PlayStation was the 1st videogame console to sell over 102.49 million units. That’s more than the Xbox, GameCube, and Nintendo 64 combined.
PS4 Pro and Xbox One X both are powerful gaming consoles that mark a major shift in the gaming industry. The console generations have been shift aside in grace of an iterative hardware mode. At least, that this the thing that the current picture is. Both gaming machines will boost up all the current PS4 and Xbox One captions respectively while computing plenty of new features and hardware advancements.
In spite of promising to run games at 4K resolution with higher frame rates, they’re not based on new design. Rather, they come knocks in regions like clock speed, memory, and video processing. It’s the reason they’re not called the PS5 and Xbox 2. We should be clear: these consoles are very different offerings that aren’t correct next to each other rivals. While they both offer 4K gaming, they fill distinctive parts of the market because of their diverse pricing.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Xbox One has a built-in Kinect, making it possible to control it with hand gestures.
So, should you think about them if you already own a PS4 or an Xbox One gaming consoles? What if you don’t have them either console and are jumping in for the first time – which one should you go for? Or which you should buy?
PS4 Pro vs Xbox One X: Build Quality and Looks
Declared a year ago, the PS4 Pro sports an all-matte complete, unlike to the first original PS4’s glossy and matte hybrid. There’s a USB port section on the back that the PS4 Slim does not have. Nevertheless resembling a PS4 Slim set over a unique PS4, it doesn’t look out of place with its rhombus-like measurements. In our utilization of the PS4 Pro since its launch, we’ve come to see that it scratches easily. More so if you wind-up moving it between rooms, which we’ve done several times throughout the year.
The design of the Xbox One X is a lot less complex. It’s essentially a black Xbox One S with a little footprint. Regardless of the lack of oomph and looking downright plain next to the PS4 Pro, this is a long way from an awful thing, as it doesn’t emerge and looks unobtrusive in your home. With the ports and buttons design identical to the Xbox One S, the well-known look and feel are fairly comforting.
PS4 Pro vs Xbox One X: Technical Specifications
The PS4 Pro CPU is around 31% more powerful than what it was on the PS4, while the GPU has a 2.3x more power. The Xbox One X has a 31% trek as far as CPU, with a 4.6x spike in GPU execution. Take a look at technical specs of PS4 Pro vs Xbox One X.
Xbox One Specifications:
- Project Scorpio CPU Eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz
- GPU: 6TFLOPS, 40 customised compute units at 1172MHz
- Memory: 12GB GDDR5 Memory Bandwidth 326GB/s
- Hard Drive: 1TB
- Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray
PS4 Pro specifications:
- CPU: x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
- GPU: 4.20 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon-based graphics engine
- Memory: 8GB GDDR5
- Storage size: 1TB
- Optical Drive: Blu-ray
The internals tells an alternative story with the Xbox One X having:
- A new cooling system,
- 12 gigs of RAM,
- A 2.3GHz AMD Jaguar processor,
- And a 1TB hard drive that has around 780GB of usable space.
The PS4 Pro then again has a comparable processor and hard drive, 8GB of RAM, and 4.2 teraflops of figuring versus the Xbox One X’s 6 teraflops. You can utilize external hard drives on both, and in the Pro’s case, you can even replace the internal hard drive. Hypothetically, this distinction in hardware should bring about the Xbox One X trouncing the PS4 Pro in each circumstance. Is this exactly the case? It’s complicated.
PS4 Pro vs Xbox One X: Gaming Performance
1. Final Fantasy XV
This game shows the Xbox One X performing better – holding an unfaltering frame rate and better impacts in a large group of successions. The PS4 Pro version of FFXV experiences outline pacing – this means the picture does not look smooth regardless of whether the frame rate is the thing that it ought to be. The Xbox One X does not experience the ill effects of any such issue.
2. Assassin’s Creed Origins
The Xbox One X showed dazzling detail at 4K with HDR and looked more honed than the PS4 Pro variant. It didn’t have the liquid 60fps that can be accomplished on PC, however, it looked incredible in any case. Others like Mafia 3 and Homefront Revolution were a remedy to see on the Xbox One X, donning clear visuals and an enhanced frame rate that made it more pleasant to play. This is the situation on both a 4K HDR TV and a standard 1080p. The advantage of a sharper 4K resolution translated well even on a full-HD screen in titles like Rise of the Tomb Raider and Shadow of War.
