We got our first look at Xbox Series X codename Project Scarlett at the Game Awards 2019. While it does look like a PC, what was expected. It is being powered by AMD Zen 2 and Navi after all. I personally really like the look but you can have a different opinion of course. The Xbox Series X is going to have exceptional price to performance and here we are going to talk about why that is the case.
Xbox Series X Price To Performance
While we have little information regarding the price of the Xbox Series X, there have been plenty of speculations and the common prediction is that it is going to cost around $500. Keeping in mind that the console is going to be the most powerful console on the market and will be able to deliver up to 8K 120 FPS, that means that the price to performance ratio is going to be off the charts.
I know that 8K and 120 FPS are a bit of a stretch and it will all depend on the developer but even if we stick to 4K 60 FPS, the Xbox Series X still offers some serious price to performance. We put some parts together to get an idea of what a PC with roughly the same specifications could cost and we got a rough price of $891. This does not include shipping or the controller that you get with the Xbox Series X.
You can check out the list of parts below:
Gaming PC Build
I have included the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X which is an older CPU. I know that the Xbox Series X is going to be powered by a much newer CPU but the 1700X has 8 cores and is much cheaper than the latest chips on the market. Even with an older CPU, this gaming PC build is more expensive than the Xbox Series X.
This X-series CPU does not come with a cooler and you are going to need to get one but even if you did get one included in the box, the Xbox Series X is going to be much better value for money.
Other than that, we added the cheapest motherboard that was listed and 8GB of RAM which is essential for gaming on PC. We know that the Xbox Series X is going to have a very fast SSD and it is most likely from Samsung so we have added that into the mix as well. All that goes into a case that looks sleek just the like Xbox Series X.
We know that the Xbox Series X is going to be powered by an AMD Navi RDNA graphics solution so we have added the AMD RX 5700 XT to the build. This card is able to run most games at 4K 60 FPS and the card alone costs $400. This is the reference design model which most people are not going to be interested in getting anyways.
Xbox One Series X Could Kill PCs Come 2020
So if you are interested in getting a 4K 60 FPS gaming PC with the AMD RX 5700 XT then you are going to have to pay a bit more than $400 and with the Xbox Series X coming in at $500 it seems that the upcoming console is going to have the upper hand in 2020 when people decide between gaming PCs and consoles.