Comparison of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X

March 19, 2020

On Wednesday, Mark Cerny, the lead system architect of Playstation 5, gave a whole lecture about what is inside the upcoming PS5. Unfortunately, the console itself wasn’t revealed but now we can compare the two future giants of next generation gaming. Here are the specs for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X

Playstation 5Xbox Series X
CPU 8 Zen 2 Cores @ 3.5GHz (v/f) 8x Cores @ 3.8GHz
GPU 10.28 teraflops
36 CUs @ 2.23GHz (v/f)
Custom RDNA 2
12 teraflops
52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz
Custom RDNA 2
Memory 16GB GDDR6 16 GB GDDR6
Memory Bandwidth448GB/s10GB @ 560 GB/s
6GB @ 336 GB/s
Internal Storage825GB Custom SSD1TB Custom NVME SSD
IO ThroughputRaw: 5.5GB per-second
Compressed: Typical 8-9GB per-second
Raw: 2.4 GB/s
Compressed: 4.8 GB/s
Expandable StorageNVMe SSD Slot
1 TB Expansion Card
Identical performance to internal storage
External StorageUSB HDD SupportUSB 3.2 External HDD
Optical Drive4K UHD Blu-ray Drive4K UHD Blu-ray Drive

So, both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X look quite equal. Additionally, Cerny told us more about interoperability with PS 4: “almost all” games from the top 100 most popular games for PS4 will be available at the start.

What will be your choice?

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