbox One X arrives on 7 November with a price of around £450, adds the site. That makes it £250 more than the base-level Xbox One S and £100 more than the PS4 Pro.

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