Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 Difference; Things that You Must Know

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Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 Battle Started Now

At present, Microsoft and Sony have announced the full specifications of the next generation consoles. Today we brings lights on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 difference; And what Xbox former executive saying about PlayStation 5.

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Obviously, the Xbox Series X is better on the hardware, not only has a higher CPU frequency (3.8GHz), more GPU CU units (52 groups), but also a higher computing power (12TFLOPs). In contrast, the PS5 is slightly inferior in all aspects except the hard disk speed (5.5GB/s).

However, Xbox fans don’t have to be too happy. The parameters will directly reflect the price. Recently, according to MeriStation reports, former Xbox executive Albert Penello said in an interview that the PS5 may be priced at 399 US dollars (around 30,000₹ INR).

He said: I think Sony is taking some very sensible strategies, such as I never thought of exceeding the performance of 9TFLOPs, so I am not disappointed with the PS5 specification (10.28TFLOPs), and if the PS5 is really priced at 399 USD, then It will be a pretty good deal.

In comparison, the more powerful Xbox SX may cost more than 499(around 37,500₹ INR) US dollar.

100 times faster bandwidth with custom PS5 architecture

The PS4 era was because Sony priced 100 USD lower than Microsoft (the price of the console is the same, but the original Xbox can only be bundled with Kinect), seizing the sales opportunity, thus laying the foundation for winning this generation of consoles. Sony has the incentive to win again with the same price strategy.

Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 Difference

Microsoft and Sony have announced the configuration and specifications of their next-generation consoles. Both game consoles will be launched in near future, so now we will take a look at some close comparison of Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 Difference of these two consoles.

FeaturesPlayStation 5Xbox Series X
CPUCustom Zen 2, 8-Core, 3.5GhzCustom Zen 2, 8-Core, 3.8Ghz
GPUCustom RDNA 2, 10.3 TFLOPS, 36 CU @2.23 GHzCustom RDNA 2, 12 TFLOPS, 36 CU @1.825GHz
RAM16 GB GDDR6 256-bit16 GB GDDR6 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth448 GB/s10GB@560 GB/s, 6GB@336 GB/s
Storage885 GB SSD1 TB SSD
I/O Throughput5.5 GB/s (Raw), 8-9 GB/s (compressed)2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (compressed)
External StorageUSB HDD Support1 TB Expansion Card, USB HDD Support
Optical Drive4K UHD Blu-ray4K UHD Blu-ray
Resolution4K4K @ 60fps

On the PS5 side, the host has eight AMD-based Zen 2 cores running at 3.5GHz, while the Xbox Series X has eight AMD-based Zen 2 cores running at 3.8GHz. With Synchronous Multi-Threading (SMT) enabled on the Xbox Series X, Microsoft’s CPU cores each dropped to 3.6GHz, so it’s not much different on paper.

PS5 and Xbox Series X really make a difference in GPU and SSD . Sony has selected a custom GPU based on AMD RDNA 2 in PS5. The GPU provides 10.28 teraflops and has 36 computing units, each of which has a frequency of 2.23 GHz. Microsoft chose a custom AMD RDNA 2-based GPU for the Xbox Series X, but it can reach 12 teraflops of power, with 52 computing units, each with a speed of 1.825GHz.

Sony hopes that by providing developers with fewer computing units running at variable (and higher) clock frequencies, the company will be able to get better performance from the PS5. The reality is that it will require developers to do more work to optimize the console.

The fundamental difference between the Xbox Series X and PS5 is storage. Sony has created an impressive and unique SSD solution that offers 825GB of storage and 5.5Gb/s performance. The Xbox Series X includes a custom 1TB NVME SSD, but its raw throughput (2.4GB/s) is less than half that of Sony. This may mean that the load time between PS5 and Xbox Series X varies widely, depending on the optimization goals of the game developer.

We are still waiting for the actual look of the PS5. Sony continues to keep the design of gaming consoles secret, while Microsoft showed off the Xbox Series X for the first time last year. Microsoft also revealed the exact dimensions of the X-Series earlier this week.

Microsoft Xbox Series X

Gaming and the underlying ecosystem will determine the success of the PS5 and Xbox Series X. Sony has a large number of exclusive products on the PS4, and this momentum has plagued the Xbox One. We are still waiting to hear what types of games will be available when the PS5 and Xbox Series X launch. Microsoft has promised to launch Halo Infinite with Series X, but it will also be available on PCs.

With all of the amazing games in PS4’s catalog, we’ve devoted significant efforts to enable our fans to play their favorites on PS5. We believe that the overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles will be playable on PS5.

– Sony PlayStation Blog

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