By 2 November 2017 | Categories: news


For those anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Xbox One X, Microsoft has been touting the new console's 4K capabilities, going so far as to note that it will deliver true 4K gaming. Interestingly though, those high quality visuals are not the only aspect worth noticing, with Microsoft's Kevin Gammill confirming that the Xbox One X will support 1440p (1440x2560) monitors natively.

As pointed out by The Verge, 1440p is often the go-to resolution for manufacturers making gaming monitors, with frame rate being the main reason for them doing so. It is important to mention though, that many game developers will likely be prioritising 4K over 1440p when creating games to play on the Xbox One X.

That said, it does afford those console gamers who opt for a monitor over a TV a nice option to choose from. It also gives the Xbox One X a slight advantage over the PS4 Pro, which supports either 1080p or 4K. The result is that gamers who plug in their PS4 Pro into a 1440p monitor, will have the native output at 1080p, then scaled up to 4K, which is less than ideal.

With the margins quite fine these days in the Xbox vs. PlayStation debate, this latest bit of news might be noteworthy for seasoned console gamers to be aware of.


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