Let’s Motgame “measure and measure” PS4 Pro vs. Xbox One X in different categories to see what is the ultimate gaming machine in 4K resolution!
Suppose the PC market has a classic confrontation between Intel vs. AMD in the CPU segment or Nvidia vs. AMD in the graphics card segment, then in the console field. In that case, the competition between Microsoft and Sony with Xbox and Playstation systems is also a topic that gamers are incredibly interested in endless screen battles. It even has a unique name, ” console war “.
Following the previous “big battle” between Xbox vs. PS2, Xbox 360 vs. PS3, or the nearest Xbox One vs. PS4, the appearance of two upgraded configuration versions between the life cycle is Xbox One X, and PS4 Pro makes the fanboy group look forward to a whole new race of these two technology giants. I was born with the same purpose to bring gamers impressive graphics experience at 4K resolution, between Xbox One X and PS4 Pro – which console will be the winner?
Don’t wait to discuss the sales figures. Let’s Motgame “measure and measure” these two consoles in different categories!
In the battle of the 8th generation console, one reason for Xbox One’s always losing position in the competition with PS4 game from the console’s relatively weak configuration, leading to some multi-platform games. Still run at resolution – lower frame than rival console.
Understanding this, with an upgraded version of the Xbox One X configuration, Microsoft is quite strong when it is determined to equip the hardware significantly better than its rival PS4 Pro.
Looking at the configuration, you can see that the hardware of these two consoles is quite similar. Instead of using AMD’s latest generation of Ryzen CPUs, the Xbox One X still uses its own custom Jaguar 8-core chip manufactured by AMD, similar to the PS4 Pro. This is aimed at making the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro 100% backward compatible, thereby still playing existing games of Xbox One and PS4. However, to improve gaming performance, the CPU clock of the Xbox One X has been pushed to 2.3Ghz, 0.2Ghz higher than the 2.1Ghz clock of PS4 Pro.
In terms of graphics processing, the Xbox One X is superior to the PS4 Pro, when the GCN architecture GPU manufactured by AMD clocked at 1172MHz, 40 computing units equipped on the Xbox. One X offers up to 6 TFLOPS of computing power, significantly higher than the 4.2 TFLOPS of the GPU equipped on PS4 Pro.
Close-up of Xbox One X: The world’s most powerful console is this. So powerful, is the Xbox One X worth the price of Vietnamese gamers? Let Motgame look at every corner of this latest console.
If you have to compare more, the PS4 has a graphics processing power of 1.84 TFLOPS, compared to 1.31 TFLOPS of Xbox One, which is slightly upgraded with the Xbox One S version (1.4 TFLOP) – express the desire surpassing competitors in terms of how big Microsoft is with Xbox One X!
In terms of RAM, the Xbox One X shows its superiority when it comes to 12GB of GDDR5 RAM that is very fast compared to the 8GB of DDR3 of the Xbox One, which is significantly slower. This RAM amount is naturally considerably more extensive than that of the PS4 Pro – currently using 8GB of GDDR5 RAM (with 1GB of DDR3 for the operating system). With an enormous memory bandwidth, up to 326GB / s, the Xbox One X GDDR5 RAM is shared between the CPU and GPU to improve performance, with 9GB being used for gaming and the remaining 3GB to Support the running system (OS).
In terms of storage capacity, both consoles are equipped with a 1TB hard drive with a speed of 5400rpm, while allowing users to use additional external drives (via USB) to increase storage capacity. However, PS4 Pro users have a slight advantage, as Sony will replace the built-in HDD with a higher power or SSD with a higher read/write speed. The PS4 Pro’s Blu-ray drive, meanwhile, doesn’t support the 4K / HDR Blu-Ray disc format, which can run smoothly on an Xbox One X Blu-ray drive.
In general, the actual performance of these two systems depends on the game developers’ hardware capabilities. But if only on the “paper-based” specification, the Xbox One X has a strong configuration compared to the PS4 Pro.
Result: Xbox One X won
Design, power consumption, temperature
Remember, when it was first revealed at E3 2013, Xbox One then received a series of “satire” by the gaming community by design …. “Big and rough,” which was reminiscent of VHS tape readers the 1990s.
