|Original Xbox One|
|Xbox 360||Xbox One|
An improved, 4k capable version of the Xbox One called Xbox One X (codenamed Scorpio) was released in November 2017.
- 1 Original Xbox One
- 2 Xbox One S
- 3 Xbox One X
- 4 Games for the Xbox One (and Xbox One X)
- 5 Controversy
Original Xbox One
The Xbox One was released on 22nd November 2013 for the US, EU and some other parts of the world. It was released in Japan on September 4, 2014.
The Xbox One features a custom made eight core x86 64 bit APU (combined CPU and GPU) clocked at 1.75 Ghz and 853 Mhz respectively, build by AMD. The GPU features 12 compute units, for a total of 768 cores. It has 8GB of DDR3 RAM and (in the original configuration) a 500GB hard disk for save games and downloads. It has a BluRay disk drive and supports up to 4k video resolution.
An stereo video camera system (Kinect) has been bundled with early versions of the console; today this can be bought as an add-on.
Xbox One S
Microsoft released a slim version of the Xbox One called Xbox One S in August 2016.
Except for a slightly raised GPU clock (from 853 to 914 MHz) the two versions of the Xbox One are virtually identical. Additionally it features HDMI 2.0 output instead of just HDMI 1.4 on the original.
Xbox One X
The Xbox One X was released in November of 2017.
All previously released titles will be playable on the One X.
The Xbox One X is a major improvement on the predecessor. The CPU/GPU is still build by AMD but clock speeds have been increased significantly, as well as the amount of RAM build into the system:
- 2.3 GHz octa-core CPU
- Radeon GPU with 40 Compute Units clocked at 1172 MHz
- 12 GB of GDDR5 RAM (9 GB available to games)
Theoretical peak performance has been raised from around 1.3 TFLOPS to over 6 TFLOPS.
Games for the Xbox One (and Xbox One X)
Tomb Raider (2013) Definitive Edition
In January 2014 the newest Tomb Raider reboot game was released for the Xbox One in form of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. It features enhanced graphics, taking advantage of the more sophisticated hardware.
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Rise of the Tomb Raider will be the first Tomb Raider game to be released exclusively for Xbox One and Xbox 360. It is as of now (June 2015) unclear if and when this time exclusive deal runs out and the game will be released on competing consoles and/or PC.
Tomb Raider: Underworld (Xbox 360 version)
After announcing that the console would have to be always connected to the internet in order to be able to play games Microsoft earned much criticism. This limitation was later withdrawn.
There have also been privacy concerns about the build in Kinect camera. Voice and gesture commands seem to be a bit unreliable, at least if the console is not set to "English" as the input language. A later version of the console came without the Kinect camera.
Also the use of DDR3 RAM in conjunction with 32 MB of Embedded Static RAM (ESRAM) to improve performance has been criticised. This bottleneck seems to have been abolished with the Xbox One X, which uses GDDR5 RAM (like the PlayStation 4.