The issue of the difference in performance between the PS5 and Xbox Series X cannot be killed these days. Many currently only look at the data that is written on paper, but still see the subtleties that will make up for the initially obvious difference in performance.
Another hardware Reviews by James Prendergast goes back to the architecture of the two consoles and concludes that the PS5 has simply been constructed better, at least based on what Sony and Microsoft have already revealed. In a nutshell, this is about hardware power of the Xbox Series X against the speed of the PS5 and not about individual components.
“We have been hearing for months that there are no major differences between the two Microsoft and SONY devices. Sources on both sides claim that each console has an advantage in certain scenarios. There is no denying that Microsoft has the more powerful graphics functions with 1.4 times the physical structure of the GPU core of Playstation 5. However, this is only part of the story: the PS5 runs at least 1.2 times faster in most workload scenarios than the Series X. This limits the advantage of the SX (in terms of pure, averaged GPU computing power) to about 1.18 to 1.2 times that of the PS5.
And what about the CPU? If, according to Prendergast, you perform the same simple ratio calculation, you will find that the XSX is 1.02x – 1.10x more powerful than the PS5 depending on the scenario, which is not that much of a difference, while the CPU / GPU is expected to be the same on both consoles Will have functions.
RAM works suboptimally in the Xbox Series X.
Regarding RAM in particular, Prendergast comes to the conclusion that it works less well with the XSX. The asymmetrical configuration of the XSX leads to a reduced bandwidth as soon as the symmetrical part is full, while the PS5 can permanently use the 16GB of the GDDR6 RAM.
“The SX has 2.5 GB reserved for system functions and we don’t know how much the PS5 reserves for this similar functionality, but it doesn’t matter – the XSX either only has 7.5 GB of nested memory that is used for gaming 560 GB / s is operated before the effective bandwidth of the memory has to be “reduced” below that of the PS5… or the SX has an average mixed memory bandwidth that is always below that of the basic PS4. Both options put the SX at a disadvantage compared to the PS5 for more memory-intensive games, and the latter constantly disadvantages them. ”
Finally, we also look at the I / O and the SSD, which will provide the constantly mentioned boost in the PS5. The PS5 therefore has better data management within the RAM, which means that less data has to be loaded repeatedly and thus there is better efficiency.
In general, Prendergast comes to the conclusion:
“The PlayStation 5 has bandwidth and centralized I / O to optimize data transfer between all different computer and storage elements. Sure, the PS5 has a narrower GPU, but the system that supports that GPU is much stronger and more like what the GPU expects. ”
Ultimately, you will still have to wait and see how the console does once it becomes available. At the moment, however, there is absolutely no reason to panic that the PS5 specifications are far behind the Xbox Series X, which contradicts what you keep hearing from the developers who work with the hardware.