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.
|PS5||Xbox Series X||PS4 Pro||Xbox One X|
|CPU||8-core custom Zen 2 @ 3.5GHz with SMT||8-core custom Zen 2 @ 3.6GHz with SMT||8-core custom Jaguar @ 2.13GHz||8-core custom Jaguar @ 2.3GHz|
|Process||7nm Enhanced (TSMC)||7nm Enhanced (TSMC)||16 nm FinFET (TSMC)||16nm FinFET Plus (TSMC)|
|GPU||10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs @ 2.23GHz Custom RDNA 2||12.155 TFLOPs, 52 CUs @ 1.825GHz Custom RDNA 2||4.2 TFLOPs, 36 CUs @ 911MHz||6 TFLOPs, 40 CUs @ 1172MHz|
|Memory||16GB GDDR6, 256-bit bus||16GB GDDR6, 320-bit bus||8GB GDDR5, 256-bit bus||12GB GDDR5, 384-bit bus|
|Memory Bandwidth||448GB/s||10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336GB/s||217.6GB/s||326GB/s|
|Internal Storage||825GB custom NVME SSD||1TB custom NVME SSD||1TB HDD||1TB HDD|
|I/O Throughput||5.5GB/s (Raw), 8-9GB/s (Compressed)||2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed)||50-100MB/s||120MB/s|
|Expandable Storage||NVMe SSD slot||Custom 1 TB SSD “Storage Expansion Card”||Replaceable internal HDD||Replaceable internal HDD|
|External Storage||USB HDD support||USB 3.2 HDD support||USB 3.0/3.1 HDD Support||USB 3.2 HDD Support|
|Optical Drive||4K UHD Blu-Ray drive||4K UHD Blu-Ray drive||Blu-Ray drive||4K UHD Blu-Ray drive|
|Dimensions||Unknown||301 x 151 x 151 mm||60 x 240 x 300 mm||275.1 x 305.1 x 53.1 mm|
|Release Date||Holiday, 2020||Holiday, 2020||November 10, 2016||November 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.