HDMI 2.1 for Xbox One X: Confirmed by Microsoft

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Microsoft’s most powerful console to ever exist is coming to the market. Everyone is thrilled with this news. Every player in town wants to have it as soon as possible. The fact that the pre-orders for the console have already been sold out is enough proof. This is still months away from its release date. This is according to the official site of Xbox. With HDMI 2.1, they may see a further rise in sales.

Xbox One X is the Xbox One’s upgrade, and it has approximately 40% more power than any other console available in the market today. The RAM is boosted from 8 Gb to 12 Gb and is equivalent with the famous GTX 1080. Microsoft also promised smooth gaming and more realistic animations. These are just verifications that Microsoft is doing their best to provide enhancements that will satisfy everybody’s expectations.

HDMI 2.1 certification for Xbox One X is also confirmed along with their console. The confirmation happened on Twitter as the vice president of Microsoft answered a question asked by a fan. As you can see in the photo below:

Mike Ybarra explains a tweet

What makes HDMI 2.1 special?

The current console has the HDMI 2.0 certification. This has a data bandwidth of 18 Gigabits per second, which provides an excellent resolution. HDMI 2.1, on the other hand, offers double the bandwidth of the 2.0 version. It has an estimated data bandwidth of 48 Gigabits per second that allows better resolution specifically, 7680 x 4320 for 8K at 60Hz and 3840 x 2160 for 4K at 120 Hz.With this kind of specification, the Xbox One X is truly a beast.

Although the Xbox One offered an adequate job, people always opt for better things. Xbox One X specifications are way more enhanced than the old one. But would it work the same as what the numbers said? The console will be officially available on the market worldwide for $499 on the 7th of November this year.