Xbox One X GPU Allows 4K Without Compromises, More RAM Allows Assets Loading Instantly – Path of Exile Dev

“More RAM helps us cache art assets so that they are instantly available if later needed.”

Posted By | On 23rd, Aug. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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The Xbox One X is a really powerful machine- the terms ‘beast’ and ‘the most powerful console ever made’ have repeatedly been used to describe it, after all. But the numbers and specs are just that, numbers and specs. Meaningless without larger context- so when we had the chance to talk to Chris Wilson, producer at Grinding Gear Games, currently working on Path of Exile (which itself is due out on Xbox One soon), we decided to ask him about what the extra hardware power may mean for games.

Speaking about the GPU, and what benefit it may spell for games and developers, Wilson said, “There are two types of benefits. The first is that games that ran at 1080p can now run at 4K without compromises. The second is that the additional graphics power can be used to make games look even better than they did before. This is something we’ll be looking at over time with Path of Exile – pushing the boundaries of the hardware.”

Truly, being able to run 4K games natively is a big benefit graphically, especially as we move towards a push for 4K. However, that’s not all, either- Wilson also discussed the higher RAM in the console, with 9GB out of 12GB available and usable for games (far more than the average gaming PC).

“More RAM helps us cache art assets so that they are instantly available if later needed,” he said. “This is important when players decide to visit areas they recently went to, or if they enter an area that contains art assets that are shared with another they have been to recently. The base Xbox One (and average gaming PC) has enough RAM for a few areas to remain in memory, but the 9GB available here pushes that by quite a lot.”

It is hard to disagree with him- and it is hard to disagree with the assertion that the Xbox One X is truly a wonderfully made system, with untapped power that could be hugely beneficial not just for how games look, but also how they play. We can only hope that games that tap its power release, and that they release soon.


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  • john

    Oh boy here we again. Hey I cant deny this system is great for what it is. No compromise that is an overstatement. Just wish this system can provide at least 1080p 60 to all games for console gamers but no its true 4k true 4k yet there is an underline its native 4k, sparse rendering, checkerboarding and Dynamic 4k im sorry but that is not true 4k makes no sense. True 4k is just native 4k nothing less nothing more…OH well

    • marc Berry

      No compromise only if the developers put the time in and if not then you get sparse rendering or checkerboarding, and by the way Dynamic 4k is native 4k right up to the point it drops down to a lower rez.

    • scott

      I read it as No compromises are needed to get any xbox one game from 1080/60 to 4k 60 on the x. Completely native 4k/60.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      That is true for the most part but it’s up to the devs how they choose to show off the power.

  • Jimmy DoneGood

    Im loving it how Xbox is back on top with the power game. Great news. As it should be.

    • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

      “Back on top” LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hilarious man thanks for the laugh captain delusional.

    • Fweds

      Why have you just reverted back to this user name Mrxrat ?

      You haven’t been using this multi in a while seems a little desperate.

    • Mr Xrat

      Still on top with the failure game too.

    • BassieB

      “on top with the power game”

      Is that your conclusion after seeing a game from 2013 run on it? xD

  • Doggystyle ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    “We can only hope that games that tap its power release, and that they release soon”.

    Houston, we have a problem.

    • Sp4ctr0

      PS4 Pro version of Rise of Tomb Raider look really bad – no dynamic hair, bad lighting, blurred textures. Xbox version show true power of 12 GB video memory 326 GB/s

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqZ9By31KU4

    • mwalker

      To the pros defense I believe Mark Cerny was on a three-month binge in Las Vegas when he designed it. But Hardware side I am liking Horizon zero Dawn on my Pro

    • Fweds

      Congratulations on your Fake Upvotes from Mrxrat.

    • Doggystyle ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I’m always thankful.

  • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

    “poopnies”, you come up with that all on your own or did mommy come down to the basement and help?

  • Mr Xrat

    https://media-mercury.cursecdn.com/attachments/6/312/path-of-exile-fall-of-oriath13.jpg

    Wow, no compromises. Is that ultra textures as well? Xbollox is truly a monster.

    • Triton

      In 1080p at youtube
      https://youtu.be/KQMxOxHDJPQ

    • Mr Xrat

      wow…that power…

      Thanks for the laugh, Xgimp, at least it isn’t a zoomed-in face in Tomb Raider.

  • Truthhurts24

    Happy to hear devs are liking the power of the 1X now it just needs to be fed more exclusives.

    • Smart guy

      Yep!

    • mwalker

      It is a well-known fact that third party games and cross-platform games sell way more than exclusives. I play more Battlefield 1 Destiny and OverWatch than I do Uncharted Horizon zero Dawn Gears of War 4 or Halo combined

    • Truthhurts24

      Thats true 3rd party support is a major factor for any console the exclusives are just added benefits.