In contrast, Xbox One X is Microsoft’s most compact console to date, 5 mm thinner than the Xbox One S slim version: 60 mm (2.36 inches) compared to 65mm (2.56 inches). Despite being a reasonably compact console, the PS4 Pro is still significantly larger than the Xbox One X, measuring 32.5 × 29.4 × 5.3 cm. Surprisingly, despite being more compact, the Xbox One X is heavier than the PS4 Pro, weighing about 3.8kg.
In terms of design, with Xbox One X and PS4 Pro, I will not make too many comments because appearance looks depend on each person’s senses and preferences. Both consoles possess a technology-rich design language in terms of personal experience, which seems relatively modern and powerful.
Covered around the device is a matte black exterior that eliminates sweat and fingerprints, with functional buttons on the back’s front and connection ports. Both devices support 3 USB 3.0 ports, SPDIF port, HDMI, and an Ethernet port connected to the network cable.
Through several reviews and tests of technology sites, both consoles’ gaming noise level was microscopic. The machine ran very smoothly, even when playing games at night. However, the Xbox One X is hot and consumes more power than the PS4 Pro, about 170W, with temperatures exceeding the 61-degree threshold, according to GameSpot testing. Meanwhile, PS4 Pro consumes about 150W with a temperature of about 45 degrees when playing games.
As mentioned in the previous article, the console’s hardware configuration is not the most essential and essential factor in the competition with other competitors. It is the game library of each new console system that is a necessary criterion for gamers to spend money to buy the machine or not.
According to Gamespot’s statistics, if based on the criteria of games with an average rating of Metacritic above 70 to select the system with more quality games, the PS4 game library shows the superiority of 796 games. This includes several highly-rated exclusive games, including Persona 5, Uncharted 4, Bloodborne, Yakuza 0, or Horizon Zero Drawn.
With the Xbox One game library, the number of games with a Metacritic score above 70 is limited to 563, with exclusive titles such as Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Killer Insticts, Halo. However, Xbox One and Xbox One X support backward compatibility with Xbox 360, allowing gamers to experience this system’s excellent library with the resolution, FPS, or even graphics effects be improved.
With the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro, despite being upgraded configuration, but the console is essentially just an “up to” version of Xbox One and PS4. The device is compatible with all existing games for Xbox One and PS4, but both systems will not have any exclusive games. However, games released on Xbox One and PS4 Pro have been upgraded to higher resolution, FPS, and resolution & frame rate than the original version. The upgrade depends on whether the NPH game releases special updates or not.
It was born to allow gamers to experience the game in proper resolution (native resolution) 4K, clearly shown in the device, equipped with two terrible configurations. Still, no game for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro runs 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.
Playstation 4 gamers can play Xbox exclusive games. This seems to be the move to accept the “unofficial defeat” of the Xbox – Microsoft before rival Playstation – Sony.
However, when playing games on 4K screens, the difference in image quality is complicated for gamers to recognize. If you play games on a large 4K screen, you can feel the sharpness of Xbox One and PS4 games running in Full HD resolution.
Overall, for gamers who want to experience multi-platform games at 4K resolution but can’t afford to own a powerful enough PC, the $ 499 Xbox One X is quite reasonable for Outperforming computers with a similar price tag. However, with a list of promising exclusive games coming soon like Spiderman, The Last of Us 2, God of War new version…, PS4 Pro (and PS4) is still an option select more interested gamers. Those who already own a well-configured PC can play Xbox One exclusive games with “Xbox play anywhere”.
Result: PS4 Pro won.
Through 3 design categories, game library, and hardware configuration, the final result in the PS4 Pro vs. Xbox One X match is at a draw. The Xbox One X has a more robust design, allowing for playing multiplatform games at 4K resolution better than the PS4 Pro. Meanwhile, Sony’s console has a vast library of games, including more quality exclusive games, as many gamers judge.
But it must be added that, with the price difference of only $ 100 in the North American market, the choice of Xbox One X ($ 499) or PS4 Pro ($ 399) depends on the hobby of each gamer. If you are a big fan of Gears of War and Halo or prefer to play games with the Xbox controller, Xbox One X, of course, cannot be ignored. Conversely, what if you are fascinated with Uncharted and The Last Of Us? PS4 Pro is also an extremely affordable option if you want to experience exclusive games at 4K resolution.
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