Microsoft Confirms Xbox One X Offers Native Support For 1440p Displays
There are more resolution options for the upcoming Xbox One X gaming console than many expected. We all knew that the Xbox One X, hailed as the most powerful game console ever, would work with 1080p TVs, 4K TVs and monitors, but many gamers don’t want either of those resolutions. What some gamers want is support for 1440p, which is WHQ or 2560x1440 resolution.
While we haven't heard much on support for this resolution, the game console will support that resolution and do so natively. Some feared when they connect their 1440p monitors, they would be met with screen images that were simply 1080p supersampled to work on the higher resolution screen. Those fears have been squashed by Kevin Gammill, the program manager for the Xbox Platform Partner Group.
Gammill has stated that the console would output 1440p native resolution when a supported monitor is connected. This means image quality will be much better because content won’t simply be upscaled to 1080p resolution.
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
The Xbox One X is certainly not going to be a budget console thanks to its MSRP of $499. For the money you get some impressive hardware inside with 6TFLOPS of processing power and 12GB of GDDR5 RAM. The console will be usable as a 4K Blu-ray player and has a speedy hard drive inside with 1TB of storage. The console is up for pre-order right now and will launch on November 7.