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While Nintendo has always marched to the beat of its own drum, PlayStation and Xbox seem to always go head-to-head in the console wars, pitting powerful machines against one another in fight for dominance in the family room. Now sporting 4K graphics and other bells and whistles, Xbox One X is challenging Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro -- and so which one is the better overall console? If you want to have a say in what gadgets we review or our upcoming topics, be sure to check out our Interactive Suggestion Tool at WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Written by Marc Saltzman

While Nintendo has always marched to the beat of its own drum,
PlayStation and Xbox seem to always go head-to-head in the console
wars, pitting powerful machines against one another in fight for
dominance in the family room. Now sporting 4K graphics and other bells
and whistles, Xbox One X is challenging Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro --
and so which one is the better overall console?

Hey everyone, welcome to Gear Up, the WatchMojo series that looks at
the latest in gadgets, gear and games. I’m Marc Saltzman, and in this
video, we’re going to pit Xbox One X against PS4 Pro. Let’s compare
the two and see which 4K HDR console reigns supreme. This ain’t gonna
be pretty, but let’s look at a few criteria.


The first category? Power.

Xbox One X and PS4 Pro have very similar processors. They’re both
powered by an 8-core AMD processor, but at least on paper, the Xbox
One squeezes slightly ahead at 2.3 GHz instead of PS4 Pro’s 2.13 GHz
CPU, which is an improved version of the original PS4 chip with
boosted clock speed. Actually, with a recent update, PS4 Pro’s “Boost
mode” amps up the performance of all PS4 games to varying degrees –
with some titles by almost 40 percent.

So, for the most part, it’s a virtual tie between Xbox One X and PS4
Pro, when it comes to processor. The second criteria, on graphics, is
where Xbox One pulls ahead.

So, number 2: Graphics

The PS4 Pro’s graphics processing power is measured by more than 4
Teraflops – which means 4 trillion floating point operations, per
second – but Xbox One X has 6 teraflops of graphical horsepower. As
for the bandwidth of that GPU, PS4 Pro measures in at 218 gigabits per
second, behind Xbox One X’s 326 gigs per second. PS4 Pro is also
behind in system memory at 8 gigabytes of GDDR5 RAM compared to 12
gigabytes inside Xbox One X.

In plain English, Xbox One X is looking to run 4K content at a fluid
60 frames per second, while PS4 Pro has some 4K games at 30 frames.

The winner? Xbox One X.

Number 3: Storage.

Both Xbox One X and PS4 Pro have a 1-terabyte drive – not really a lot
when you’re talking about downloaded games, especially in 4K – but at
least both let you add an external hard drive.

So, on storage, it’s a tie.

Number 4: Blu-ray player.

Here, Xbox One X wins. If you buy or collect 4K Blu-ray discs, Xbox
One X supports them, along with Dolby Atmos support. PS4 Pro only
supports high-definition Blu-ray Discs.

This might not matter to you if you don’t own a 4K TV, but for those
who do, Xbox One X wins here. That said, PS4 Pro supports 4K
streaming, as does Xbox One X.

But both consoles support the HDR 10 standard for better contrast,
brightness and colour.

Number 5: Size.

While it’s dubbed the “world’s most powerful console,” and more
powerful than the PS4 Pro, yes, Xbox One X is surprisingly a lot
smaller. Seeing the two side-by-side, you’ll notice PS4 Pro is wider
and longer than Xbox One X, though Microsoft’s box is a little taller
and one pound heavier.

Look, this isn’t going to make a break a console, but Xbox One does
win out here.

Number 6: Price

PS4 Pro clocks in at $399, compared to Xbox One X at $499. Yes, it’s
officially the world's most powerful console – for true 4K gaming –
but it is $100 more. So, the PS4 Pro wins in the price department.

Number 7: Games and Extras

Now this is the hardest one to compare because it boils down to
personal tastes, a subjective opinion. Both consoles support hundreds
of games and most titles from big third-party publishers are available
on both consoles – from the likes of EA, Activision, Ubisoft,
Bethesda, Konami, Square Enix, 2K, and so on. But each has some
stellar exclusive franchises, too. On one hand, Xbox has Halo, Forza
Motorsport, Gears of War, and Cuphead. On the flipside, PlayStation
has Uncharted, Gran Turismo, The Last Guardian, and Horizon: Zero
Dawn, to name a few. While WatchMojo fans will likely have their own
opinion to share in the Comments section on this – and I encourage you
to leave them – I’m gonna have to call this a draw on comparing the
quality and number of games between the two consoles.

As for extras…

Xbox One X is backward compatible – supporting more than 300 Xbox 360
discs and downloads.

The PS4 and PS4 Pro does not offer backwards compatibility, but there
is the PlayStation Now service to play older PS3 games and PS4 titles,
for a price.

So Microsoft wins here. But – there’s always a “but” isn’t there? –
PS4 Pro supports virtual reality, through the PlayStation VR headset.
Xbox One X does not support VR.

Both Xbox One X and PS4 Pro support multiple on-demand streaming services.

And both have stellar multiplayer networks. With Xbox One X, there’s
also Xbox Play Anywhere titles, which you could play on Windows 10
devices. And there’s three USB 3.0 ports -- one in the front and two
in the back – and PS4 Pro has 3, as well, but two in the front and one
in the back.

Again, for this section on “extras,” it’s a tie.

==

As for the overall winner in this shoot-out? Xbox One X versus the PS4
Pro? You can see they both offer benefits over the other. Xbox One X
has more power and better graphics than PS4 Pro, plus there’s 4K
Blu-ray disc support, backward compatibility, and Play Anywhere
support on some of its games.

PS4 Pro, on the other hand, which also has some kickass games –
including many exclusives – has Boost mode for greater performance,
support for VR gaming, and it’s $100 less.

So, it’s really a tie here. But, if you have an Ultra HD TV and want
true native 4K games, fast and fluid gameplay, and with Dolby Atmos
support, Xbox One X more than delivers the goods.

Hey, thanks for watching Gear Up; I'm Marc Saltzman. Let us know in
the comments section what tech products you’d like us to review going
forward on WatchMojo. And for more tech-tastic lists, be sure to
subscribe to WatchMojo.com. Ciao for now.
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