See How Xbox One X Stacks Up Against VR Ready Graphics Cards In This Comparison

Microsoft’s E3 conference was a great showing for the publisher, with much of the spotlight turning to Xbox One X – the final name for Microsoft’s long-awaited Project Scorpio. Xbox One X promises true native 4K gaming – notoriously difficult, even for modern PCs – so how does it stack up against modern virtual reality (VR) ready graphics cards?

Both Nvidia and AMD offer a variety of VR-ready GPUs, powering the best-looking games available on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Take a look at the table below for a comparison between the power of Xbox One X’s System on Chip, and the most powerful PC graphics cards on the market.

GPU Memory Bandwidth (GB/s) Memory Size GPU Clock Speed (MHz)
Xbox One X System on Chip 326 12GB GDDR5 1172
Nvidia Titan Xp 547.7 12GB GDDR5X 1582
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti 484 11GB GDDR5X 1582
Nvidia GTX 1080 320 8GB GDDR5X 1607
Nvidia GTX 1070 256 8GB GDDR5 1506
Nvidia GTX 1060 192 3GB or 6GB GDDR5 1506
Nvidia Titan X 336.5 12GB GDDR5 1000
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti 336.5 6GB GDDR5 1000
Nvidia GTX 980 224 4GB GDDR5 1126
Nvidia GTX 970 224 4GB GDDR5 1050
AMD Radeon RX 580 256 8GB GDDR5 1257
AMD Radeon RX 480 224 4GB or 8GB GDDR5 1266
AMD Radeon R9 390 384 8GB GDDR5 1000
AMD Radeon R9 390X 384 8GB GDDR5 1050
AMD Radeon R9 Nano 512 4GB HBM 1000
AMD Radeon R9 Fury 512 4GB HBM 1000
AMD Radeon R8 Fury X 512 4GB HBM 1050
AMD Radeon R9 290 320 4GB GDDR5 947
AMD Radeon R9 290 X 352 8GB GDDR5 1000


As you can see, Xbox One X compares well against some of the most powerful graphics cards on the market. It has 12GB of GDDR5 memory – as much as the best VR ready cards available – and has very respectable Memory Bandwidth and GPU Clock Speeds.

Of course, all we want to know is if Microsoft have any plans for the Xbox One X to power VR head-mounted displays (HMDs).

For a more detailed looks at PC graphics card, take a look at our comparison guides for Nvidia and AMD GPUs.

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