  • Eliezer Barreto

    Speaking to developers on site, several aspects of the checkerboard technology came into focus. Up until now, we’ve seen it as a software post-process upscale, but in actual fact, it’s one of a number of new custom features backed into the PS4 Pro’s GPU and as such comes with zero cost to game developers.We also understand that while it is a hardware feature, game-makers do seem to have a certain level of control – which may perhaps explain why different games exhibit varying levels of artefacting.

    To its credit, Sony understands that a certain level of scepticism will persist here and to that end, several Sony developers on site told us that lead architect Mark Cerny will be going into the specifics of the custom hardware features in the next few weeks.Enticingly, we were also told that there was more to the GPU enhancements mentioned than just the checkerboard upscaler, so the details there should be fascinating.

  • Eliezer Barreto

    Interestingly enough on Xboxwire.com which is basically official Xbox blog, they actually made a post with a frequently asked questions and one of the question was about the true 4k resolution.

    So in that page it was actually explained that true 4k resolution may consist of native 4k resolution checkerboard / sparse rendering resolution or dynamic resolution scaling. Which is interesting statement because it means that they are pretty much doing the same thing as Sony does with the dynamic 4k.

    So, it’s going to be basically a war between dynamic 4k and true 4k resolution. Interestingly enough none of these companies is actually saying anything about native resolution because they cannot really promise a native resolution in every single game and that’s both for PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.

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    • Triton

      Even if some of those already released games uses checkerboarding/dynamic res it will run on the highest res possible all the time, which the PS4 Pro cant do.

      That and having much power left for 4K assets is the difference on the two consoles.

  • Aaron blanchard

    Sony sucks, Xbox rocks,
    Sony hums, Xbox not.
    Sony is gay, Xbox is straight,
    So Sony licks balls, And Xbox is great.
    When Xbox X meets consumers,
    The world will cry out “Hey Sony,
    YOUR STILL LOSERS!!

  • Fweds

    Yes I saw the news that the Xbox1X has wiped the floor of the PS Protato whole year sales in just a few Days.

    I also saw Mrxrat trying to make out the news doesn’t exist on a Nintendo topic, he even gave himself 5 Fake Upvotes on it just as he has done on every post here that says anything negative about the Xbox1X here.

    • Smart guy

      It’s pretty awesome for sure. Really looking forward to seeing more new things for the X1X as it gets closer to the release date.

  • Fweds

    He is Mrxrat.

  • Lorirwright

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  • Mr Xrat

    That’s less than 400,000 Pros, Mr Irony. Last year the PS4 Slim was in 9th and 32nd place. This year the slim Xbone isn’t even in the top 100. So much for that “comeback!”

    Keep waiting for those games. 🙂

    • zcar_driver

      Add one more to that my friend . Ordering mine this weekend

    • Mr Xrat

      Greenberg said they were sold out. Or is that another one of his lies? 🙂

      With your help it might stop the Xbollox dropping down the chart so much.

    • zcar_driver

      Oh its sold out on the Microsoft site I see. o-well. I just get the standard edition. that’s what I get for procrastinating.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      They are coming I different waves. Now the most recent wave will only be the standard editions. I got my Scorpio and can’t wait to put it front and center in my living room. It’s time to move the psprotato back behind my TV or in a hole in my wall so I don’t have to hear the jet engine inside it.

      I’m going to be pissed if the Xbox x is loud.lol
      That’s unacceptable and bad build quality.

    • D Spenc3

      U were born by daddy shooting his load in dog crap and mommy let the flies do the rest. Now that is bad build quality. U reject

    • Mr Xrat

      Nothing like artificial scarcity to drum up hype. I imagine you’ll pre-order a few more Xbolloxes.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      I already have my order in and I have plenty.

    • D Spenc3

      Damage Controlling XRAT. What a loser. Who works for someone and doesnt get paid. LOL XRAT does. What a scumbag lowlife.

    • Luke Skywalker

      they didn’t “manufacture” 100k units in 12 hours, don’t blatantly show your foolishness like that, man.

  • Ocelot forgot his meds

    It’s pretty obvious the X Is true 4k machine and the pro is a PROtato. The X downloads and runs 4k textures and assets an the pro doesn’t. Enough said.

  • Mr Xrat

    Pretty easy to work out. 1/5th of 7 million, then a third of that, then less than that number because Amazon isn’t the whole market. Nice, low goals for Xgimps, just like their standards!

  • marc Berry
    • Luke Skywalker

      Ahaha

  • Triton

    Greatness is finally here.

  • D Spenc3

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  • BassieB

    A game from 2013…..not really impressive is it? xD


 

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