We compare the data that Sony has shown us in the presentation of PS5 with those that we already knew about the Microsoft console.
Now that we know the official design of PS5 and its first confirmed exclusive games, it should be remembered that Mark Cerny presented in society the technical specifications of PlayStation 5, Sony’s new console for this Christmas, a few months ago The architect of the company, the eminence in charge of designing the PlayStation hardware, reported the final technical characteristics that the platform will have and that explain the finish of some of its games, such as Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart or Spider-Man: Miles Morales. It is a hardware that wants to compete face to face with Xbox Series X, of which we also have many details thanks to the official information of the last weeks. Which is more powerful?
One of the differential characteristics of Xbox Series X is that it will have backward compatibility with thousands of launch games thanks to the team that is working on making the entire Xbox One catalog available to be enjoyed out of the box on the new machine, to which we owe add the other hundreds of Xbox 360 and Xbox titles. Additionally, backward compatible Xbox Series X games will also have reduced loading times compared to their original standby times.
The fight for power: new generation
If we start with the CPU, we see that Xbox Series X has 8 cores of 3.8 GHz by the eight of 3.5 GHz variables of PS5. On GPU, we were amazed at the announced 12 teraflops of power for the Microsoft console on a custom RDNA 2 architecture; PS5 confirms the same type of architecture – it had been speculated that it might be RDNA 1- but in teraflops it stays at 10.28. It will be necessary to see its performance, since Cerny has insisted that his idea is to offer a smaller and more agile GPU to offer a performance above what is expected from his number of TFLOPs, which according to him, does not respond to all the possibilities offered by the GPU component.
In bandwidth, Microsoft’s console is also ahead: 10GB @ 560GB / s for the PS5’s 448GB / s. At the internal storage level, both consoles have an SSD hard drive, on Xbox Series X 1 TB and on PS5 825 gigabytes. The speed of the SSD is at 2.4 GB / s on the Microsoft console and 5.5 GB / s on the Sony console. Note that in Xbox Series X it was specified that it could be expanded 1 TB more. Both have 16 GB GDDR6 of RAM.
You can consult in this article everything related to the specifications of PS5, as well as its comparison with PS4. Also, here are all the technical details that were offered from Xbox Series X a few days ago.
Comparison Xbox Series X vs PS5
|PS5||Xbox series x|
|CPU||8 Zen 2 cores at 3.5GHz||8-core Zen 2 custom CPU|
|GPU||10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz||12 TFLOPs, 52 CUs at 1.825 GHz|
|GPU architecture||RDNA 2||RDNA 2|
|Memory / Interface||16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit||16GB GDDR6 w / 320mb bus|
|Memory bandwidth||448GB / s||560GB / s|
|Storage||825GB SSD||1TB SSD|
|I / O||5.5GB / s, 8-9GB / s average||2.4 GB / s (raw), 4.8 GB / s (compressed with custom hardware|
|Storage expansion||NVMe SSD slot||1TB Expansion card|
|External storage||USB HDD compatibility||USB HDD|
|Reader||4K UHD Blu-ray||4K UHD Blu Ray|