Gaming technology - XBox One S and One X
As you may know, XBox One S and One X come from the same big family - Microsoft. When we buy a new game console, we have certain expectations about how it’s going to improve how we play. We want better graphics, better processing capabilities, bigger and better-looking games. So what exactly are the technologies behind these two gaming consoles? Which one should be your best choice? Read this article and find out the answer!
What's in common?
The main similarities come in the form of ports, connectivity and media playback. Both consoles have three USB 3.0 connectors, one on the front and two at the rear. Also at the rear, the consoles have a pair of HDMI ports (2.0b out and 1.4b in), Ethernet, S/PDIF audio and an IR output.
Both consoles support 4K HDR content through the HDR 10 standard, and both have UHD Blu-ray disc drives. Dolby Atmos is present, as is Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. For home theatre enthusiasts, both consoles excel.
What're the differences?
Let's take a look at this table
Since the Xbox One X is part of the Xbox One family, the biggest differences between it and the current Xbox One models are mostly internal. Microsoft has made distinct architectural changes to its design. The graphics chip in the Xbox One X packs 40 compute units into a slightly slimmer footprint than the Xbox One S, which has only 12.
The Xbox One X comes with a full 12GB of GDDR5 memory as well, which will give developers a lot more leeway and really help the system handle 4K content. The 1TB internal hard drive in the One X is as much as 50 percent faster, which leads to better boot times and a reduction in loading screens over previous generations of the console.
In the case of the Xbox One S, it delivers UHD gaming that’s been upscaled from Full HD. The console is using ‘checkerboarding’ anti-aliasing technology to create pixels that gives the impression of a sharper, clearer image. The console also supports HDR gaming at any resolution.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) is the other major display technology that hardware manufacturers are using as a reason for consumers to upgrade, and the Xbox One X comes with full support. This allows the system to work with displays that support HDR to display a wider range of bright and dark lights, usually with the help of OLED or local dimming. Explosions look like real fire, and shadows have greater detail. It makes you feel much more "Alive" in the game!
To conclude, whether you should get XBox One S or One X depends on your personal preference. For home cinema enthusiasts who want to watch 4K video content and play a few games, the One S continues to be a great choice. For gaming lovers who want the absolute best technology, the One X will be the best choice as it offers performance competitors just can’t match.
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