One of the great pillars of the performance of Playstation 5 it's the technology of your hard drive and its read / write speeds. We've already heard a lot about the Sony console SSD, but recently, Mark Cerny he took it upon himself to explain his potential a little more. The soaring PS5 hard drive performance it can change a lot the graphic aspect and, above all, the worlds that shape future video games; however, it is possible that not everyone can benefit from this feature so particular.
John Linneman, one of the members of Digital Foundry who has been able to access the PS5 hardware and know all its details first hand, explains that both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X hard drives they are more than capable for new games. Although the difference between both discs in terms of speeds is huge, as you can see in this comparison, many of the future releases will offer similar qualities and performance on both platforms. On Twitter, in addition, he points out that this technical difference is not going to be noticeable, "except, perhaps, for some 1st party games that are faster."
Sure, only first party games will truly use those speeds but multiplatform games are still going to be made with SSD in mind. I mean, we went from 50-100MB / s last gen to 2.4GB / s (X) and 5.5GB / s (PS5). That's a MASSIVE leap.
– John Linneman (@ dark1x) March 18, 2020
In fact, L inneman notes that it is highly likely that "Only first-party games really use those speeds"
Despite this possible limitation, in which precisely be Sony the one that most differentiates manages to mark with its own developments, the new generation will be able to take advantage of the games that use the new SSDs. We will soon be able to start to see the change, although 2021 promises to be the year that Xbox Series X and PS5 really can amaze us with their games.
Is PlayStation 5 more powerful than Xbox Series X?
If you are curious to know which of the two next-gen consoles is more powerful, Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5, we are sorry to tell you that it is too soon to affirm anything. In AlfaBetaJuega you can find a technical comparison of PS5 vs. Xbox Series X with complete official data and conclusions with the advantages and disadvantages of each other, in fact, we also explain what TFLOPS are and what they tell us about the new consoles from Sony and Microsoft.
We give the tools to understand a little more what is happening on the more technical side of the next-gen, although we anticipate that it is too soon to be able to indicate which of the two platforms of the new generation will manage to bring the most ambitious video games to our homes. It will be the development studies that are responsible for telling us that, although, as we have just seen with the third parties, it is possible that not everyone can, at least from the beginning, take advantage of all the hardware that the next will bring generation of consoles at the end of the year.