Xbox One X VS PS4 Pro Comparison Of Specs, Games, And More
The Xbox One X and the PlayStation 4 Pro are both cutting-edge consoles by Microsoft and Sony, The titans of the gaming industry. Both are mid-generational upgrades and both are 4K capable and games look and run better than their previous predecessors. Both of the consoles are the shining examples of technology and are geared towards enthusiasts with 4K TVs. But the question is which one you should spend your money on? In this head-to-head review article, We will discuss and point out the winners across five categories: specs, design, game library, operating system, and value/features, Get ready this is the only guide you need to make up your mind for the new console.
|Xbox One X||PlayStation 4 Pro|
|CPU||2.3GHz 8-core AMD custom CPU||2.1GHz 8-core AMD custom “Jaguar” CPU|
|GPU||Integrated AMD graphics with 6 teraflops of performance||Integrated AMD graphics with 4.2 teraflops of performance|
|RAM||12GB GDDR5||8GB GDDR5|
|Storage||1TB HDD||1TB HDD|
|Optical Drive||4K HDR Blu-ray/DVD||Blu-ray/DVD|
Check out the comparative spec chart above, it’s not hard to see that PS4 Pro stand no chance of winning this category. The Xbox One X actually have a lot of everything.
Xbox And PS both consoles use a custom 8-core AMD CPU, but the Xbox One X’s processor is clocked 200MHz faster at 2.3GHz. In the GPU function, the Xbox One X has an even higher advantage. Microsoft’s recently-released console offers six teraflops of graphics performance. This is 1.4 times as much as the PS4 Pro.
The Xbox One X also offers 12GB of GDDR5 RAM. Microsoft says that 3GB of it is reserved for operating-system tasks, with the rest of the 9GB going towards games. This, alone, is more than the entirety of the PS4 Pro’s 8GB GDDR5 allotment.
Both consoles offer a 1TB hard drive and allow you to use external USB drives for additional storage. One good thing about the PS4 Pro offers is that it allows you to exchange the HDD out for an SSD or larger drive.
PS4 Pro comes with a Blu-ray player, only the Xbox One X has one that’s capable of playing 4K HDR media.
Finally, real-world performance is going to come down to how developers can leverage either console’s hardware, but on spec chart, the Xbox One X has much better overall specs.
Winner: Xbox One X
You will get the matte black finish on both consoles. Arguably the biggest difference between them is that the Xbox One X is significantly smaller at 11.8×9.5×2.4 inches (29.9×24.1×6 cm), which makes it Microsoft’s smallest console yet. In comparison, the PS4 Pro measures a much larger 12.8×11.6×2.1 inch (32.5×29.4×5.3 cm). Even after its smaller size, the Xbox One X is 1.2 pounds heavier than the PS4 Pro, weighing 8.4 pounds.
If you want to know about the ports, both consoles offer three USB 3.0 ports, SPDIF, and Ethernet connections. The PS4 Pro does have a port for its PlayStation Camera, but, whereas the Xbox One X features an extra HDMI-in and an IR-out.
Both of the consoles run very quietly, but the Xbox One X does run warmer and eats up more power. Xbox One X consuming over 170 watts during gameplay. In the same situation, temperatures rose past 61 degrees Celcius. PS4 Pro consume around 150 watts with temperatures hovering in the mid 40 degrees C during similar tests.
Winner: Xbox One X for its smaller size and its clean, minimalist design.
We counted all the games that scored 70 and above on Metacritic to see which console offered more engaging and fun games.
At this time so far, the PS4’s library comes ahead with 796 games. Its exclusives consist of important games like Persona 5, Uncharted 4, Bloodborne, and Horizon Zero Dawn.
The Xbox One’s library consists of 563 games that have scored a 70 and above. Its exclusives consist of important games like Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Ori and the Blind Forest, Cuphead, and Killer Instinct. Microsoft has also enabled backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games, too; some of which will get Xbox One X enhancements.
This category of games comes down to your personal choice, but when you look at the hard numbers comparing this generation’s games, Sony’s console, for now, comes out ahead of the race.
Winner: PS4 Pro
The user interface for PlayStation’s operating system is quite simple than Microsoft’s, the Xbox One’s UI has experienced numerous overhauls. Its latest dashboard, released last month, is it’s most responsive and without contest the best version so far.
There is a deep learning curve than the comparatively minimalistic PlayStation equivalent, but it offers more features like 4K video capture, Cortana voice support, and integrates Microsoft’s Mixer streaming app into the OS, which provides lower latency video streams than Twitch.
Xbox’s new dashboard comes with slightly more features, it is less intuitive than Sony’s solution. Whereas the PlayStation UI pushes a simpler design that puts a greater emphasis on your games, Microsoft’s UI is more cluttered and highlights news, deals, games, apps, and entertainment. The Xbox One operating system does allow you to simplify navigating by allowing to you pin your favorite apps and games to the home menu.
Microsoft and Sony’s UI both come with strengths and weaknesses, but at the end of the day, owners will mostly use their consoles to play games and stream movies/TV shows. Both systems support your standard array of popular video streaming apps that include Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video and more. Both work well and do what you want them to do, so we are calling this one draw.
Value and Features:
The Xbox One X comes with AA batteries for its included controller, whereas Sony bundles in a supplemental USB charging cable with its console. We favor Sony’s solution better here since it saves users the trouble of purchasing batteries, which comes at a cost. The PS4 Pro also includes a mono headset, on the other hand, Xbox One X does not.
You can stream 4K HDR videos on the PS4 Pro, Sony’s console doesn’t come with a physical 4K HDR Blu-ray player like the Xbox One X. Microsoft’s console does cost $100 more at $500, and this is not it PS4 Pro offers supports virtual reality through its PlayStation VR headset. Microsoft’s Xbox One X does not support VR for now.
With PS4’s the cheaper price tag, including more stuff, and VR support, we’re going to favor PS4 Pro in this category.
Winner: PS4 Pro
Both consoles have their strengths and weaknesses, The biggest advantage that the PS4 Pro offers is its big game library. On the other hand, Xbox One X has its own exclusives, will likely play third-party games well and the console comes with a 4K HDR Blu-ray player.
It is all comes down to your choice of what exclusives you prefer and what system your friends prefer to play and where you can team up. If you are a Halo fan you should go for Xbox and if you are an Uncharted fan you should buy PS4 or you should buy both, in the end, both consoles are great and come up with their own strengths.