PS5 vs Xbox Series X, PS4 Pro, Xbox One X Specs Comparison

With Sony having finally revealed what makes the PlayStation 5 tick, we have much of the information we need to start comparing the console maker’s next gaming system with that of its biggest competition – Microsoft’s Xbox Series X.

In fact, we’re going to take things a step further here and throw previous-gen consoles from both companies into the mix. So, without further ado, here’s a side-by-side comparison of technical specifications for the PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4 Pro, and Xbox One X.

Specs Comparison

PS5Xbox Series XPS4 ProXbox One X
CPU8-core custom Zen 2 @ 3.5GHz with SMT8-core custom Zen 2 @ 3.6GHz with SMT8-core custom Jaguar @ 2.13GHz8-core custom Jaguar @ 2.3GHz
Process7nm Enhanced (TSMC)7nm Enhanced (TSMC)16 nm FinFET (TSMC)16nm FinFET Plus (TSMC)
GPU10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs @ 2.23GHz Custom RDNA 212.155 TFLOPs, 52 CUs @ 1.825GHz Custom RDNA 24.2 TFLOPs, 36 CUs @ 911MHz 6 TFLOPs, 40 CUs @ 1172MHz
Memory16GB GDDR6, 256-bit bus16GB GDDR6, 320-bit bus8GB GDDR5, 256-bit bus12GB GDDR5, 384-bit bus
Memory Bandwidth448GB/s10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336GB/s217.6GB/s326GB/s
Internal Storage 825GB custom NVME SSD1TB custom NVME SSD1TB HDD1TB HDD
I/O Throughput5.5GB/s (Raw), 8-9GB/s (Compressed)2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed)50-100MB/s120MB/s
Expandable StorageNVMe SSD slotCustom 1 TB SSD “Storage Expansion Card”Replaceable internal HDDReplaceable internal HDD
External StorageUSB HDD supportUSB 3.2 HDD supportUSB 3.0/3.1 HDD SupportUSB 3.2 HDD Support
Optical Drive4K UHD Blu-Ray drive4K UHD Blu-Ray driveBlu-Ray drive4K UHD Blu-Ray drive
DimensionsUnknown301 x 151 x 151 mm60 x 240 x 300 mm275.1 x 305.1 x 53.1 mm
Release DateHoliday, 2020Holiday, 2020November 10, 2016November 7, 2017

As with the previous generation, Microsoft has a bit of a lead in certain departments, but given the console market’s trailing cadence, it is safe to say a slight lead in technical specs isn’t likely to tip the scales. Console exclusives, on the other hand, have quite the pull with the market.

Both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are slated for a holiday release this year. Microsoft unveiled the Series X at The Game Awards a couple months ago, and while there are photos of PS5 devkits floating about the web, we don’t yet know what the final product will look like. Neither console has a price tag yet.

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Sameed Khan

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