With the latest generation of consoles what we have learned is console gamers now have access to high end graphics without the big price tags of a PC. However the most important detail is even with the new consoles, current developers must make games compatible with all platforms of Xbox one and PS4. Meaning you would only need to upgrade if you wanted to enjoy your games at high resolution with a 4k TV. With most people still owning 1080p upgrading to the latest wouldn’t make much sense
Since developers are having to cover all platforms this actually extends the lifespan of both the Xbox One and PS4. This is a good thing if you already own either console or even if you are in the process of buying. Just now you have options on how much you are willing to spend for your gaming needs.
These prices will vary with different bundles and internal memory.
- Xbox one – $200
- Xbox one S – $250
- Xbox one X – $500 when released on Nov 7th
- PS4 – $250
- PS4 pro – $400
With that in mind will you make the choice to upgrade for a better experience?
Here are some tech specs for the latest consoles.
|Console||Xbox One S||PS4 Pro||Xbox One X|
|Optical drive||4K UHD Blu-ray||Blu-ray||4K UHD Blu-ray|
|Memory||8GB DDR3 / 32MB ESRAM||8GB GDDR5||12GB GDDR5|
|Memory bandwidth||64 GB/s (DDR3) / 219 GB/s (ESRAM)||218 GB/s||326 GB/s|
|CPU||eight Jaguar cores
|eight Jaguar cores
|GPU||12 CUs (914MHz)||36 CUs (911Mhz)||40 CUs (1,172Mhz)|