The next mid-shift in console gaming is here…mostly anyway. Gamers have plenty of choices with the new consoles and now you may be asking yourself, “Which one will work best for me?”
With Sony’s PS4 Pro, the Nintendo Switch, and now the Xbox One X coming this November, you can play games at the highest graphics possible on your console of choice. The premium Xbox One X will compete with the PS4 Pro and Nintendo Switch for your gaming bucks, but how do the three major consoles stack up against each other?
Here’s a rundown of these three awesome video gaming machines…and here….we…go…
Microsoft has delivered on its promise with the Xbox One X. The new machine will be the most powerful console available when it’s released this fall. The Xbox One X outperforms the PS4 Pro and Nintendo Switch with its CPU.
Each of the consoles is built around an octa-core processor, but the clock speeds of the three machines are very different. The Xbox One X is clocked at 2.3GHz, with the PS4 Pro processor speed being 2.1GHz. The Nintendo Switch processor clocks in at 1.02GHz.
The Xbox One X has the most powerful GPU setup of the three consoles. The new Microsoft console is a whopping 6 tflop’s, and significantly more than the 4.2 tflop of the existing PS4 Pro. The Nintendo Switch delivers 1.31 tflop.
The Xbox One has 12GB of RAM at 326GB/s. The PS4 Pro features 8GB at 218GB/s, while the Nintendo Switch has just 4GB at 25.6GB/s.
The Xbox One X and PS4 Pro deliver 1TB of storage. The Nintendo Switch went with a flash system with cartridges and has 32GB of storage.
The Xbox One X includes a 4K Blu-ray drive, where the PS4 Pro has a standard Blu-ray drive. So if you have some 4K movies at home that you are wanting to watch on your fancy new TV, the Xbox One X would be a smart choice.
Nintendo decided not to include a disk drive at all and went with cartridge-based gaming for the Nintendo Switch. You can still stream other media, which to be fair is what most people are doing nowadays.
4K Gaming support
The Nintendo Switch cannot deliver 4K gaming, it just wasn’t built for that purpose. The Xbox One X will be able to provide true 4K gaming, with the PS4 Pro reaching near 4K gaming using its upscaling software.
Both the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro deliver full HDR support. The Nintendo Switch doesn’t have this feature.
Sony is the only one of these three manufacturers to currently provide virtual reality support. The PlayStation VR headset announced new titles at the E3 trade show.
The Xbox One X has the technologically capable of delivering virtual reality, but no official word on this feature has been given by Microsoft. The Nintendo Switch does not offer any VR support.
The Nintendo Switch is console-king when it comes to portable gaming. You can take the Switch wherever you want to go and yet, the living-room functionality is fun for the entire family. The Xbox One X and PS4 Pro don’t offer portable gameplay or support, so in this category, Nintendo Switch for the win.
The Xbox One X is launching with a price tag at $499, which makes it $100 more than the PS4 Pro, and $200 more than the Nintendo Switch (basic-edition). For Microsoft, it has to convince players that the Xbox One X is worth the extra money for its 4K features and power.
If you look at the specs above you can find which system will work better for you. One thing for sure, it couldn’t be a better time to be a gamer. I know for me personally, we’ll have all three come November because each of them offers different playstyles. Plus, I’m incredibly spoiled…just saying.