This week, Sony and Microsoft both announced the price of their next-generation consoles. Both companies have released all the specs information and the final look of the product. Now, it’s time to decide which console you’ll prefer to buy on its release. But first, check out how the next-gen consoles differ from each other.
|PlayStation 5||PlayStation 5 Digital Edition||Xbox|
|Xbox Series S|
|Dimensions||390 mm x 104 mm x 260 mm (15.35 x 4.09 x 10.24 inches)||390 mm x 92 mm x 260 mm (15.35 x 3.62 x 10.24 inches)||151 x 151 x 301 mm (5.94 x 5.94 x 11.85 inches)||Not available, but 60 percent smaller than the Series X|
|Weight||4.5 kg (9.92 pounds)||3.9 kg (8.6 pounds)||4.45 kg (9.8 pounds)||Not available|
|CPU||Custom AMD Zen 2, 8-core 3.5 GHz||Custom AMD Zen 2, 8-core 3.5 GHz||Custom AMD Zen 2, 8-core 3.8 GHz (3.6 GHz with SMT)||Custom AMD Zen 2, 8-core 3.6 GHz (3.4 GHz with SMT)|
|GPU||Custom RDNA 2, 10.28 TFLOP, 36 CU at 2.23 GHz||Custom RDNA 2, 10.28 TFLOP, 36 CU at 2.23 GHz||Custom RDNA 2, 12.15 TFLOP, 52 CU at 1.825 GHz||Custom RDNA 2, 4 TFLOP, 20 CU at 1.565 GHz|
|RAM||16 GB GDDR6 256-bit||16 GB GDDR6 256-bit||16 GB GDDR6 320-bit||10 GB GDDR6|
|Memory bandwidth||448 GB/s||448 GB/s||10 GB at 560 GB/s, 6 GB at 336 GB/s||8 GB at 224GB/s, 2 GB at 56GB/s|
|Internal storage||825 GB SSD||825 GB SSD||1 TB PCie Gen 4 NVME SSD||512 GB PCie Gen 4 NVME SSD|
|I/O throughput||5.5 GB/s (raw), 8-9 GB/s (compressed)||5.5 GB/s (raw), 8-9 GB/s (compressed)||2.4 GB/s (raw), 4.8 GB/s (compressed)||2.4 GB/s (raw), 4.8 GB/s (compressed)|
|External storage||USB HDD support||USB HDD support||1 TB expansion card, USB HDD support||1 TB expansion card, USB HDD support|
|Physical media||4K UHD Blu-ray||None||4K UHD Blu-ray||None|
|Output resolution||4K||4K||4K at 60 fps (target 120 fps)||1440p at 60 fps (target 120 fps)|
|Connectivity||Ethernet 10/100/1000WiFi 802.11ax||Ethernet 10/100/1000WiFi 802.11ax||Ethernet 10/100/1000WiFi 802.11ac dual band||Ethernet 10/100/1000WiFi 802.11ac dual band|
What more they Feature?
Both Xbox Series X and Play Station 5 supports Backward Compatibility. It means that Xbox Series X will support all the games previously released on Xbox One, Xbox, and Xbox 360. The same goes for Play Station 5, it will support all PS4 games but not PS3, PS2, and PS1 games as they have different architecture.
Xbox Series X Gamepad
The controller design of the Xbox Series X is similar to Xbox One. It is a wireless controller with most of the layouts and features the same as previous controllers. Microsoft has redesigned the direction pad by blending a conventional plus shape with the octagonal plate design of the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2’s alternate pad. A new capture button is incorporated on the controller which will let users capture screenshots or record videos with one button press instead of exploring a menu.
PlayStation 5 Gamepad
The PS5 controller will get DualSense that gives haptic feedback in the triggers. The controller is redesigned with the same layout but the overall look is plumper than the DualShock 4 with a rounded design.
The controller is incorporated with a microphone and a speaker to enable voice chat and (presumably) commands. The touchpad is the same as the DualShock 4, but still, it looks quite different.
Hope this guide will let you decide which of the next-gen consoles to buy. The Xbox Series X|S will release on November 10 and the PS5 consoles will release on November 12.
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