There’re so many video game announcements in E3 that you might have missed Microsoft showing off their new Xbox One X. And now we’re back to the console wars again with Xbox One X vs. PS4 Pro.
While many gamers will base their purchase this coming months on their previous console because the games will still be support with these new console, we still need to compare the two system’s specs. Let’s go:
|Xbox One X||PS4 Pro|
|Dimensions||300 x 240 x 60mm (11.81 x 9.45 x 2.36 inches)||295 x 327 x 55mm (11.61 x 12.87 x 2.17 inches)|
|Weight||3.81kg (8.4 pounds)||3.3kg (7.28 pounds)|
|Output resolution||720p, 1080p, 4K (HDR)||480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 4K (select titles), HDR|
|CPU||Custom AMD, 2.3 GHz 8-core||AMD Jaguar x86-64, 2.1 GHz 8-core|
|GPU||1.17 GHz, 6 TFLOP||911 MHz, 4.20 TFLOP|
|RAM||12GB GDDR5||8GB GDDR5|
|Physical media||4K Blu-ray, DVD||Blu-ray, DVD|
|WiFi||Dual band, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||Dual band, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Wired network||10/100/1000 Ethernet||10/100/1000 Ethernet|
|Ports||USB 3.0 (x3), HDMI 2.0b, S/PDIF, IR blaster||USB 3.0 (x3), HDMI 2.0a, S/PDIF|
|Controller||Redesigned wireless controller with Bluetooth support||DualShock 4|
Inside the Xbox One X is the Scorpio engine. Not only does it have the same eight CPU cores which have been improved clocked higher, but it is packed with a more powerful GPU (from 1.3 teraflops of computing power to 6) than the PS4 and the PS4 Pro, a huge upgrade.
The Xbox One X is also rocking 12 gigabytes of GDDR5 memory which is more than the 8 gigabytes found on the PS4 Pro.
But the main reason for upgrading to both of these consoles now is the support for 4K (that you probably own by now because you’re thinking of upgrading). We’re talking about true 4K here. The PS4 Pro is undoubtedly a very powerful console but very very few games run at proper 4K. The games right now on the PS4 usually rely on upscaling or cool features such as checkerboarding which get you close to 4K. The Xbox One X, however, has that additional power that supposedly, all games will run in true 4K.
If you already own a console, you probably don’t care about these stats because you’ve already made up your mind with your current video game titles. But if it’s your first time, then obviously, Xbox One X is superior to the PlayStation 4. You just need some extra cash for that.