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We face the Xbox One X vs. PS4 Pro and we tell you what we discovered

Many years cannot decide between the iconic Xbox One X vs. consoles. PS4 Pro. In 2016, they marked what many considered to be the beginning of the end of the cycle of traditional game consoles, providing a leap in technical performance that was much greater than any previous iteration. Although Sony and Microsoft are moving forward in the development of their next-generation platforms, the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X, the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X consoles are still more alive than ever.

Xbox One control on a black background. We compare the Xbox One X vs. PS4 Pro

specs

Xbox One X

PlayStation 4Pro

Dimensions11.8 x 9.4 x 2.4 inches12.8 x 11.6 x 2.1 inches
Weight8.4 pounds7.2 pounds
ColorBlackBlack
CPU2.3GHz x86 AMD Jaguar eight-core2.1GHz x86 AMD Jaguar eight-core
GPU6 teraflops (TFLOPS), 40 customizedcompute units @ 1,172MHz4.2 teraflops (TFLOPS), 36 improved GCN compute units @ 911MHz
Memory12GB GDDR5 RAM8GB GDDR5 RAM
Memory bandwidth326GB / s218GB / s
Storage1TB 2.5-inch1TB 2.5-inch
Optical unit4K UHD Blu-rayBlu-ray
4KSS
HDRSS
PortsHDMI 2.0a in / out, 3x USB 3.0, S / PDIF, IR outHDMI, 3x USB 3.1
Online SubscriptionXbox Live ($ 60 / yr)PS Plus ($ 60 / yr)
ConnectivitySS
Price
AvailabilityNowNow

Hardware and performance

Inside, the most notable differences between the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One X are in its memory and GPU. The Xbox One X GPU records in impressive 6 teraflops, with 40 custom compute units at 1,172MHz, which is more than the 4.2 teraflops of the PS4 Pro, with 36 GCN computing units enhanced at 911MHz. In terms of raw power, it makes the Xbox One X more comparable to computer GPUs like the Radeon RX 480. Memory also increases significantly with 12GB of GDDR5 RAM, compared to the 8GB of DDR5 on PS4 Pro, increasing the Xbox One X 326GB / s memory bandwidth over 218GB / s on the Pro. The difference in power CPU is narrow, but custom Jaguar cores on Xbox One X can provide better performance.

With such a gap between the GPU and memory, the Xbox One X consistently beats the PlayStation 4 Pro with third-party games, although there are occasional exceptions.

Winner: Xbox One X

Resolution

‘Anthem’ on Xbox One X

One of the biggest advantages of Xbox One X is its ability to run games in 4K resolution at a constant speed of 60 frames per second, which we see in many of Microsoft's titles and third-party games. The history of PS4 has been irregular, as developers use techniques to improve visual elements, but do not reach 4K in practice.

Xbox One X also provides better support for users without 4K TVs. Microsoft requires that all games that are native at higher resolutions use super-sampling with 1080p screens. This means that regular HD TVs will get richer images than with a standard Xbox One. Support for this function has been inconsistent with the PS4 Pro, even in its own games.

Winner: Xbox One X

Support for videos and movies

Although the PlayStation 4 Pro is designed specifically for 4K games, it only includes a standard Blu-Ray player, which cannot display Blu-Ray UHD Discs, but can stream 4K video through applications such as Netflix and Hulu. For its part, Xbox One X has a 4K UHD Blu-Ray optical drive, similar to the Xbox One S, and offers a better home theater experience in general thanks to bitstream audio transfer and Dolby Atmos support.

Winner: Xbox One X

Virtual reality

5 mind blowing vr experiences oculus touch lifestyleOne of the main selling points for the Pro was to provide more support for the PlayStation VR. All versions of the PS4 work with VR, but the Pro is capable of a more detailed and detailed representation. However, graphic updates do not occur automatically, so only games created specifically to take advantage of the Pro can do so.

Microsoft's existing association with Oculus has led to rumors that Xbox One X could pair with the Rift on the back line, but it doesn't seem to happen during the current generation of the console. Microsoft has said in the past that virtual reality and mixed reality work best on the PC. For now, only the PS4 Pro has a dedicated VR headset.

Winner: PS4 Pro

Game support

xbox one x enhanced 4k games on feat

Both Xbox One X and the PlayStation 4 Pro are apparently compatible with the same titles as their standard models. Developers should specifically incorporate features that take advantage of the most powerful consoles, so that all titles can be played on Xbox One X and Pro, but not all games benefit equally.

A current list of games that are known to be updated on Xbox One X includes:

  • Anthem
  • Ashen
  • Assassins Creed Odyssey
  • Code Vein
  • Crackdown 3
  • Darksiders III
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • The Division 2
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Fallout 4
  • Far Cry New Dawn
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Fortnite
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • Gears of War 4
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Killer Instinct
  • Metro: Exodus
  • Middle-Earth: Shadow of War
  • Minecraft
  • No mans sky
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Rage 2
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Resident Evil 7
  • Rocket league
  • Sea of ​​thieves
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • State of Decay 2
  • Super Luckys Tale
  • Titanfall 2
  • Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Tom Clancys The Division 2

You can check the current list of titles compatible with PlayStation 4 Pro. As it was the first console to arrive, you will think that Sony has the advantage, but Microsoft quickly narrowed the gap with a large line of third-party games, as well as additional support for titles Xbox One old ones.

Naturally, what matters is not only the games that have updates, but the total number of games. In recent years, Sony has defeated Microsoft in matters of PS4 exclusive games. Microsoft is trying to close the gap and recently bought several major studios, including Playground Games and Ninja Theory, but Sony's exclusive library is currently superior. However, Microsoft's commitment to bring new and existing games to 4K greatly reduces the advantages of Sony software.

Winner: tie

Price

The Xbox One X currently costs about $ 300 dollars, a price similar to what you will find the PS4 Pro. When you see a detailed breakdown of the specifications, it is easy to see where the difference comes from, but both consoles are made for serious and non-occasional players . Both price points solidify that line of thinking, although the PS4 Pro remains somewhat cheaper.

Winner: PS4 Pro

Conclusion

Sony super Microsoft with the PS4 Pro, bringing 4K games at reasonable prices to the consoles, in addition to giving a little extra thrust with the PlayStation VR. However, since the launch, we discovered that this console stumbles a bit, with inconsistent support.

With the Xbox One X, the PS4 Pro has impressive competition in the premium console market. Given the clear hardware advantages, if you want a 4K console, the Xbox One X may be the way to go … unless you want virtual reality support.

* Updated by Rodrigo Orellana on February 3, 2020.

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