Ever since the Xbox One X was announced, Microsoft said that the console would output at native 4K on a 4K display.
If a 1080p screen was connected to the console however, the device would supersample the visuals to 1080p resolution. 4K and 1080p displays aren’t the only ones on the market though, and a lot of gamers prefer 1440p monitors. We haven’t heard much about 1440p displays since the console was announced, so many figured that the Xbox One X would just display a 1080p supersampled image even though a 1440p display was connected. This would result in a less-than-optimal picture. Luckily, that isn’t the case.
I *knew* you were going to ask that, just ran out of space. On X, we will effectively output native over HDMI in this case at 1440p.
— Kevin Gammill (@CmdrDesslock) November 1, 2017
Today Kevin Gammill, the program manager for Microsoft’s Xbox Platform Partner Group, said that the console would output at 1440p if a 1440p monitor was detected. This is great news for those hoping to use a 1440p monitor with their consoles, as they don’t have to worry about the picture quality being upscaled from 1080p.
The Xbox One X launches on November 7, 2017 and is the most powerful console ever made. The device features 6 TFLOPS of processing power and 12 GB of GDDR5 RAM. In addition to that, the Xbox One X also contains a 4K Blu-ray player and offers a faster hard drive. For those looking to make the most of their console gaming experience—no matter if it’s the desire for higher resolutions or more stable frame rates—if Microsoft nails its goals, it could be the device for you.
The Xbox One X is currently available to preorder for $499 or equivalent depending on your region. The console is launching simultaneously worldwide so chances are you’ll be able to find it in your region soon.
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