The Xbox One X will be Microsoft’s most powerful Xbox console to date, with the ability to output games at native 4K when connected to a 4K display, which we guess is a pretty obvious thing to do. However the question is what if the gamer does not own a 4K display? What if they own something a little lower?
The good news is that if you’re using a 1440p display, then note that the Xbox One X will support the resolution as well. Prior to this, it was assumed that the Xbox One X would treat 1440p displays the same ways 1080p displays, which is that it will supersample the graphs to a 1080p resolution, which means that gamers would get 1080p resolution graphics displayed on a monitor designed to support higher resolutions, something that is clearly less than ideal.
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
However like we said, that is not the case because according to Kevin Gammill, the program manager for Microsoft’s Xbox Platform Partner Group, the Xbox One X would output 1440p graphics to a 1440p connected display. While 4K displays are clearly the standard of the future, such displays are still relatively pricey, which means that gamers on a budget have to shop for 1080p displays, or 1440p displays which are probably the next best thing.
That being said, the Xbox One X is currently scheduled for a release on the 7th of November, 2017, where Microsoft is touting that demand for the console is apparently “super high”.