Gaming is one of the best ways to spend time with friends and family, as long as you are gaming on a play station or Xbox rather than playing PUBG mobile. Xbox Series X Vs. PS5 are the latest upcoming gaming consoles by Microsoft and Sony this year, respectively.
We know gaming consoles aren’t cheap, therefore before purchasing, it is important to know which one suits your needs, isn’t it? After all, you will be spending money on the console and the games, therefore it is important to have the insights of both consoles.
Moreover, Xbox Series X Vs. PS5 is hype, and we at Techstorify have decided to pen down a detailed review of each console while comparing the specification, price, and other stuff simultaneously. So, grab a cup of coffee and sit in a relaxing position while reading the Xbox Series X Vs. PS5 comparison.
Xbox Series X Vs. PS5
Xbox Series X is an upcoming next-gen gaming console by none other than Microsoft which is expected to be released by the end of this year, maybe in November. Recently, Microsoft teased us with the designs of Xbox Series X and it looks really stunning. However, recent news confirms that Halo Infinite the official flagship title game’s release is delayed until 2021.
Microsoft has designed the Xbox series X console in such a way that it looks more like a gaming PC than a gaming console, you can check out the photos yourself, I bet you will think the same, But what matters is the specifications of the console which is pretty impressive.
It has an eight-core AMD Zen 2 processor powered at 3.8Hz along with a custom RDNA 2 AMD GPU that produces around 12 TFLOPs of power and features a 16GB of GDDR6 memory, that’s mind-blowing, we will be discussing the specifications in details below.
On the other hand, we have Sony PS5, which is a successor of the famous PS5, and the company teased the design a couple of months ago on June 11, 2020, which later turned into a meme trend and gamers appreciated on its sleek design.
Sony also released a full list of games that will be coming for PS5 including some of the famous titles such as Horizon forbidden West and a revamped version of Demon’s souls. Moreover, the PS5 console is packed with a ray-tracing feature, a fast SSD, and has also a built-in 4K Blu-ray player and support for PS4 games.
Xbox Series X – Specifications
We will start off with the specifications of Xbox Series X by Microsoft, we had discussed it briefly in the beginning, and in this section of the article, we will be having a closer look to what the console has on the inside. Xbox Series X is definitely not missing out on ray tracing, a blazing fast Solid-state drive, 8K compatibility, and support for the games released on the previous version of the Xbox series.
- CPU: 8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.6 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
- GPU: 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
- Die Size: 360.45 mm2
- Process: 7nm Enhanced
- Memory: 16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320b bus
- Memory Bandwidth: 10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s
- Internal Storage: 1TB Custom NVME SSD
- I/O Throughput: 2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s
- Expandable Storage: 1TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly)
- External Storage: USB 3.2 External HDD Support
- Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive
- Performance Target: 4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS
Talking about the processor, it is built on a custom project Scarlett SoC which utilizes the upgraded version of TSMC’s 7nm process which is quite important as the decreased nm means smaller processes and efficient results.
Xbox series X comes with a 315W power supply and a parallel cooling architect as due to millions of processes running inside the console which will release a lot of heat, it is important to have a specially designed cooling technology that keeps the system in temperature.
Processor: Xbox series X’s processor is a custom AMD Zen 2 CPU which has 8 cores and 16 threads and runs at a speed of 3.8Hz with a base speed of 3.6Hz. The console has the functionality to adjust the power of the CPU on the basis of the workload and the thermals. If the game is not heavy, the workload would be less, but if the game is heavy with loads of detailing and stuff, the processor will manage the power of the CPU on its own by giving it a boost or lowering it down when on standby.
GPU: The best part about GPU is that is designed with 12 teraflops of computing performance, fully custom built. It has 3328 shaders that are allocated to 52 compute units running at 1,825 MHz with no boost clocks for the CPU, it runs at a consistent speed all the time.
