Based on Microsoft's official specs and features of the Xbox One X, the upcoming gaming system is well on its way to being the most powerful console ever created. The gaming console should have no issues running all the latest games as well as the best software in 4K, which will lead game enthusiasts into the next generation.

The upcoming console vs PC gaming cards

At $500, Microsoft’s highly anticipated gaming device should be worth every penny. Putting it in perspective, with PC gaming cards’ sudden price boost, game enthusiasts are getting a cutting edge product for the equivalent of a single video card.

In comparison, Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card costs over $400, while the GTX 1080 Ti has over $600 price tag. This could mean that the Xbox One X would be one of the best gaming devices on a budget.

Nonetheless, the best part of Microsoft’s upcoming console is it will bridge the gap between hardware generations. The Xbox One X works with all existing Xbox One games as well as accessories. Most games on the upcoming gaming system run with a smoother framerate as well as upscale graphics. The forthcoming gaming machine is 30 percent faster compared to the Xbox One and has four times the graphics horsepower.

The Xbox One X gaming system comes along with a custom 2.3-GHz 8-core CPU, 1TB hard drive, and a 4K Blu-ray player and powered by a 12GB of RAM.

These specs will make Microsoft’s gaming system more powerful compared to Sony's Playstation 4 Pro.

The benchmark data of the Xbox One X, which was acquired by Digital Foundry’s savvy folks, made it known that the console will not have a problem maintaining steady framerates while running video games at Ultra HD. In fact, some games will run at higher framerates when jumping from 1080p to 4K.

While Microsoft’s much-awaited console is clearly designed to handle high-end virtual reality (VR), the Redmond, Washington-based tech titan hasn't confirmed compatibility with any existing VR headsets, such as the HTC Vive, or even the tech giant’s own Mixed Reality Headsets. While the tech company didn't discuss virtual reality during the Xbox E3 2017 event, Xbox boss Phil Spencer told CNET that the feature is still very much on the roadmap of the powerful gaming system.

Xbox One X release date

Microsoft is expected to roll out the gaming console on November 7, with pre-order of the device starting well before that. The usual retailers to sell the product would be Amazon and GameStop.