Xbox One X Vs PlayStation 4 Pro, How The Specs Stack Up

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Xbox One X Vs PlayStation 4 Pro

Microsoft has revealed the new Xbox One X — It was formerly known as Project Scorpio — Microsoft isn’t shy about calling its new game machine “the world’s most powerful console.” and I am sure it must be.

The One X is coming up with loaded with some serious firepower, with a custom eight-core AMD processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 12GB of GDDR5 RAM, and a 6-teraflop GPU with 40 compute units. Microsoft is proudly pointing out how the One X can support 4K HDR gameplay.

So how does Xbox One X compare to its biggest competitor: Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro, which will be a year old by the time One X hits shelves?

Xbox One X

When it comes to specifications, Microsoft has Sony soundly beaten here. The Xbox One X has a faster processor, a more powerful GPU, and more memory than even the PlayStation 4 Pro. Specifically, the Xbox One X has 6 teraflops, compared to 4.2 teraflops on the PlayStation 4 Pro. And the extra boost in RAM — 12GB vs. 8GB — is also significant, at least on paper.

But without some direct comparison of games on the two consoles, it’s hard to say how much the extra speed and power will really translate to meaningful improvement in performance. At the end of the day, both consoles claim to be able to offer 4K HDR gaming. Based on that criterion, Sony has a $100 price advantage over the One X with the $399 Pro, which isn’t exactly chump change.

Additionally, it’s worth considering a final piece of the equation: games. Microsoft showed off a variety of new Xbox One exclusives at E3 this year, including Crackdown 3, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Forza Motorsport 7, and a passel of smaller indie titles. But compared to Sony’s upcoming slate of God of War 4, The Last of Us II, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Death Stranding, Detroit: Become Human, Days Gone, and Insomniac’s Spider-Man game, there’s still a long way to go before there’s a compelling lineup of games that you’ll need an Xbox to play.

To help you understand and make your decision about your new console, here’s how Microsoft and Sony’s latest hardware specs stack up against each other.


Categories Xbox One X Xbox One S PlayStation 4 Pro PlayStation 4 Slim
Price $499.00 $249.00 $399.00 $249.99
Processor AMD Jaguar (2.3GHz, 8-core) AMD Jaguar (1.75GHz, 8-core) AMD Jaguar (2.1GHz, 8-core) AMD Jaguar (1.6GHz, 8-core)
GPU Integrated AMD (6 teraflops, 40CU) Integrated AMD Radeon (1.4 teraflops, 12CU) Integrated AMD Radeon Polaris (4.2 teraflops, 36CU) Integrated AMD Radeon (1.84 teraflops, 18CU)
Storage 1TB 500GB, 1TB, 2TB 1TB 500GB, 1TB
Optical drive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Blu-ray Blu-ray
4K support Yes Yes (video only) Yes No
HDR support HDR10 HDR10 HDR10 HDR10
Ports Three USB 3.0, HDMI (in), HDMI (out), IR, optical audio Three USB 3.0, HDMI (in), HDMI (out), IR, optical audio Three USB 3.1, one Aux, HDMI (out), optical audio Two USB 3.1, one Aux, HDMI (out)
Weight 8.4 pounds 6.4 pounds 7.2 pounds 4.6 pounds
Dimensions (in.) 11.8 x 9.4 x 2.4 11.6 x 9.1 x 2.5 12.8 x 11.6 x 2.1 11.3 x 10.4 x 1.54

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