Memory: To keep the processes smooth and the console has 16GB of GDDR6 memory out of which the only 13.5GB of memory is usable by games while the rest of it is reserved for the operating system of the console.
8K compatible: The race of providing the best graphic quality is never-ending, and Microsoft won’t give a chance to let PS5 outshine in any way. Xbox Series X was aimed to support gaming to up to 4K which has been reconfirmed by Microsoft telling that Xbox series X is compatible with 8K displays as well.
Velocity Architecture: The Velocity arch consists of four primary components which are NVME SSD, hardware-accelerated decompression blocks, a Direct Storage API layer, and Sampler Feedback Streaming (SFS).
This helps the Xbox Series X to provide the best gaming experience and performance and terminating the loading time, compressing the game files, and additionally comes with a special button that helps the player to resume the game from where he left off.
Extremely Fast SSD: The console makes the best use of the SSD drive with a quick resume feature that helps the user to get back to the same place in the game where he left off, no screen loads every time you start a game.
Sony PS5 – Specifications
Moving towards the sensational product by Sony which has been announced a few months ago and started trending on the internet for its unique design. The console looks promising and Sony is yet to announce its price and release date. The price will be kept near to that of PS4 as due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sales will be affected and Sony can’t take a chance on that.
Moreover, Sony will also be releasing the digital edition of PS5 as well which won’t have a disc drive. Sony’s announcement event that was held in march helped us to get more information about what’s inside the uniquely designed Sony PS5 gaming console.
A closer look at the specifications tells us that it is in close combat with the Xbox Series X and the specs are a lot similar. This is going to be a tough comparison.
Specifications of PS5:
- CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
- GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
- GPU architecture: Custom RDNA 2
- Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit
- Memory bandwidth: 448GB/s
- Internal storage: Custom 825GB SSD
- IO throughput: 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)
- Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot
- External storage: USB HDD support (PS4 games only)
- Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive
Processor: Sony PS5 and Xbox Series X, both have the same processor with eight cores and 16 threads but the PS5 console will only deliver up to 3.5Ghz frequencies, which is still a huge upgrade if we compare it to what PS4 offered.
GPU: The Sony PS5 has an AMD RDNA 2 GPU which is customized by the company. The GPU uses the 36 compute units which are capped at 2.23Ghz frequencies providing performance to up to 10.28 Teraflops which in comparison with Xbox Series X is quite less.
The Xbox Series X is capable of upgrading the previous Xbox games which have no HDR to HDR in the Series X console.
3D Audio: The upcoming PS5 has enhanced 3D audio for which the credits go to the very powerful tempest engine. To explain about the 3D audio more simply, Cerny gave an example of rainfall where PS5 is smart enough to let you hear individual raindrops, that’s only where the player is standing at the moment.
Backward compatibility: PS5 won’t be supporting all of the accessories of PS4, which is quite sad. However, it supports the DualShock 4 on PS5 only for the PS4 supported games, which means you won’t be able to enjoy the DualShock 4 on PS5 games.
The official racing Wheel, arcade stick, or flight stick will still work with PS5 as well as PS4 supported games in the upcoming console. Lastly, the wireless headsets, DualShock 4’s audio jack, and even the third-party headsets will work on PS5 but the headset companion will not be supported with PS5.
Features Comparison of Xbox Series X Vs. PS5
The table below shows a side by side comparison of both consoles, this will help you to understand the specifications in a simpler way.
