Right now there is this kind of competition going between PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X because both consoles were created with 4k visuals whether it’s checkerboard or Native 4k. The actual image quality is actually much better than regular PS4 and Xbox One consoles. Because these consoles run the games in 1080p, some games in 900p whereas, the PlayStation 4 Pro for that matter right now running the games in dynamic 4k.
There are some games that are native 4k on PlayStation 4 Pro but then again you got some games even running still in 1080p with just enhanced visuals.
Should we really care about 4k?
Does it really make such a difference especially when you start comparing Xbox One X to PlayStation 4 Pro? Because there is a lot of people comparing checkerboard at 1800p to native 4k on Xbox One X and at the same time other group of people are saying Xbox One X is just like PlayStation 4 Pro because it’s using checkerboard rendering.
Face the Facts
The 4k resolution whether that’s up-scaled using checkerboard rendering or native 4k. There is a difference although the difference is not really that great specially, when we are talking about checkerboarded 2160p, there is a difference because people any kind of resolution into the checkerboard. Even PlayStation 4 Pro has two types of checkerboarding because you can checkerboard the game to 1800p and then it’s being upscale to 4k. But you can also checkerboard the game directly to 2160p so, there’s no additional up-scaling necessary.
Some people are trying to prove that Xbox One X is not capable of native 4k and it’s not really a true 4k console as Microsoft actually claims and then another group of people is actually trying to do everything to prove that it is a true 4k console, although Xbox One X is a true 4k console.