Report: Xbox One X Performance Benchmarked

Report: Xbox One X Performance Benchmarked

A detailed report from Digital Foundry has been released, benchmarking a number of games running on the Xbox One X – Microsoft’s latest hardware variant.

While the hardware specs are certainly leagues above other consoles on the market, it appears difficult for some games to run at native 4K at 60 FPS. As GameSpot points out, it’s likely we’ll see dynamic resolution and checkerboarding used to achieve higher resolutions – techniques both used by the PlayStation 4 Pro.

One detail needs to be kept in mind with these tests; they were conducted with ports of standard Xbox One games. That means no additional optimisations were made to get them running on the Xbox One X.

All images from Digital Foundry, via GameSpot.

Digital Foundry and GameSpot have both speculated what these games could be.

  • Title A: ReCore
  • Title B: Forza 7
  • Title C: Gears of War 4
  • Title G: Halo Wars 2
  • Title H: Star Wars Battlefront

Here’s a more detailed break-down of some of the games above. The “GPU Load” entry gives a good indication of how much more power the console has to spare.

Title B: Forza 7

Title C: Gears of War 4

Title H: Star Wars Battlefront

The below chart gives a run-down on performance of Xbox One (blue) versus Xbox One X (red) at target resolutions.

You can read the full report in-depth here, or in the video below.



 

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Comments Comments (21)

 
Posted by kniteowl
On Thursday 6 Jul 2017 2:26 PM
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I Lol'ed at Star Wars Battlefronts terrible optimisation for 4k... poor EA can't catch a break!
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Thursday 6 Jul 2017 2:52 PM
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See not that impressive. It runs the question is 4k worth it compared to lowering or only a small boost to the frame rate? Depends on the individual I guess what they want. But thought the results would be better considering its just checkerboarding the 4k or going dynamic.
But as they said we need to wait and see what games do when they optimize for it. Has there been any mention of Microsoft asking Devs to add a Pro or similar mode or told consumers all games shifted now will come with the option? How do we know if a game is optimized for the One X?
And whats up with Battlefront in that last graph? lol damn.
 
 
 
Posted by AdamC
On Thursday 6 Jul 2017 3:11 PM
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Ultra, 60fps 1080p would be a good goal before moving up to 4K.
 
 
 
Posted by drunk_monk
On Thursday 6 Jul 2017 3:30 PM
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6 July 2017, 02:52 PM Reply to SpawnSeekSlay
See not that impressive. It runs the question is 4k worth it compared to lowering or only a small boost to the frame rate? Depends on the individual I guess what they want. But thought the results would be better considering its just checkerboarding the 4k or going dynamic.
But as they said we need to wait and see what games do when they optimize for it. Has there been any mention of Microsoft asking Devs to add a Pro or similar mode or told consumers all games shifted now will come with the option? How do we know if a game is optimized for the One X?
And whats up with Battlefront in that last graph? lol damn.
There are other benefits such as load times, data transfer times, etc, as well as the physical hardware benefits.

But realistically I'll be surprised if there is a need for a XboneX any time soon unless you have the spare money. I wont be shocled in the fititr if a game runs like dog sh*t on the old XBox and the upgrade is forced like the New 3DS.
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Thursday 6 Jul 2017 8:28 PM
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6 July 2017, 03:11 PM Reply to AdamC
Ultra, 60fps 1080p would be a good goal before moving up to 4K.
That makes the most sense for consoles, and its easily achievable, not sure why 4k is the main goal here for console.
Its a shame we dont have the customizing ability PC has to switch up fps and resolution to suit our tv , game or what we prefer.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Thursday 6 Jul 2017 11:05 PM
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6 July 2017, 02:26 PM Reply to kniteowl
I Lol'ed at Star Wars Battlefronts terrible optimisation for 4k... poor EA can't catch a break!
and their engine is amazing for optimization,.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Thursday 6 Jul 2017 11:06 PM
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The people : give us 1080p 60 fps
Console Companies: 4K 4K 4K 4K!!!
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Thursday 6 Jul 2017 11:11 PM
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What settings are they "4k" at, low-medium? and 30 fps...

it's sad that 30 fps is still a norm for consoles.
how many people actually care about resolution over frames? not the majority.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Thursday 6 Jul 2017 11:12 PM
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6 July 2017, 11:06 PM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
The people : give us 1080p 60 fps
Console Companies: 4K 4K 4K 4K!!!
Edit* Microsoft and Sony, Nintendo is over there doing their own thing.
 
 
 
Posted by SinuousPanic
On Friday 7 Jul 2017 5:04 AM
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6 July 2017, 11:11 PM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
What settings are they "4k" at, low-medium? and 30 fps...

it's sad that 30 fps is still a norm for consoles.
how many people actually care about resolution over frames? not the majority.
Games actually only need to run at 30fps to avoid discomfort in the human eye. 60fps might add some value at the top end but isn't actually important. The difference between 720p and 2160p is quite noticeable though.
 