|Specifications||PlayStation 5||Xbox Series X|
|Processor||8 AMD Zen 2 CPU cores clocked at a variable frequency of 3.5 GHz||8 AMD Zen 2 CPU cores clocked at 3.8 GHz|
|Graphics||10.28 teraflops, 36 CUs clocked at a variable frequency of 2.23 GHz||12.16 teraflops, 52 CUs clocked at 1.825 GHz|
|RAM||16GB of GDDR6 SDRAM||16GB of GDDR6 SDRAM|
|Storage||825GB SSD||1TB SSD|
|Expandable Storage||NV Me SSD slot||1TB Microsoft expansion card slot|
|Optical Drive||4K UHD Blu-ray||4K UHD Blu-ray|
|I/O Throughput||5.5GB a second raw, 8-9GB a second compressed||2.4GB a second raw, 4.8GB a second compressed|
|Max Output Resolution||8K||8K|
|Max Refresh Rate||120Hz||120Hz|
|Cloud Gaming||unconfirmed (but likely PlayStation Now)||Microsoft Project xCloud|
|Backwards Compatibility||Yes (PS4)||Yes (Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One)|
|Dimensions||unknown||5.94″ wide, 5.94″ deep, 11.85″ high (15.1 cm wide, 15.1 cm deep, 30.1 cm high)|
|Release Date||Holiday 2020||Holiday 2020|
Performance: Both of the consoles, Xbox Series X and PS5 have upgraded their performance in comparison to their previous editions. While taking a look at Xbox One X and Xbox series X, we can see a huge increment in terms of performance.
Whereas comparing PS5 with its predecessor PS4, we see some improvements but in case of comparison of the two companies, Xbox Series X wins the game with much better specifications. However, the price will tell us which console is actually worthy enough for the new-gen gamers.
Storage: Series X and PS5 both use SSD drive, where Series X has a technology that allows the player to start from where he left off, no more screen reloading. PS4 users who are planning to upgrade to the PS5 can notice a slight improvement in the SSD storage, but again, if we compare it to Series X, the SSD storage has a difference of 175GB, which is quite a lot.
Controller: Moving towards the controller, the PS5 comes with a Dual Sense controller which is a huge upgrade to DualShock 4 having haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and a speaker. Whereas in Xbox Series X, a completely new version of the controller has been introduced which is small in size, has a share button, four-way, and eight-way directional pad.
Moreover, you can still use the Xbox One controllers with the Series X and the series X controllers can be used with the Xbox One.
Cloud Gaming: None of the companies have made it clear about cloud gaming yet, we are still waiting for a word from them on how online multiplayer will actually work on PS5 and Xbox Series X. Although, we are familiar with Microsoft’s Project xCloud and Sony’s PlayStation Now, there are no details about it yet.
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Game titles of PS5
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (PS5) – November 17th
- Q4 2020
- Astro’s Playroom (PS5) – Q4 2020
- Bugsnax (PS5) – Q4 2020
- Godfall (PS5) – Q4 2020
- Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PS5) – Q4 2020
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5) – Q4 2020
- NBA 2K21 (PS5) – Q4 2020 (US)
- Outriders (PS5) – Q4 2020
- 2020 (Tentative)
- Control: Ultimate Edition (PS5) – 2020
- Destiny 2 (PS5) – 2020
- Haven (PS5) – 2020
- Observer: System Redux (PS5) – 2020
- Overcooked: All You Can Eat (PS5) – 2020
- Paradise Lost (PS5) – 2020
- Planet Coaster: Console Edition (PS5) – 2020 (US)
- The Pathless (PS5) – 2020 (US)
- Worms Rumble (PS5) – 2020
- January, 2021 (Tentative)
- Hitman 3 (PS5) – January 2021
- The Pedestrian (PS5) – January 2021
- February, 2021
- Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood (PS5) – February 04th
- Far Cry 6 (PS5) – February 18th
- Q2 2021
- Balan Wonderworld (PS5) – Q2 2021
- Deathloop (PS5) – Q2 2021
- 2021 (Tentative)
- Braid: Anniversary Edition (PS5) – 2021
- Destruction AllStars (PS5) – 2021
- Dustborn (PS5) – 2021
- Ghostwire: Tokyo (PS5) – 2021
- Goodbye Volcano High (PS5) – 2021
- Guilty Gear Strive (PS5) – 2021
- Heavenly Bodies (PS5) – 2021
- Hood: Outlaws & Legends (PS5) – 2021
- Horizon Forbidden West (PS5) – 2021
- In Sound Mind (PS5) – 2021
