Comparison of technical specifications of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X

During today’s Road to PS5 livestream, PlayStation Mark Cerny spoke on the details and architecture of PlayStation 5. Earlier this month, Xbox released the technical specifications for the next X series.

Find out how the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X stand side by side based on what we know so far.

PlayStation 5Xbox Series X
CPU8 Zen 2 cores at 3.5 GHz8 cores at 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz with SMT) Custom Zen 2 processor
GPU10.28 TFLOP, 36 UC at 2.23GHZ12 TFLOPS, 52 UC at 1.825 GHz
GPU architectureCustom RDNA 2Custom RDNA 2
Memory / Interface16 GB GDDR6 / 256 bit memory16 GB GDDR6 with 320 MB bus
Memory bandwidth448 GB / s10 GB at 560 GB / s, 6 GB at 336 GB / s
Internal storageCustom 825 GB SSD1 TB custom NVME SSD
I / O throughput5.5 GB / s (raw), 8 to 9 GB / s typical (compressed)2.4 GB / s (raw), 4.8 GB / s (compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)
Expandable storageNVMe SSD slot1 TB expansion card (corresponds exactly to internal storage)
External storageUSB hard drive supportUSB 3.2 external hard drive support
Optical drive4K UHD Blu-ray player4K UHD Blu-ray player

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are expected to be released during the holiday season. We will have more information as we go along.

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