These are two names iconic in the world of consoles, and many still can’t decide between Xbox One X vs. PS4 Pro. Let us remember that, more than two years ago, the events in the E3 2016 marked what many thought would be the beginning of the end of the cycle of gaming consoles-traditional. Both Sony as Microsoft revealed versions substantially improved their consoles flagship, providing a leap in technical performance that was much greater than that of any previous iteration that was not a console completely new. Now that both the PlayStation 4 Pro as the Xbox One X are already available, unlike the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4-original, the Microsoft console is superior in several technical areas key, but Sony is not far behind. With that background in mind, let us compare the two consoles improved a side-by-side, considering all the main factors. We hope that this guide will help you to decide between a PS4 Pro and a Xbox One X.
Xbox One X
PlayStation 4 Pro
|Dimensions||11.8 x 9.4 x 2.4 inches||12.8 x 11.6 x 2.1 inches|
|Weight||8.4 pounds||7.2 pounds|
|CPU||2.3 GHz x86 AMD Jaguar eight-core||2.1 GHz x86 AMD Jaguar eight-core|
|GPU||6 teraflops (TFLOPS), 40 customized compute units @ 1,172 MHz||4.2 teraflops (TFLOPS), 36 improved GCN compute units @ 911MHz|
|Memory||12GB GDDR5 RAM||8GB GDDR5 RAM|
|Storage||1TB 2.5-inch||1TB 2.5-inch|
|Optical drive||4K UHD Blu-ray||Blu-ray|
|Ports||HDMI 2.0 in/out, 3x USB 3.0, S/PDIF, IR out||HDMI, 3x USB 3.1|
|Subscription Online||Xbox Live ($60/yr)||PS Plus ($60/yr)|
HARDWARE AND PERFORMANCE
Inside, the differences most noticeable between the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One X are in your memory and GPU. The GPU of the Xbox One X recorded in stunning 6 teraflops, with 40 units of computer custom to 1,172 MHz, which is more than the 4.2 teraflops of the PS4 Pro, with 36 units of computing GCN improved 911MHz. In terms of raw power, makes the Xbox One X is more comparable to the GPU of computers as the Radeon RX 480.
The memory also increases significantly with 12GB of RAM, GDDR5, compared to the 8GB of DDR5 of PS4 Pro, increasing the memory bandwidth of the Xbox One X 326GB/s over 218GB/s in the Pro. The difference in the power of the CPU is close, but the cores of Jaguar custom in Xbox One X may provide better performance.
With such a gap between the GPU and the memory, the Xbox One X consistently exceeds the PlayStation 4 Pro with third-party games, although there are exceptions for occasional.
Winner: Xbox One X
One of the biggest advantages of the Xbox One X is its ability to run games in 4K resolution at a steady 60 frames per second, which we see in many of the titles from Microsoft and third-party games. The history of PS4 has been irregular, because the developers use techniques to improve the visual elements, but do not reach the 4K in practice.
Xbox One X also provides better support for users without tvs 4K. Microsoft requires that all games that are native in the higher resolutions use super-sampling, with screens of 1080p. This means that the HD tv regular will get images that are more rich with a Xbox One standard. The support for this function has been inconsistent with the PS4 Pro, even in games own.
Winner: Xbox One X
SUPPORT FOR VIDEOS AND MOVIES
Although the PlayStation 4 Pro is designed specifically for games in 4K, only includes a Blu-Ray standard, which can’t display Blu-Ray UHD, but it can pass 4K video through apps like Netflix and Hulu. For its part, Xbox One X features with an optical drive 4K UHD Blu-Ray, similar to the Xbox One S, and offers a better home theater experience in general, thanks to the transfer of audio in bitstream and to support Dolby Atmos.
Winner: Xbox One X
One of the main selling points for the Pro was to provide a greater support for the PlayStation VR. All versions of the PS4 work with VR, but the Pro is capable of a rendering more crisp and detailed. However, the graphics updates do not occur automatically, so that only the games that are created specifically to take advantage of the benefits of the Pro can do it.
The existing partnership of Microsoft with Oculus has led to rumors that Xbox One X may be paired with the Rift in the back-line, but it does not appear that this will occur during the current generation of the console. Microsoft has said in the past that virtual reality and mixed reality work better on the PC. For now, only the PS4 Pro has a headset VR dedicated.
Winner: PS4 Pro
UPDATED SUPPORT FOR GAMES
Both Xbox One X PlayStation 4 Pro are apparently compatible with all the same titles that their standard models. Developers should incorporate specifically features that take advantage of the consoles more powerful, so that all titles can be played on Xbox One X and Pro, but not all games benefit equally.
You would think that Sony has the clear advantage, but Microsoft has shortened to quickly the gap with a large amount of games third-party support, as well as an additional support for the oldest games on Xbox One.
Of course, what matters is not only the games that have updates, but the total number of games. In recent years, Sony has beaten Microsoft in the department of games exclusive to PS4. Microsoft is trying to close the gap and recently bought several major studies, including Playground Games and Ninja Theory, but the library of exclusives Sony is currently higher than that. However, the commitment of Microsoft to bring the games for existing and new 4K, greatly reduces the advantages of the Sony software.
The Xbox One X costs around $500, about $100 more than the PS4 Pro. When you look at a detailed breakdown of the specifications, it is easy to see from where comes the difference, but both consoles are made for serious players and not occasional. Both price points solidify that line of thinking.
While we think that the extra hundred bucks for Xbox One X are reasonable given what is in the box, we understand that $500 dollars may be a big jump to play the same games on Xbox One S and PS4, which cost $300, in better fidelity. But if for you the price is not a problem, we believe that the Xbox One X will probably give you the best value.
Winner: PS4 Pro
In the beginning, Sony is ahead of Microsoft with the PS4 Pro, that took the games to 4K consoles at a reasonable price, in addition to give you a little extra boost to make that PlayStation VR shine. However, we have found that the console fell from its pedestal with a support inconsistent for games.
The Xbox One X represents a competition is impressive in the market of game consoles premium. Taking into account the clear advantages of hardware, the Xbox One X may be the way to go if you want a console to 4K, unless you prefer to support virtual reality or the games exclusive offers PS4.
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