- Metal: Hellsinger (PS5) – 2021
- PES 2022 (PS5) – 2021
- Resident Evil Village (PS5) – 2021
- Returnal (PS5) – 2021
- Roots of Pacha (PS5) – 2021 (US)
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PS5) – 2021
- Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One (PS5) – 2021
- Solar Ash (PS5) – 2021 (US)
- Stray (PS5) – 2021 (US)
- Temtem (PS5) – 2021
- The Lord of the Rings: Gollum (PS5) – 2021
- Tribes of Midgard (PS5) – 2021
- Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 (PS5) – 2021
- Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong (PS5) – 2021
- 2022 (Tentative)
- Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes (PS5) – 2022
- Pragmata (PS5) – 2022
- Sea of Stars (PS5) – 2022
- Gran Turismo 7 (PS5) – TBA (US)
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PS5) – TBA
- S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 (PS5) – TBA
- Scarlet Nexus (PS5) – TBA
- Game Titles of Xbox Series X
- Price comparison of Xbox Series X and PS5
Game Titles of Xbox Series X
- Crossfire X (also on Xbox One)
- Forza Motorsport
- Gears: Tactics
- Halo Infinite (also confirmed for Xbox One)
- Senua’s Sacrifice: Hellblade II
- State of Decay 3
- As Dusk Falls
- Bright Memory Infinite
- Call Of The Sea
- Echo Generation
- Hello Neighbor 2
- Phantasy Star Online 2
- Second Extinction
- S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2
- Tell Me Why
- Tetris Effect: Connected
- The Ascent
- The Gunk
- The Medium
- Warhammer Dark Tides
- Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
- Balan Wonderworld
- Braid: Anniversary Edition
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Destiny 2
- Doom Eternal
- DiRT 5
- Dying Light 2
- Far Cry 6
- FIFA 21
- Gods and Monsters
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Hitman III
- Hoods: Outlaws & Legends
- Hyper Scape
- Little Devil Inside
- Madden NFL 21
- Marvel’s Avengers
- NBA 2k21
- Overcooked: All You Can Eat
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2022
- Rainbow Six Quarantine
- Rainbow Six Siege
- Resident Evil Village
- Scarlet Nexus
- The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
- The Sims 5
- The Elder Scrolls Online
- The Pedestrian
- Watch Dogs Legion
- WRC 9
- Yakuza: Like A Dragon
Xbox Series X Vs. PS5 – Price
None of the console makers have revealed the prices yet, but some speculations from the sources suggest that PS5 will be starting from $499, the information comes from IronManPS5 who is famous for his leaks. The PS5 digital edition which comes without a Blu-ray drive might cost around $399 which is something we are not sure of yet.
PS4 had a lot of sales and was one of the most famous gaming consoles of its time, all of this happened because of its affordable price, Sony managed to sell around 107 million copies around the world making it the second most sold gaming console in the world.
On the other hand, Xbox One was priced at $499 which was quite costly as compared to PS4, this was the biggest reason why Xbox One had only 50% sales of PS4. We learn from our mistakes, Microsoft must have also learned from its mistake, and we can expect the price to be less than what Xbox One had.
None of the company have revealed the official prices yet, we are eagerly waiting for it, and will cover up the information if we receive any.
So, this was everything we wanted to share about Xbox Series X Vs. PS5. Both of the gaming consoles are going to take over the gaming industry by storm with their advanced technology and improved specifications.
None of the companies has revealed the official price of its console as of now, leaksters and experts are expecting the price to be near to 499 dollars, as due to the pandemic, there are chances of low sales, therefore the company will have to find a way out to manage its sales.
Moreover, in this article we have reviewed both of the consoles based on its features and listed down the games that will be officially released for the PS5 and Xbox Series X. We have also made a comparison table, which will help you to quickly see the specifications of both consoles side by side.