Microsoft loves to tout their long list of Xbox One X enhanced games, but are the improvements really that impressive? Or would most Xbox One X enhanced games still look better on a high-end PC? Now that the Xbox One X is finally out in the wild, we’re free to compare, and it turns out the Xbox One X is surprisingly competitive.
For instance, YouTuber Dee Batch has posted a 4K video comparison of Star Wars Battlefront II (which is available to EA Origin/Access subscribers starting today) running on Xbox One X and with ultra settings on a high-end PC. See if you can spot a difference one way or the other.
While I’ll admit I’m not the biggest tech head, there appears to be no significant difference in visual quality between the Xbox One X and PC. Perhaps the shadows on the PC are a bit higher quality, but, on the flip side, the Xbox One X version actually appears to run a bit better – the fiery forest scene starting at around 5:30 seems to suffer from a bit of stutter on the PC. For the record, here’s the fairly beastly rig Dee Batch was running the game on:
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor
- Memory: 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
- Video Card: XFX Radeon RX VEGA 64 8GB Video Card
- Operating System: Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit
ResetEra poster Digitalrelic did a rough breakdown of Dee Batch’s machine, and figured it cost at least $1400 to put together. So, in other words, the $500 Xbox One X is able to compete quite respectably with a $1400 top-of-the-line PC. I’m sure folks with sharper eyes than mine will find some minor advantages on the PC, but are they worth shelling out an extra $900 for? I suppose that’s up to you.
Star Wars Battlefront II storms onto PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on November 17. You can pick up an Xbox One X right now.