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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

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
Color Black Black
CPU 2.3GHz x86 AMD Jaguar eight-core 2.1GHz x86 AMD Jaguar eight-core
GPU 6 teraflops (TFLOPS), 40 customizedcompute units @ 1,172MHz 4.2 teraflops (TFLOPS), 36 improved GCN compute units @ 911MHz
Memory 12GB GDDR5 RAM 8GB GDDR5 RAM
Memory bandwidth 326GB / s 218GB / s
Storage 1TB 2.5-inch 1TB 2.5-inch
Optical unit 4K UHD Blu-ray Blu-ray
4K S S
HDR S S
Ports HDMI 2.0a in / out, 3x USB 3.0, S / PDIF, IR out HDMI, 3x USB 3.1
Online Subscription Xbox Live ($ 60 / yr) PS Plus ($ 60 / yr)
Connectivity S S
Price
Availability Now Now

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

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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