Once Sony revealed the technical characteristics of the Playstation 5finally it is possible to make a comparative with its main rival, Microsoft's Xbox Series X. It is important to note that, for the moment, we only have a table of numbers; When we talk about video game consoles, the best thing is wait to have both proposals and check their performance at the time of playing.

In the next generation, both Sony and Microsoft will use multiple proprietary technologies, which will allow them to take advantage of all the performance of their hardware components and adapt them to their needs. We are before the consoles with more patented technologies by their managers. Therefore, now more than ever it is wrong to start drawing conclusions about which console is more powerful


Playstation 5 Xbox Series X
CPU Custom AMD Zen 2 with 8 cores and 3.5GHz variable clock frequency AMD Zen 2 custom with 8 cores and 3.8GHz clock frequency
GPU AMD with custom RDNA 2 architecture, 36 2.23GHz computing units and 10.28 Teraflops. Ray Tracing Support AMD with custom RDNA 2 architecture, 52 1,825 GHz computing units and 12 Teraflops. Ray Tracing Support
Memory bandwidth 448 GB / s 10GB to 560GB / s and 6GB to 336GB / s
Internal storage Custom 825GB NVMe SSD Custom 1TB NVMe SSD
Storage speed 5.5 GB / s (Uncompressed), 8-9 GB / s (Compressed) 2.4 GB / s (Uncompressed), 4.8 GB / s (Compressed)
Expandable storage NVMe SSD expansion slot 1TB Seagate Memory Card
External storage Support for USB HDD Support for USB HDD
Optical unit 4K UHD Blu-ray 4K UHD Blu-ray
HDMI 2.1 (4K / 120Hz, 8K) 2.1 (4K / 120Hz, 8K)

Of course, the table indicates that the Xbox Series X surpasses the performance of the PlayStation 5 thanks to its GPU. Redmond's proposal reaches 56 computing units and 12 Teraflops, while Japanese hardware reaches 36 computing units and 10.28 Teraflops. However, Sony has made it clear that the PS5 can increase its performance thanks to AMD's SmartShift technology, which will allow the CPU to share unused power to the GPU.

When it comes to the superiority of the PS5, its internal SSD storage system promises to be one of the fastest on the market

. Its speed of 5.5 GB / s in decompressed data and between 8 and 9 GB for compressed data, easily exceed the 2.4 GB / s and 4.8 GB / s of the Xbox Series X. Again I mention it: they are numbers that developers will have to take advantage of in their titles and at the moment they mean little when they are reflected in a table.

However, the numbers shared by the two companies they remain promises to be tested. We will have to verify on our own that Microsoft will take advantage of the 12 Teraflops, or that Sony can really boost the performance of its GPU when necessary. Consoles are likely to offer a fairly even final performance, because each one will take advantage of the advantages it has over the other. The absurd conflicts between "fans" that have been generated in the last hours will not make sense.

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