Both the Xbox One and PS4 were almost evenly matched in terms of specs. This made it hard for fans to choose between the two video game systems. However, the PS4 had an advantage due to its lower price and top video games that were exclusives for the platform. This led to Microsoft losing in terms of sales, which is why the company will now try to change their fortune with the Series X.
Both the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 are set to release during the last couple of months of 2020. Based on what we know about the two consoles, they both look like powerhouses that will heavily compete against one another. Here is a comparison between the PS5 and Xbox Series X based on everything we know so far.
Compare The Video Game Systems
Both consoles have great specifications and are amazing machines in their own right. The Xbox Series X has taken GPU power as its focus while the PS5 seemingly focuses on SSD speeds. Both consoles use eight AMD-based Zen 2 cores.
However, the cores for the PS5 have been clocked at 3.5 GHz while the ones for the Series X have been clocked at 3.8 GHz. Xbox’s CPU cores drop down to 3.6 GHz because of simultaneous multithreading which makes the difference a minor one.
Xbox Series X has a clear lead in terms of GPU. The PlayStation 5 is equipped with a custom AMD RDNA 2-based GPU which has 36 CUs and provides 10.28 teraflops of power. While this is quite impressive, it feels pale in comparison to the Xbox Series X which also has a custom AMD RDNA 2-based GPU. The major difference is that Series X’s has 52 CUs and has a power of 12 teraflops.
Storage is where the PlayStation 5 has the advantage over the Series X. The PS5 has a proprietary SSD that offers 825GB of storage and has an impressive performance of 5.5GB/s. On the other hand, Xbox Series X has a custom 1TB NVME SSD that is only capable of 2.4GB/s performance, which is much less than half of the PS5’s SSD. This means that while the Xbox will have more space for games, the PS5 will have much, much slower loading times.
All the above-mentioned power is of no use if players have no good games to play. Luckily, both consoles already have an eye-watering lineup of confirmed games. The PlayStation has always been famed for its amazing exclusives. Some great exclusive titles have already been confirmed for the PS5, such as Horizon: Forbidden West, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart.
Xbox Series X and Xbox in general on the other hand, technically no longer have any exclusives. Every game on the console is also released for Microsoft Windows. However, there are still some games that PS users won’t be able to play, such as Halo Infinite, Hellblade 2, and more.
Some great cross-gen games have also been confirmed for both consoles. These include Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Hitman 3, and Capcom’s Resident Evil: Village.
Price and Release
Both consoles have been given a release date of holiday 2020 and will likely be released in the same week. The PS4 was much cheaper than the Xbox One but it looks like both consoles might be somewhat similar in terms of price this time.
No official price has been confirmed but it is expected that the PS5 and Series X will cost around $499-599. These prices may seem like a bit much but are actually great considering what both consoles are capable of.