PS5 vs Xbox Series X Guide: Full Tech Specs Comparison

In this comparison of technical specifications let’s compare the PS5 vs Xbox Series X . As part of our guide to PS5 we want to answer the question: is the PlayStation 5 or the Xbox Series more powerful ? Now that Sony has lifted the lid on the technical specifications of PS5 , we can roughly calculate how the two consoles stack up against each other. For more comparisons, you can also see our PS5 vs PS4: Complete Tech Specs Comparison Guide and you can learn more about teraflops of the PS5 via the link.

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  1. PS5 vs Xbox Series X: Full Tech Specs Comparison
  2. PS5 vs Xbox Series X: Which is more powerful?
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PS5 vs Xbox Series X: Full Tech Specs Comparison

Here are all the tech specs for PS5 and Xbox Series X in one handy table. The best specifications are highlighted in bold text.

Playstation 5 xbox series x
CPUs 8 AMD Zen 2 cores at 3.5 GHz (variable frequency, with SMT) 8 AMD Zen 2 cores at 3.8 GHz (3.6 GHz with SMT)
GPU 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency) 12.16 TFLOPs, 52 CUs at 1.825 GHz
GPU architecture Custom RDNA 2 with hardware RT support Custom RDNA 2 with hardware RT support
Memory 16GB GDDR6 16GB GDDR6
memory bandwidth 448GB/s 10GB at 560GB/s, 6GB at 336GB/s
Internal storage 825GB Custom NVMe SSD 1TB Custom NVMe SSD
Velocity 5.5 GB/s (uncompressed), 8.9 GB/s (compressed) 2.4 GB/s (uncompressed), 4.8 GB/s (compressed)
additional storage Slot for NVMe SSD Proprietary 1TB Expansion Cards
external storage Hard drive/SSD via USB Hard drive/SSD via USB
Optical unit 4K UHD Blu-ray reader 4K UHD Blu-ray reader
HDMI 2.1 (4K/120Hz, 8K, VRR) 2.1 (4K/120Hz, 8K, VRR)
backward compatibility PS4 Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Release date christmas 2020 November 26, 2020
Price to be announced to be announced
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PS5 vs Xbox Series X: Which is more powerful?

On paper, it looks like the Xbox Series X is technically the most impressive next-gen console. However, looking at all the facts and figures, it seems that PS5 and Xbox Series X will be extremely similar on a technical level . Both have high-speed SSDs, both have octa-core processors running neck-and-neck, and both will make use of expandable storage. There’s hardly anything in it, actually.

If we have to pick a winner based on the above, it looks like Microsoft has the edge over Sony, but it looks like the PS5’s SSD is outrageously fast, even faster than the Series X. In other words, it’s a very close race. Whatever next-gen console you buy, it’s going to be substantially more powerful than the next-gen machines.

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