xbox one x vs xbox one s
With the newly announced Xbox One X, Microsoft now offers two editions of its gaming console. Although they are similar in many respects, Xbox One S ($199) and Xbox One X ($499) show very different performance levels.
While the first one offers higher value for money, especially with new discounts, the latter offers much better performance, considering it is the most powerful gaming console in the world.
But with a price difference of almost $300, here’s my opinion of which console you should wear and why.
To start, the two consoles come with eight special x86 cores, even though their S clock is at 1.75 GHz while the X runs it at the superior clock speed of 2.3 GHz. As far as RAM is concerned, X has 12GB of RAM, 50% more than 8GB of its predecessor.
Apart from the changes under the hood, the Xbox One X is slightly smaller than the S, but also offers a heat disposal and a better cooling system. Obviously, Xbox One X wins easily in terms of performance.
Xbox One x vs Xbox One S
But are you really able to take advantage of this superior raw performance? The fact is that while most of the games for the Xbox One S are currently running at 900p, they will come with updates to support content up to 1080p. On the other hand, playing the same game on Xbox One X will make the game in 4K and play it 1080p, resulting in a slightly better quality.
Although honestly, on a standard 1080p display, although the difference is noticeable, it does not justify the $300 price leap. On the other hand, if you have a 4K display, the situation will be different. The One S, thanks to the ‘ checkered anti-aliasing technology ‘, enhances the video from Full HD to UHD. On the other hand, Xbox One X makes the game with native 4K, providing true 4K quality.
Besides playing the game, Xbox One itself is advertised as a home entertainment unit. The promise of 4K comes also here, with One S. Continuously improving its content while One X delivers the quality that matches its core. That being said, both consoles come with support for HDR technology.
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In the end, the fact is that everything comes down to your look and desire. Microsoft himself stated that he expects Xbox One S to sell much more than the Xbox One X, further stating that One X is not for everyone. Although the Xbox One X does offer better quality, than the Xbox One S at 1080p. it does not justify the price tag.
If you have a Full HD screen and plan on continuing to use it for several years, the Xbox One S seems to be a better choice for you.
On the other hand, if you already have a 4K display, or plan to make a leap right away. Xbox One X is a better choice for you. It delivers true 4K performance, and games run phenomenal in the world’s most powerful consoles.
Weight & Size:
Xbox One-> 13.1 x 10.8 x 3.1 in and 3.5 Kg (7.8 lbs)
Xbox One S-> 11.6 x 9.0 x 2.5 in and 2.9 Kg (6.4 lbs)
Xbox One X-> 11.8 x 9.4 x 2.4 in and 3.8 Kg (8.4 lbs)
Xbox One-> 3x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI 1.4, 1x Kinect, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Ethernet
Xbox One S-> 3x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI 2.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n/AC Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, Built-in IR Blaster
Xbox One X-> 3x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI 2.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n/AC Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, Built-in IR Blaster
Xbox One-> CPU: 1.75 GHz 8-Core AMD Jaguar, GPU: 1.31 TFLOP AMD Radeon, 8GB DDR3 RAM
Xbox One S-> CPU: 1.75 GHz 8-Core AMD Jaguar, GPU: 1.4 TFLOP AMD Radeon, 8GB DDR3. Supporting 4K (Upscaling-Movie/Streaming only) & In-Game HDR (High Dynamic Range)
Xbox One X-> CPU: Eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3 GHz, Integrated AMD graphics with 6 TFLOPS, 12GB DDR3. Native 4K