The Xbox One X will natively support 1440p displays

As The Verge reports, news of support for 1440p on Microsoft's latest console came via Kevin Gammill, Xbox Program Manager.

The Xbox One X is being marketed heavily as a 4K-focused machine, but it turns out that's not the only way to get greater resolution than 1080p. And, if you have a 1080p screen, then it supersample games, i.e. render them at a higher resolution before dropping back to 1080p.

The launch of the Xbox One X is just a few short days away and to prepare you for the moment, we'd like to remind you of some special features of the console.

That's if the Xbox One X is hooked up to a 1440p monitor.

The question Gammill was addressing was about 1440p displays. It is a thoughtful move from Microsoft even though the One X is still very much positioned around 4K. While it's unlikely that many developers will specifically target 1440p displays on the Xbox One X, the addition of system-wide 1440p output at least means that you'll be able to make the most of the native resolution.

After what seems like the longest wait ever, the Xbox One X finally arrives next week.

It was suspected that the Xbox One X would take the same route as the PlayStation 4 Pro, which, when plugged into a 1440p monitor while playing 4K games, upscales the 1080p image-a technique that doesn't really provide the best picture possible.

In fact, many gamers use monitors instead of TVs to play their consoles. The console packs 6 TFLOPS of processing power, 12 GB of GDDR5 RAM, a 4K Blu-ray player and a faster hard drive.

The Xbox One X is still available to pre-order for $499.

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