GAMECOM 17: Microsoft tells Gamers How to Transfer Data from Old Consoles to XBox One X
Xbox One X, previously known as Project Scorpio, is Microsoft’s 4K UHD console coming later this year. Many gamers are waiting for this beasty console to experience high definition gaming in the latest hi-tech console. We’ve compiled everything you need to know about the new system including its specs, release date, price, games and more.
Microsoft has finally let out most of the details of the upcoming Xbox One X, and it looks like it has been worth the wait.
For starters, the Xbox One X will be fully backward-compatible with Xbox One games – and offer improved performance on these titles to boot.
There are certain additions as well as improvements in the specifications of the console. The processor is cooled using a liquid vapor chamber, a technique that’s becoming more common on more compact devices. It’s obvious that old traditional methods like cooling fans are no longer efficient enough to handle a powerful gaming machine. There’s also a brand-new power-management system for the most efficient delivery of electricity seen on an Xbox console.
And finally, Microsoft revealed the Xbox One X’s price and release date. Read on for full details of everything we now know about the Xbox One X.
• Xbox One release date: 7th Nov 2017
• Price: $749
Xbox One X Specs:
CPU: Eight-core 2.3GHz processor
GPU: 40 compute units at 1172MHz
RAM: 12GB GDDR5 (shared between system and GPU)
Storage: 1TB hard disk
Disc: UHD Blu-ray player
Video: 4K output, HDR 10 support
Audio: DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1 and Atmos, PCM 2.0, 5.1, 7.1
Wireless: Bluetooth, dual-band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, IR blaster
Connectors: 2x HDMI (2.0b out, 1.4b in), 3x USB 3.0 ports, IR out, S/PDIF, Ethernet.
There are various methods mentioned by the company that will ease your transition from the old Xbox One or the Xbox One S to the all new Xbox One X.
Methods to Transfer Data from Old Xbox Console to XBox One X
1. Settings back-up – your existing Xbox One settings data (presumably including the new modular Home menu) can be copied to an external storage device and reapplied to an X.
2. Early 4K updates – Patches for 4K game enhancements are likely to be weighty. You’ll be able to download these early on your existing Xbox, then copy them to external storage, or transfer them over a home network when your X arrives.
3. Game and app transfer – After you have received all your X, entire games, as well as apps from your original console, can be transferred over your home network, which should be faster than re-downloading them or copying via external storage.
During Gamescom, Xbox vice president Mike Ybarra also made clear that any Xbox One games currently stored on an external hard drive will be plug-and-play on a new X model.
You can find all this functionality in the tool present in Xbox One X, as shown in the screenshot below: