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Re: Xbox One X official thread
« Reply #390 on: August 22, 2020, 01:59:49 PM »
I wish transfers from one HDD to another was quicker. I decided to just have a single external even though having a free 9TB is nice and all but it takes anywhere from 5 to sometimes around 15 minutes(or longer) to move a single game. Having 100's of games means I'm going to need quite a long time to move them all. When I moved around 100 games from my old 5TB to the new 12TB I ended up letting it do it overnight because after about 8 hours of doing them through the entire day I got tired of it.
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« Reply #391 on: August 22, 2020, 08:08:25 PM »
I'm transferring Red Dead 2 which is 121GB and it's going to take 33 minutes according to the time displayed. I have 4 other games almost this size so figure that can be 2 hours just to move 4 games. I'm going to have to do these huge games while I'm sleeping so I can still use my console to play something while I'm awake.
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Re: Xbox One X official thread
« Reply #392 on: August 25, 2020, 10:09:46 PM »
I just turned on my X and they changed the Guide again. It's the same layout I had before but now it's a bit darker and they now wrap everything with a border. The border is your custom color. They also added a notification count at the top for things like online friends, messages and captures. Like right now I have 4 friends online and I have a 4 on that tap of the Guide while I'm on the achievements tab.

Here's an image I found so I don't have to take a picture on my phone:



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Re: Xbox One X official thread
« Reply #393 on: August 26, 2020, 11:59:30 AM »
I finally got all my games moved over to the 12TB drive. With just that and the internal drive I still have about 4TB of space so I'm going to be good for a while. I'm also going through my games and removing more of the Gold or Game Pass ones I downloaded just for rewards points so that will free up some space as well.
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Re: Xbox One X official thread
« Reply #394 on: September 05, 2020, 11:28:06 PM »
Not X related but I just noticed they added a bunch of really obnoxious sounds to the store when you navigate. It's like they took a few different sounds and combined them into one and I don't like it at all. It plays for every single move you make as well. I actually have to browse the store on mute because it's like some shitty 8-bit sci-fi shooter game when I'm trying to read reviews and moving between them.
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« Reply #395 on: September 15, 2020, 07:58:12 PM »
Well I think I'll wait a while longer for the Series X. We had some issues at the house, a big plumbing bill when last weekend the upstairs tub decided not to drain. Had to have the downstairs bathroom ceiling cut so they could access the piping and cut out an old drum trap and replaced it with a p trap. Good news is it worked and the tub drains like never before now. Bad part is it was pretty expensive and plus now I have to pay to have someone repair the bathroom ceiling. We had that same ceiling repaired years ago when the bathtub upstairs leaked around the caulking and got the ceiling wet. Just love having to have it repaired twice now.

I like having new electronic things but to be honest I don't get on the xbox that much. I really need to start getting the credit card and car paid off before I can retire in less than 2.5 years.

So anyways sorry for the downer news but I'll wait for a while.

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« Reply #396 on: September 17, 2020, 05:15:55 AM »
I can understand that. I just caved and bought a new security camera setup and one extra of each of the companies 65'/100' weatherproof ethernet cables since they were on sale for 25% off. I was going to put it off until next year but decided to get it now and be done with it. My neighborhood seems to be getting a bit odd lately and I'm starting to not trust some of them. Not my immediate neighbors but those on other streets around me.

My anxiety is on the high side now in regards to getting the X myself as I cashed out $300.00 of my rewards points over the last few days and then loaded $200.00(180.00 my cost) of additional credit into my Microsoft account so I can preorder the X next week and then watched the PS5 sell out earlier today in like a minute. The $300.00 in credit from rewards will expire in early Nov. so if I can't get an order in by say the end of Oct. I'll be on edge trying to spend it all and something so I don't just lose it. I have a few other expenses so only paying $210.00(I still need to add an additional $30.00 to my account for the tax) out of pocket for the X is going to be a huge win if I can manage to do it. After watching the PS5 though I'm nervous now.
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« Reply #397 on: September 17, 2020, 06:43:24 AM »
https://www.techradar.com/news/xbox-series-x-vs-xbox-one-x

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Xbox Series X vs Xbox One X: will it be worth the upgrade?

Xbox One X vs Xbox Series X: it's not an easy decision, not just because the names are somewhat similar. When it comes to choosing between Microsoft's high-end current-gen console and its ultra-powerful next-gen successor, it might not be immediately obvious which is the best for you.

The Xbox One X – the mid-gen refresh of the Xbox One and Microsoft's answer to Sony’s PS4 Pro – is the best games console available right now when it comes to sheer computing chops. It’s for console players who want the best of the best in terms of specs with native 4K and HDR support.

But when the Xbox Series X launches on November 10, 2020 that will all change – especially as the Xbox One X (and its cheaper Xbox One S All Digital Edition sibling) is being discontinued to make way for its next-gen successor. As long as Xbox One X consoles are still available to buy, though, you may be wondering whether now is the time to nab one, while those of you currently with an Xbox One X chugging away at home may be considering whether or not you really need to upgrade when the time comes.

Fortunately for the Xbox One X, power isn't everything. There are many things to consider when it comes to consoles and before choosing between the Xbox One X and the Xbox Series X or deciding whether or not to upgrade, it's worth comparing and contrasting the consoles to determine where your money will be better spent.

To help you in your decision making, here's a break down of everything we know about the two consoles so far, including price (or rumored price), specs, and existing or expected games.

If you're more interested in the rumored disc-less alternative to the Series X, you can check out our Xbox Series S guide too.
Xbox Series X vs Xbox One X price

The Xbox Series X price and the PS5 price came out on top in a Twitter poll of the most important factors for those looking to pick up a next-gen console. Neither company intends to repeat the mistakes of the widely overpriced ($599!) PS3 in 2006, but Microsoft has finally revealed that its flagship console will indeed cost the rumored $499 / £449 / AU$749.

Phil Spencer had stressed that Microsoft won’t be making the same mistake that hampered its start to the current console generation. Speaking with The Verge, Spencer said “we will not be out of position on power or price,” so expect the RRP to be more competitive this time. Despite playing a prolonged game of chicken when it comes to price, Microsoft has made the first move and has set the tone for the incoming console generation.

In terms of the Xbox One X launch RRP of $499 / £449 / AU$749, you can do an awful lot better than that nowadays. At time of publication, some of the best Xbox One X deals see you picking up the console for less than $300 with a month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate in the US or the console and every numbered Gears game for £299 in the UK. However, expect the Xbox One X to be reduced even more when Xbox Series X pre-orders launch on September 22, 2020.

Overall, it seems safe to assume the Xbox One X will be the more affordable option, though the Xbox Series S promises to replace it as a great value option for only $299 / £249 / AU$499.

Xbox One X vs Xbox Series X specs

Xbox Series X boasts seriously impressive specs, and they paint an exciting picture for next-gen gaming. Here’s what we know:

    CPU: Eight-core 3.8GHz (3.6GHz with SMT) custom AMD 7nm
    GPU: 12 teraflops 1.825GHz (locked)
    RAM: 16GB GDDR6
    Frame rate: Up to 120 fps
    Resolution: Up to 8K
    Optical: HD Blu-Ray disk drive
    Storage: 1TB NVMe SSD

With a 12 teraflop GPU capable of up to 120 fps, the Series X is twice as powerful as the One X. It’s also got the computing muscle to support ray tracing, the demanding lighting tech only available on cutting-edge Nvidia RTX graphics cards right now.

The Xbox Series X will include a super-fast NVMe SSD, which opens up all sorts of possibilities: part of its storage system can be used to boost load times by up to 40 times and Quick Resume allows users to jump between multiple games at once without closing each game.

The NVMe SSD is just a part of the console's Velocity Architecture which Microsoft claims could reduce loading times and game file sizes, while boosting the console beyond the power of its raw specs.

Alongside the SSD the console uses an industry standard LZ decompressor alongside a new proprietary algorithm that specifically compresses game texture data (a meaty part of the overall game data) which should mean shorter download times and smaller game file sizes.

There's also the new DirectStorage API which gives developers more control over their I/O operations, allowing them to take full advtage of raw I/O performance and resulting in the virtual elimination of load times.

Finally there's Sampler Feedback Streaming (SFS) which intelligently loads in textures when they're needed instead of keeping them loaded in the background taking up memory. This means the Xbox Series X should have more free memory allowing for more effective I/O throughput, resulting in richer and more immersive games.

Meanwhile, here are the Xbox One X specs:

    CPU: Eight-core 2.3GHz custom AMD
    GPU: Six teraflops 1172 MHz
    RAM: 12GB GDDR5
    Frame rate: Up to 60 fps
    Resolution: Up to 4K
    Optical: HD Blu-Ray disk drive
    Storage: 1TB HDD

The innards of the premium Xbox ensure it’s the most powerful console available today and the best way to play with native 4K and HDR. That said, its 1TB mechanical hard drive holds it back: it’s slow and can hold disappointingly few triple-A titles. For a console aimed at those who accept nothing less than the best of the best, there can only be one winner in this category.

Xbox Series X vs Xbox One X games

As the November 10 release date of the Xbox Series X draws closer, we're seeing some exciting titles announced for the console. Between first-party titles like Halo Infinite, Hellblade 2 and third-party blockbusters like Cyberpunk 2077 there are a growing number of Xbox Series X games to look forward to.

Some of the games that have been confirmed to be Xbox Series X compatible include:

    Halo Infinite
    Cyberpunk 2077
    Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
    Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2
    Outriders
    The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
    Gods and Monsters
    Rainbow Six Quarantine
    Battlefield 6
    Dying Light 2
    Gothic
    WRC 9
    Watch Dogs: Legion
    Bright Memory Infinite
    Dirt 5
    Yakuza: Like a Dragon
    Scorn
    The Medium
    The Ascent
    Chorus
    Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
    Scarlet Nexus
    Second Extinction
    Call to the Sea
    Far Cry 6
    FIFA 21
    Hitman 3
    Resident Evil 8

The Series X’s impressive specs in combination with the excellent value of Xbox Game Pass gives early adopters a ready-made library that benefits from faster load times, better graphics, and higher resolution.

Backwards compatibility is confirmed for the Series X, which allows you to play games from previous generations on your new system, but Microsoft has gone a step further with Smart Delivery.

Consider this ‘forwards compatibility’ in the sense that when you buy a compatible game, it’s unlocked on all supporting hardware. For example, Cyberpunk 2077 supports Smart Delivery, so owners of the game on Xbox One X will benefit from a free upgrade to Series X.

Microsoft has recently encouraged developers to make these upgrades free through Smart Delivery in light of some publishers opting to charge more for cross-gen bundles.

Smart Delivery also means if buying a One X has cleaned you out, you can buy the likes of Halo Infinite – which launches on Game Pass day one – and play it on your current-gen console, safe in the knowledge that you won't have to buy it again for Series X when you’ve cobbled together the cash for an upgrade. Your save data will even be carried back and forth too.

This does, of course, mean that the Xbox Series X isn't really dangling any exclusives in front of you to force you into an upgrade, which is an accessible approach but perhaps frustrating for those who like to feel like they're really getting that fresh next-gen experience.

While the Series X will offer the best version of a game, the One X will still be able to play that game at what is still a very high quality. Xbox is being very dogged about its inclusive approach for the next generation, promising it won't have any Xbox Series X exclusives for the first few years, and that Xbox One players won't be left behind in the leap to next-gen.

With all that in mind, there isn't really an exclusive game incentive for you to make the upgrade to the Xbox Series X. Making the jump will be more about wanting to see those games at their absolute best running on a faster console.

Xbox One X vs Xbox Series X verdict

The Xbox Series X is an increasingly enticing prospect. Its graphical grunt combined with the excellent Xbox Game Pass subscription service means Xbox fans should be getting seriously excited.

For early adopters, the Series X’s lack of exclusive games is at least ameliorated by an instant collection of great games thanks to Game Pass and backwards compatibility. And with Smart Delivery, those looking to upgrade from their One X can buy supported games now and upgrade for free to the Series X version once they can afford the new unit.

Since the cost of the One X will plummet once the Series X launches on November 10, 2020, there are few reasons to buy a new version now. Even then the better value prospect is the cheaper, but less powerful, Xbox Series S.

All things considered it's not really a battle between the Xbox One X vs Xbox Series X: instead, Microsoft seems to be ensuring a harmonious, flexible transition between consoles for those that want the best of the best from an Xbox.

For me, my main reason for wanting the Series X is the faster game launching. I can't take advantage of certain things like 8K/120 because my Denon doesn't support it but I had no choice and couldn't wait for those receivers to hit the market because my old Denon S940 developed a loud buzzing that drove me nuts. Then once I knew I was locked in with that receiver for a while(I'm not buying another $1200.00 receiver less than a year after getting one) I decided to get a new TV especially with the deal I got on it. I'm perfectly fine with just the faster game starts and nothing more if none of my other equipment gets some miraculous update that makes other things on the Series X work. At some point my vision becomes the issue with all of these visual upgrades and honestly I think I'm at that point now anyway to where I don't think I'll be able to see a big difference.
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Re: Xbox One X official thread
« Reply #398 on: September 17, 2020, 07:18:14 AM »






I just need to add $30.00 more credit and then just pray I get an order in before Nov.
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Re: Xbox One X official thread
« Reply #399 on: Yesterday at 12:15:05 AM »
Have you been getting a bunch of random "ghost" adds lately? I say ghost adds because I get notifications that someone followed me but they aren't in my followers list. I've had about 10 so far over the last day or two. The weird thing is that these look to be real profiles with recent played games, gamerscores and so on. The only thing that is exactly the same for all of them so far is that non have "friends". They all say 0 friends but do have followers. I don't know if I'm getting added and then immediately removed over and over or what but all the notifications are getting annoying.
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