The Xbox Series X vs PlayStation 5: What Really Matters


According to Mark Cerny, the lead hardware of the playstation, perhaps the most important of PS5 internal memory of the console is a sloid-state drive.

Sony finally removed the covers of the specifications of its next-gen console, The PS5 on Wednesday.

This was an arrow shot right across Microsoft's bow: Redmond, days earlier, had revealed the Xbox Series X's immensely powerful 12 TFLOP GPU, the fastest GPU AMD has ever made. Despite this, though, the PS5 and Xbox Series X are quite different in many ways. This barely matters though, as both consoles utilize the power of Zen 2 CPUs, which are quite high-end and much better than what we have in our consoles today.

According to a tweet from platform owner, Xbox Series X backwards compatibility is set to run all of the Xbox One games, which incluse not only native Xbox One titles but also now supported OG Xbox and Xbox 360 titles. Not only that, this console will be equipped with a dedicated GPU is based on the hardware architecture of the RDNA-promising, what is 10.28 teraflops and 36 units of a computer that recorded at 2.23 GHz (the frequency variable).

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There is a stark difference between the storage technology used by Microsoft and Sony. The Xbox Series X is equipped with a custom 1TB NVME SSD, but its raw throughput is 2.4GB/s which is less than half of the PS5. "An Xbox product page in some regions inaccurately listed the launch date for Xbox Series X as Thanksgiving 2020".

Both the consoles support 4K HDR and 8K along with real-time ray tracing which is huge for console gaming.

In related developments, WindowsCentral also confirmed that respected headset manufacturer Astro is working with Microsoft to develop devices that are compatible with the Xbox Series X, despite its A50 range of headsets and MixAmps typically relying on an optical audio port to hook up to Xbox One consoles at present.