3. Star Wars Battlefront 2
Star Wars Battlefront 2’s scenes and Assassin’s Creed Origins’ take on primitive Egypt truly benefit from this. Obviously, it changes from game to game, however, those that have executed HDR seem to have made a good enough job to legitimize going for a 4K HDR TV. However, the increases weren’t as evident in different titles like LA Noire, Titanfall 2, Ghost Recon Wildlands, Skyrim, and Fallout 4. They looked a bit better on the Xbox One X and played smoother too versus the PS4 Pro however not be enough to warrant the premium for the console. This might change as more Xbox One X updates take off.
PS4 Pro vs Xbox One X: Bandwidth Usage
If you want to take the pleasure of playing console games, you will need a fast Internet connection. Reason being, you’ll require to download patches for games and also the system updates. Throw in an expanding number of games having online and multiplayer parts, ensures that you’ll require a quick and reliable Internet connection.
This is additionally required by updates to existing games to empower 4K and HDR support. A month with the Xbox One X can download near 1.3TB data with the titles like Gears of War 4 and Halo 5. Games accessible on both the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro like Hitman and Skyrim were significant all the more forgiving at 4GB and 8GB individually.
PS4 Pro: Pros and Cons
- The PS4 Pro’s key selling point is clearly its ability to play games in 4K with High Dynamic Range (HDR). At present PS4 games can be played in a maximum resolution of 1080p, with some even running at 900p.
- The sheer wealth of selective games alone makes the PS4 Pro worth a purchase. This doesn’t count PS VR. Beyond any doubt, virtual reality hasn’t had its Mario moment yet Sony’s execution is shockingly great in specific titles like Resident Evil 7 and GT Sport.
- There is no backward compatibility. If you choose PS1 and PS2 titles, you can’t play your PS3 games on PS4 and PS4 Pro.
- The PlayStation Network (PSN) is not most reliable. It’s disposed to suffering from outage and connectivity issues during the busy periods of the year such as Christmas.
Xbox One X: Pros and Cons
- You will need a solid Internet connection in order to download and update, patches and more. On another side, game performance in third-party games approaches from superlative to sub-par, though on the entire, it earns it’s “most powerful console ever” billing.
- As like the PS4 and PS4 Pro, some positives, and negatives terms are extended to the Xbox One, Xbox One S as well as the Xbox One X.
- After the prominent cancelation of Scalebound and delays to expected games like Crackdown 3, the Xbox One X has a glaring absence of selective content. Indeed, even last generation stalwarts like Halo and Gears of War haven’t had the same number of new sections as you’d expect.
Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: Price, Availability, and Warranty
Right now you can get the PS4 Pro for around AED 1,300 in Dubai. The Xbox One X will just hit the business sectors in November for $499 (or approx AED 1,850). Remember that neither one of the consoles has a universal warranty, something to note depending on where you intend to utilize either.
|Microsoft Xbox One X||PS4 Pro|
|CPU||2.3 GHz, 8 cores||2.1 GHz, 8 cores|
|GPU||AMD Polaris architecture, 6 teraflops||AMD Polaris architecture, 4.2 teraflops|
|4K, HDR Support||Yes||Yes|
|VR Support||Not Yet||Yes|
Final Verdict: What to buy?
Both gaming consoles have their own pros and cons. If you are sensitive to having a better framerate on a 4K HDR screen to make complete use of the visuals then go with Xbox One X. Though both PS4 Pro and Xbox One X support 4K HDR but the green team has slightly more horsepower than the blue team to render those visuals at a better framerate.
If you want to play PS4 exclusives like Horizon Zero Dawn and Uncharted Series and forthcoming titles such as God of War and Marvel’s Spider-Man Game then you have no other choice but Sony’s PS4 Pro console. But, if you are more into games like Halo series and upcoming games like Crackdown 3 and Sea of Thieves then Xbox One X is the best bet.
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