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The Xbox One X will support native 1440p displays

The Xbox One X supports 1440p displays and FreeSync!

The Xbox One X will support native 1440p displays

The Xbox One X will support native 1440p displays

Unlike the PS4 Pro before Microsoft's Xbox One X console has been designed to support a wider range of display resolutions and variable refresh rate technology, not only supporting 1080p and 4K video outputs but also displays with native resolutions like 1440p.  

This is big news given the Xbox One X's previously announced support for Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) technologies, which allows the console to support FreeSync over HDMI, which is an interesting addition to the console. 

It has been confirmed that the Xbox One will support 1440p native resolution displays, with the console offering the same supersampling options as 1080p users of the Xbox One when using 4K games on the platform. These features place the Xbox One X ahead of the PS4 Pro when 4K displays are not being used, though at this time it is unknown exactly how well the console will make use of features like variable refresh, at least a launch.  

  

The Xbox One X will support native 1440p displays


Variable refresh support is huge for a console, as a locked 30 or 60FPS game will be expected to run at those framerates in a worst case scenario, which means that most of the time that higher framerates are possible, which will allow those with variable refresh displays to play at higher framerates under most situations without any issues and allow for small framerate dips without the user noticing any tearing or visual judder.

To put it simply this feature will be transformative for consoles, allowing games to not only be played at a locked 60 or 30FPS but at a variable framerate without any tearing or v-sync judder. This will allow games to not have their framerates limited and ensure that gamers experience the fastest response times, which is great news for console users. 

1440p support is something that only a minority of Xbox One users will be able to enjoy, though it does present an interesting opportunity for existing PC gamers with quad-HD displays. It will be interesting to see how well the Xbox One X works with 1440p FreeSync displays at launch.  

You can join the discussion on the Xbox One X's support for 1440p displays on the OC3D Forums

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02-11-2017, 13:30:48

NeverBackDown
For a console title a FPS game I would rather have 1080p variable refresh rates. But for a single player game I'd probably rather have a 1440p 30-60 FPS games rather than 4k 30Quote
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