Best Monitors for Xbox Series X (Review) in 2020

Reviewed by Oguz

Last updated at May 29th, 2020

Microsoft didn't start selling the new Xbox Series X gaming console yet, however they have released all the spec and the information about it and there are very interesting bits and pieces.

In this article, we will talk about everything about The new Xbox Series X's graphics and what it has to offer, and review some of the best gaming monitors for Xbox Series X.

And before we do that let's take a look at the specs of Xbox Series X released by the Microsoft gaming team.

Xbox Series X Graphics and Technical Specs

  • CPU: 8 Core Custom Zen 2 at 3.8 Ghz
  • GPU: 12 TFLOPs, 52 CUs at 1.825 RDNA 2 GPU
  • RAM: 16GB GDDR6
  • Storage: 1 TB Custom SSD
  • Expandable storage: 1 TB Expansion Card
  • Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive

One thing that is clear is that these numbers are impressive. Especially, If you look at the GPU Specs, you might notice that, It is better than the next generation PlayStation 5.

Sony claims that this It not a numbers game, however they seem to be under pressure by the gamers based on their critiques.

Xbox Series X Live Gameplay

Early in May 2020, Xbox team announced the first ever live gameplay for the next generation console which was streamed on YouTube.

It featured many anticipated games in addition to the interviews with the leads of the developer from these studios.

I would highly encourage you to watch the event to see how the future of gaming looks on the next generation gaming consoles.

Ultrawide Gaming on Xbox Series X

Based on the specs we are told so far, and the popularity of ultrawide monitors among gamers, leaves no doubt that the new Xbox Series will support Ultrawides with no issue.

However, there is still a question that needs to be answered. Will new games moving forward support ultrawide monitors with increased field of view.

Unfortunately, we aren't very clear on that as there are discussions going around in the gaming community whether ultrawide monitors bring uneven advantage to players. There have been some game developers talk openly against wide field of view support.

Lowest Latency Ever: Controller to Monitor

Microsoft is putting a lot of emphasis on lowering the latency in every aspect of the gaming experience and they have the technology to back it up.

It starts with the new Xbox controller, that captures the button presses at as fast as 2ms, and sends to the console via high bandwidth Xbox Wireless Protocol.

Within the console, Microsoft applies a new technology called Dynamic Latency Input (DLI). This technology let's games receive the input from the gamer instantaneously.

Xbox Series X Refresh Rate

Gamers are doing everything to increase the refresh rate on their PC games, and that is definitely something that Xbox series X team wants to improve.

Microsoft introduced it's previous generation gaming console, Xbox One in 2013 and It has received two major updates since then. These are Xbox one S, released in 2016 and Xbox One X which was released in 2017.

Event the very first version of Xbox One actually supported 4K resolution with HDMI 1.4 port, however there was a catch.

The catch is the refresh rate, Xbox One supports 4K but up to 30Hz refresh rate. Xbox One X added HDMI 2.0 port and is capable of 4K resolution at 60Hz refresh rate.

The new generation Xbox console doubles that and supports 4K resolution up to 120Hz refresh rate with the new HDMI 2.1 port.

Series X Resolution: 4K, 5K and 8K

Based on the research we have done, Xbox teams haven't mentioned 8K support so far in any of these press releases or their website.

However, the specs they have released, which mentions 4K resolution with up to 120Hz refresh rate, means that the new gaming console can technically support 8K resolution.

Of course this support also depends on the game developers increasing the resolution of their games, so not every game might support this resolution initially, but eventually this could be a standard.

HDR Compatibility with Xbox Series X

One other interesting thing about the new Xbox console is It's HDR support for new and previously released games.

HDR, short for High Dynamic Range, improves the gaming experience by increasing the range of luminosity of the frames which results in more realistic imagery.

In a very recently released post on Microsoft blog, Jason Ronald, from the Xbox Advanced Technology Group, explains that they are working on a technology which will enable them to increase the refresh rate of the previously released games from 30fps to 60fps without impacting the performance.

They are also working on a similar technique to add HDR support for the previously released titles which would vastly effect the whole gaming experience.

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