So powerful, is it that Xbox One X is worth Vietnamese gamers to spend? Let Motgame look at every corner of this latest console.
Officially launched on November 8, Xbox One X quickly proved its appeal, as this latest console from Microsoft achieved extremely positive sales in the North American market.
To give gamers impressive graphics experiences at 4K, Xbox One X is a direct competitor to PS4 Pro – an upgraded configuration version of the PS4 came out in November last year. With hardware upgraded significantly compared to the original Xbox One generation, it can be affirmed, Xbox One X is the most powerful console at the moment!
So powerful, is it that Xbox One X is worth gamers to spend? Let Motgame look at every corner of this latest console.
Configuration and design of Xbox One X
CPU: 8-core CPU customized with AMD’s x86 architecture, clocked at 2.3GHz
GPU: AMD’s customized graphics chip, clocked at 1172MHz with 40 computing units, the computing power of up to 6 TFLOPS
RAM: 12GB GDDR5
Hard drive: 1TB HDD
Reader: Blu-ray player supports UHD 4K format
Ports: Power jack, HDMI, USB 3.0 x 3, IR out, S / PDIF, gigabit ethernet
Network: IEEE 802.11ac 2 bands (5GHz and 2.4Ghz), 2×2 wireless Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi Direct
Power consumption: 245W
Dimensions: 11.8 ″ x 9.4 x 2.3 ″
Weight: 3.8 kg
Price: $ 499.99
Looking at the Xbox One X configuration, you can see the determination to surpass Sony’s rival in the US technology giant’s hardware race. One of the reasons for Xbox One’s failure to compete with the PS4 came from the console’s relatively weak configuration, which led to some multi-platform games always running at resolutions. – lower frame rate than rival consoles.
Compared to the Xbox One (regular) version, the first difference of Xbox One X is in the memory capacity, up to 12GB of GDDR5 type which has breakneck speed, compared to 8GB of DDR3 of Xbox One, which has the speed. Significantly slower. This RAM amount is even more extensive than that of PS4 & PS4 Pro – currently using 8GB of GDDR5 RAM.
With 326GB / s memory bandwidth, Xbox One X’s GDDR5 RAM is shared between the CPU and GPU to improve performance, with 9GB to be used for gaming the remaining 3GB to support system running. (OS). A large amount of RAM in the Xbox One X also means that the NSX games have a lot more hardware power to take advantage of, especially open-world games.
Regarding CPUs, instead of using the latest generation of AMD CPUs, Ryzen, Xbox One X still uses custom 8-core Jaguar chips manufactured by AMD, similar to Xbox One, PS4, PS4. Pro. This is quite understandable when Microsoft wants Xbox One X to be 100% compatible when playing games launched on Xbox One and Xbox One S.
However, to improve the performance when playing games, this CPU clock has been pushed to 2.3Ghz, 0.2Ghz higher than the PS4 Pro’s 2.1Ghz pulse, or 1.75Ghz (Xbox One), 1.6Ghz (PS4).
Of course, if compared (lame) with the top performance CPUs of Intel and AMD on the PC front at present, Jaguar is still “old” if based on processor speed, even if Optimize the configuration and take advantage of the hardware on the console a lot better than the PC.
Born to allow gamers to experience the game at the native resolution of 4K, the graphics processing power of Xbox One X is also awe-inspiring. GCN architecture GPU manufactured by AMD with 1172MHz clock, 40 computing units (computing unit) equipped on Xbox One X provides up to 6 TFLOPS, significantly higher than 4.2 TFLOPS of GPU equipped on PS4 Pro.
In terms of mere stats, the Xbox One X’s GPU power is equivalent to Nvidia’s GTX 1060 graphics card or AMD’s RX 580. However, thanks to the ability to optimize the configuration and take advantage of the hardware, the actual graphics performance of Xbox One X will be significantly better than the two graphics cards mentioned above. Comes with this special graphic’s power, Microsoft’s gaming machine is equipped with a 1 TB hard drive and 4K Blu-ray drive, like Xbox One S – something that even PS4 Pro does not support.
In terms of design, Xbox One X is Microsoft’s most compact console to date, even smaller than the Xbox One S. Xbox One X has a square and quite angular design, with functional buttons on the side front, and the connection ports are on the back. Although it looks nearly identical to the Xbox One S, this machine is 5 mm thinner than the Xbox One S: 60 mm (2.36 inches) compared to 65mm (2.56 inches). Like the Xbox One S, the power supply of the Xbox One x is always built into the device, instead of an external device like the first Xbox One.
Surprisingly, despite the compact size, the gaming noise level of Xbox One X is almost no thanks to the new technology cooling system that works exceptionally well.
Playability of Xbox One X
Having such powerful hardware is not a prerequisite to help Xbox One X win the race against competitors. It is the game library of each new console system that is an essential criterion for gamers to spend money to buy the machine or not.
The Xbox One game library with familiar names such as Gears of War, Halo, Forza,… always inferior in terms of quantity (and quality) compared to the proprietary games released on the system. by Sony. This is also one reason why Xbox One sales have always been inferior to the PS4 since its launch.
With the Xbox One X, despite being upgraded configuration, but the console is essentially just a version of Xbox One. The device is compatible with every existing game for Xbox One. However, there won’t be any exclusive games for Xbox One X.
This is also the primary purpose of Microsoft (and Sony) when launching the upgraded configuration to target gamers who want to experience the existing console games at resolution & frame rate higher. For example, some games customized for 4K @ 60fps resolution for Xbox One X will have the “Xbox One X Enhanced” sticker for users to recognize.
If with a PC, when upgrading the configuration, gamers can immediately play games at a higher FPS than the previous structure. However, the fact that titles that have been launched on Xbox One are customized to take advantage of the mighty hardware power of Xbox One X depends on the game owners themselves when they decide to release special updates or not.
Up to now, more than 50 games have released updates to upgrade the resolution, frames, and graphics effects specifically for Xbox One X, with the number of games supported will increase more in the future. You can refer to the list of games supported for Xbox One X HERE.
It was born to allow gamers to experience the game in proper resolution (native resolution) 4K, which is clearly shown in the device and equipped with two terrible configurations. Still, no Every Xbox One X game must run at this resolution through actual testing of many news sites. Most games still use a relatively new technology called ” checkerboard rendering”. This is a rendering technique at a lower resolution (such as 2K resolution), then interpolation (upscale) the image to 4K resolution used in PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.
However, when playing games on 4K screens, the difference in image quality is complicated for gamers to recognize. If you play games supported by Xbox One X on a large 4K screen, you can feel the sharpness of Xbox One games running in Full HD resolution.
Overall, if only in terms of the game library, Xbox One X is not an attractive option for many “neutral” gamers. However, for gamers who want to experience multi-platform games at 4K resolution but can’t afford to own a powerful enough PC, the Xbox One X’s $ 499 price is quite reasonable superior to computers with the same price.
Choosing an Xbox One X or PS4 Pro to play 4K games will also be a concern for many gamers. The game will soon have an analysis of Xbox One X vs. PS4 Pro, so wait!