We finally got tough details about the PS5 and the Xbox Series X. But if there’s anything to go by about the PS4 games and Xbox One.
After a detailed Microsoft blog post and a comprehensive Sony live stream, we can at least compare the Xbox Series X specs. Then, we can see how they measure up to each other.
PS5 vs. Xbox Series X Graphics and Performance
If you study the above map you can see that the Xbox Series X has far more strong specs. However, it’s hard to tell if the Xbox Series X actually offers marginally improved performance and graphics than the PS5 DualSense Controller.
There doesn’t seem to be a huge difference between the CPUs, although the Xbox Series X’s are slightly faster than that. The processing power of the GPU is 10.3 teraflops for the PS5 and 12 teraflops for the Xbox Series X. Hence, it appears a bit stronger.
A teraflop refers to how many surgeries a piece of hardware can handle per second. Given that a single teraflop can account for 1012 operations per second. Then, a difference of 1.7 could represent a significant graphic difference.
But remember. Just because a GPU provides 12 teraflops of computing power, that doesn’t necessarily mean every single game will take full advantage of them.
It also depends on how well a game is optimized. It is especially third-party games which have to offer relative parity between their versions of PS5 and Xbox Series X.
But so far, only Sony has provided concrete details on how quickly its SSD could load games. But also, how the PS5 compares with SSDs on the market at present.
Overall, both systems seem quite powerful and that the Xbox Series X has a potential edge, particularly when it comes to graphics rendering.
PS5 vs. Xbox Series X Design
The Xbox Series X has a huge advantage when it comes to physical design.
The new Microsoft console will look like a vertical Desktop tower in the upper-left corner. Its appearance with a sleek black frame and a thin, tasteful Xbox logo.
There is also a hard drive at the front of the computer. The whole thing looks pleasant. And you will also be able to position it horizontally in the event that your entertainment center has not enough vertical space.
PS5 dev kits appear to be similar to the Sony patent for what it’s worth. But, dev kits often look very different from end products. Speculation about the final appearance of the PS5 is enjoyable without specific details.
But, it is essentially not very useful. We are going to have to watch and see.