The future of gaming? PS5 vs. Xbox Series X
The new generation gaming consoles are here, which one are you leaning towards? Need some help to decide? Let us take a detailed look at each of these gaming consoles, its specs, its price, exclusives and more.
Sony and Microsoft have been generational rivals for providing the best gaming consoles to the gamers out there! Both are launching their competitive gaming console models: Sony with PS5 (Expected release date – November 12, 2020) and Microsoft with Xbox Series X (Expected release date – November 10, 2020). We are going to dive deep down into each of their specs, prices, exclusives and more, to help you figure out which one to get?
|Specifications||Microsoft Xbox Series X||Sony PS5|
|CPU||8-core 3.8 GHz AMD Zen 2||8-core 3.5 GHz AMD Zen 2|
|GPU||12.0 teraflops AMD RDNA 2||10.3 teraflops AMD RDNA 2|
|RAM||16GB GDDR6||16GB GDDR6|
|Storage||1 TB Custom NVMe SSD||825 GB Custom SSD|
|Resolution||Up to 8K||Up to 8K|
|Frame Rate||Up to 120 FPS||Up to 120 FPS|
|Optical Disc Drive||4K UHD Blu-ray||4K UHD Blu-ray (Standard PS5 only)|
Both PS5 and Xbox Series X have similar specification, but Xbox takes the lead with a slight performance boost. Both consoles use the AMD Zen 2 8-core processer, but Xbox manages to provide a higher processing speed of 3.8 GHz compared to 3.5GHz of the PS5. Similarly, Xbox takes the lead with the GPU. Even though both are using the AMD RDNA 2, Xbox offers 12.0 teraflops compared to 10.3 teraflops of the PS5.
Moreover, both PS5 and Xbox Series X offer Custom SSD storage, but Xbox takes the lead on this one too! It offers 1TB Custom NVMe SSD as opposed to 825 GB Custom SSD on the PS5. Both gaming consoles offer the customer the choice of adding an external SSD storage, which is essential, especially with the growing size of the games. This is a handy option for the gamers out there!
The rest of the specifications are similar, where both offer a resolution up to 8K, offer a frame rate of up to 120 FPS, support 4K UHD Blu-ray optical discs, and are built with a 16GB GDDR6 RAM.
Therefore, Microsoft Xbox Series X takes the edge in winning the race in terms of specification of the two consoles.
The Xbox Series X is expected to retail at $499 / £449 / AU$ 749.
The PS5 is also expected to retail at an almost identical price as the Xbox at $499.99 / £449.99 / AU$ 749.99.
The price tie clearly makes it difficult to choose which pre-order bundle to opt for. A little insight on the key exclusive releases and game passes may help you choose.
PS5 has promised key exclusive game releases to their gamers. These exclusive releases include Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon II: Forbidden West, and Gran Turismo 7. Similarly, Xbox offers key exclusive game releases for the gamers that include Halo Infinite, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, Forza Motorsport 8, State of Decay 3.
Adding on to this, Xbox has an edge over the exclusive titles because you do not need an Xbox to play them, as it can be played using a gaming PC. On the other hand, PS5 may have the edge for the exact same reason.
This brings in the debate on whether it is a worthy investment to purchase a PS5 or Xbox Series X or stick to purchasing a gaming PC? Of course, this will vary depending on your own situation and requirements.