Microsoft Xbox One X vs. Xbox One S Comparison, Which One Is Right For You?

The Xbox One X was just announced at E3 and the console is the smallest and most powerful on the market right now and the major selling point is that the Xbox One X can handle running games at 4K 60 FPS. Keeping that in mind it is priced at $499 which is a bit much for a console these days but is this something you would prefer over the Xbox One S?

Let’s take a look at the specifications. Both consoles have 8 core AMD CPUs but while the processor in the Xbox One S is clocked at 1.75 GHz the CPU in the Xbox One X is running at 2.3 GHz. This is not a minor improvement and the performance output gives you an idea of how this benefits the One X. The Xbox One X is also smaller and features vapor chamber cooling.

The Xbox One S has an AMD GPU that outputs 1.23 Teraflops of performance and the Xbox One X takes this all the way to 6 Teraflops. Again a massive improvement over the previous console. Both consoles have the same selection and kinds of ports so replacing your Xbox One S is not going to take long. The One X also has 12 GB of GDDR5 RAM instead of 8GB of DDR3.

Xbox One X

As of right now the Xbox One X only comes with 1 TB of storage, unlike the Xbox One S that starts at 500 GB and goes up to 2 TB. More storage options can be announced further down the line as increasing the storage of a console is not really an issue and users can add more storage on their own as well. It all comes down to whether or not the Xbox One X is for you.

The answer to that is yes, if you can afford to buy one and are interested in getting a 4K TV sometime in the future then this is something that I can recommend.

Microsoft has confirmed that even if you do not own a 4K TV the games running on Xbox One X will look better due to super sampling. Surely the real benefits of getting the console are for 4K but you can buy a 4K TV later on if you want.

Sarmad is our Senior Editor, and is also one of the more refined and cultured among us. He's 25, a finance major, and having the time of his life writing about videogames.