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).
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