Xbox One X Is More Comparable To A High End PC Than PS4 Pro, Says Microsoft Exec

“Well on some levels I think there’s aspects of even Xbox One S that I’d compare to the PS4 Pro…”

Posted By | On 28th, Aug. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


The Xbox One X is a hell of a machine- it is extremely powerful, and as far as upgrades to existing hardware go, it is far more convincing than Sony’s take on the concept with the PS4 Pro. And that is a point that Dave McCarthy, the Xbox General Manager, drove home in an interview with Official Xbox Magazine UK (Issue 155, October 2017).

“Well on some levels I think there’s aspects of even Xbox One S that I’d compare [to the PS4 Pro] in terms of HDR gaming, 4K video streaming capabilities, 4K Blu-ray support,” he said, noting that he feels as though the Xbox One S is a better analog to the PS4 Pro than the Xbox One X is.

“There are only two consoles in the world that support 4K Blu-ray, and they’re both Xbox Ones – Xbox One S and Xbox One X. I make more of a comparison [with Xbox One X] to what the higher end PCs are doing right now,” he added.

“There is a big difference with 40% more processing power, in terms of ensuring that consistent frame rate, including that frame buffer that’s going to get you all those 4K textures, ensuring the spatial audio is going to be at a premium for you. So it really is that top-end experience.”

While I definitely do agree with his assertion that the Xbox One X is a far bigger upgrade than the PS4 Pro is, I also think that both comparisons that he has made- the Xbox One S with the PS4 Pro, and the Xbox One X with a higher end PC- might not necessarily be the best or more accurate ones. That said, there is little doubt that the Xbox One X is a powerful machine- now we just have to see it in action and hope that developers bother.

Thanks, Sirusgaming.

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  • Smart guy

    Developers are already taking advantage of it. Boom!

  • Jose Arcadio Morales

    Mr sony rat died from 24/7 damage control lol

    • Mr Xrat

      That 30fps, bowl cut boy.

    • justerthought

      I would say claiming PS4 Pro is not a competitor is damage control. You obviously would not.

  • Ocelot forgot his meds

    I agree….Protato is not a 4k console like the X. It isn’t capable of downloading and running 4k textures and assets. It’s a lie, a ripoff.

    • MickaelSuarez

      “I agree….Protato is not a 4k console like the X. It isn’t capable of downloading and running 4k textures and assets. It’s a lie, a ripoff.”
      So we can easily assume that you won’t play any games using checkerboarding or dynamic resolution, and you have never touched a game using such technique, or with low res textures, clipping and so on ?

      Nevertheless, you are the one boasting about Halo 5…
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gQMulb6T2o&t=204s

    • THE4point2TFLOPweakness

      Yes indeed

    • justerthought

      The PS4 is not a native 4K console and does not claim to be. It offers impressive graphics at a low price with excellent games. That’s it, nothing more.

      You are viewing things in black or white, but there are shades of grey. If everything had to be native all the time, you wouldn’t be able to play mp3 music, you wouldn’t be able to watch Youtube or streamed videos and you wouldn’t be able to see jpg images on websites. Sometimes the lower quality is good enough because its hard to see the difference and it’s more efficient. Even speaking via telephone has the high and low frequencies trimmed off to reduce bandwidth, because most of the voice harmonics are in the mid tones, so it good enough. Do you refuse to speak over the phone because it’s not the native full frequency sound spectrum.

      True native 4K console gaming at 60fps on all games even complex open world games will arrive in 2-3 years time with the PS5. Right now hardly anyone has a 4K TV apart from early adopters so PS4 Pro is good enough and cost effective.

  • Mr Xrat

    Lying Xbox execs still trying that line? 30fps, medium textures and 2015 games barely looking better makes a mockery of 18 months of hype.

  • stopbeingafanboy
  • justerthought

    Hear we go again. MS trying to remove the competition by claiming PS4 Pro is not a competitor. Yes the XB1X is more powerful and yes we will see slight improvements, but the XB1X is as close to a PS4 Pro as it is to a high end PC. It sits right in the middle, both in terms of power and cost.

    MS should be showing us what they can do and the games they have. Not smacking the competitors kneecaps. Why mention PS4 Pro at all if it’s not a competitor. This is a sign of weakness and desperation. A fear that they cannot win a toe to toe fight that compares quality vs value for money.

    The XB1X is a great game console. Why trash the opposition who have a perfectly good product that compares favourably with high end PC considering the price. MS always resort to dirty tactics as we saw with the Tomb Raider ‘corrupt bribe to deny’ saga. They just cannot help themselves. MS capitalism.

    MS seem to be stoking up the flames by giving the fanboys bragging rights. I get the impression the XB1X would be doomed if MS was banned from mentioning the PS4 Pro in its promo propaganda.

  • Dougdec92

    Mmmmm? Challenge accepted, damn it has been boring with every month Sony has been winning, we wrapping up the year and Xbox one and xboxoneS have been floored by the og ps4, Ms whipped out the X, 2018 and Sony’s lineup will prove what has been shouted to the rooftops by the ps2….

  • Ocelot forgot his meds

    I agree….Protato is not a 4k console like the X. It isn’t capable of downloading and running 4k textures and assets. It’s a lie, a ripoff.


 

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