Like many people around the world, we got our Xbox Series X on November 10 and the first thing we did was of course figure out if the new Microsoft console indeed offers a good fit for PC gamers. As expected, it sure does. Microsoft show their Windows-leaning legacy by including a few very useful resolutions popular among PC aficionados. Of course we mainly mean 1440p. So if you have a high speed 144Hz QHD monitor you’re good to go. If you have 4K IPS monitor with nice HDR, well, you’re also good to go.
Let’s start with the basics, though.
UPDATE NOV 13 2020: in the interest of fairness and accuracy, major TV brands Samsung and LG have issued new firmware that resolves the 4K 120Hz variable refresh rate issue on Xbox Series X. We haven't encountered any such issue with PC monitors, but will keep you informed if we do. Also, let us know if you have any concerns via social channels and support. Thank you.
NOTE: at the time of writing there’s a known issue with running 4K 120Hz with variable refresh rate on the Xbox Series X with TVs from most major brands. Doing so causes black screens and artifacts. We haven’t confirmed if this also affects PC monitors, as it appears to be related to TV firmware versions. We’ll investigate and let you know here. Also, if you encounter any issues please let our support teams know. Thanks.