 
 
Posted by sassydot
On Friday 7 Jul 2017 9:35 AM
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6 July 2017, 03:30 PM Reply to drunk_monk
There are other benefits such as load times, data transfer times, etc, as well as the physical hardware benefits.

But realistically I'll be surprised if there is a need for a XboneX any time soon unless you have the spare money. I wont be shocled in the fititr if a game runs like dog sh*t on the old XBox and the upgrade is forced like the New 3DS.
Agreed. I don't see the need for one. However from the sounds of it we'll end up with one on a 4k tv running right beside a regular xbox one on a cheap-ass Soniq tv lol, so will be some interesting side-by-side comparisons for sure!

I only see the benefit of potentially reduced load times, but I'll just continue to text or check the interwebs for 10 seconds during load screens, rather than forking out $750 :O Oh, maybe for 4k movies as well; starting to gather a few of those in the collection now.
 
 
 
Posted by guido
On Friday 7 Jul 2017 10:09 AM
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Pretty good that a bunch of quick and dirty ports that are far from fully optimised are mostly running in 4k as well as they did in 1080p, sometimes better and with optimisation there will be plenty of overhead for more frames or enhancing the graphics.

Personally though I don't care much about resolution and although 60 frames is great 30 is fine for my prefered mix of story based, single player experiences. I'm more interested in HDR, great lighting and rain, shadows, flowing water, reflections, volumetric clouds, god rays, fog etc basically an atmosphere full of particles :-) I'd take all that and more at 60 frames long before I'd worry about 4k.
 
 
 
Posted by Bank
On Friday 7 Jul 2017 10:21 AM
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6 July 2017, 11:06 PM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
The people : give us 1080p 60 fps
Console Companies: 4K 4K 4K 4K!!!
Strong comment <3
 
 
 
SonOfSega
Posted by SonOfSega
On Friday 7 Jul 2017 2:01 PM
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Wouldn't worry about Battlefront 1 EA have made great improvements to the game engine with Battlefield 1 on XB1

Dynamic Resolution scaling for Battlefront 2 on X1X will be in full effect and will hands down be the best console version. The Game is demanding, getting near 4K and 60FPS is no joke.

Destiny 2 is my big concern, 30FPS is a mandate for all consoles then it should be Native 4K with 4K assets on X1X no ifs, no buts.
 
 
 
SonOfSega
Posted by SonOfSega
On Friday 7 Jul 2017 2:30 PM
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6 July 2017, 11:11 PM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
What settings are they "4k" at, low-medium? and 30 fps...

it's sad that 30 fps is still a norm for consoles.
how many people actually care about resolution over frames? not the majority.
I understand the push for 4K and HDR the XB1S is performing extremely well for me and it's only entry level the 1X is going to produce an experience only very few people have seen in terms of 4K and wider colour gamat HDR

If the 1X had a 1080p 60 fps mode as well,, tables would be thrown!

There a chance some devs might include an option. MS are letting Devs choose how their game is done. An option would be a big selling point above other games without.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Friday 7 Jul 2017 6:41 PM
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7 July 2017, 02:30 PM Reply to SonOfSega
I understand the push for 4K and HDR the XB1S is performing extremely well for me and it's only entry level the 1X is going to produce an experience only very few people have seen in terms of 4K and wider colour gamat HDR

If the 1X had a 1080p 60 fps mode as well,, tables would be thrown!

There a chance some devs might include an option. MS are letting Devs choose how their game is done. An option would be a big selling point above other games without.
it would be cool if that were the case, but i doubt it will work that well. i mean if you cared about options that much you would have gone pc gaming long ago.
 
 
 
Posted by Nick2016NZ
On Saturday 8 Jul 2017 2:36 PM
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I see most of you idiots didn't bother to actually read the Digital Foundry article. And this moronic website having a typical clickbait article and using Gamespot as a source lmfao. Pathetic.
 
 
 
Posted by fifamessi
On Saturday 8 Jul 2017 6:20 PM
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8 July 2017, 02:36 PM Reply to Nick2016NZ
I see most of you idiots didn't bother to actually read the Digital Foundry article. And this moronic website having a typical clickbait article and using Gamespot as a source lmfao. Pathetic.
Are you alright?
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Sunday 9 Jul 2017 6:51 AM
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8 July 2017, 06:20 PM Reply to fifamessi
Are you alright?
it's what those on the internet call "fanboy" or "corporate slave" i think?
 
 
 
fauzman
Posted by fauzman
On Sunday 9 Jul 2017 8:53 AM
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I don't get it. Looking at thr target resolution graph shows that X1 outperforms x1x atbsome resolutions. Why is that? I didnt see that mentioned in the report.
 
 
 
Posted by ModifiedSoul
On Sunday 9 Jul 2017 9:49 AM
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9 July 2017, 08:53 AM Reply to fauzman
I don't get it. Looking at thr target resolution graph shows that X1 outperforms x1x atbsome resolutions. Why is that? I didnt see that mentioned in the report.
they tested XB1 games with XB1X hardware, no optimisation made for the hardware