Only a few minutes ago, Sony organized its conference (which was to be held during the Game Developers Conference before it was canceled) to reveal all the characteristics of the new PS5. The opportunity for us to discover the information on the console. It was a very technical speech, very difficult to digest especially for the players. This speaking was mainly for industry professionals and developers who will work on this machine. Discover a summary of the conference right here.

We will focus on the characteristics of the PS5 and compare them against the PS4 Pro, the latest console from Sony but also against the Xbox Series X, the next competitor of the PS5.

PS5 vs PS4 Pro: The technical gap

Good Plan PS4 Pro Christmas

PS4 Pro features :

CPU:2.1 GHz AMD Jaguar (8 cores)
GPU: ATMD Radeon 911 MHz with 36 graphics cores (4.2 TFlops)
Memory : 8 GB GDDR5 with bandwidth of 218 GB / s + 1 GB DRAM (mainly used by background applications)
Memory bandwidth:
Internal storage: 1 TB custom HDD
Expandable storage:
External storage: USB 3.0 external hard drive support
Optical drive: Blu-Ray player
Performance objective: 4K upscaled to 60 FPS

PS5 features:

CPU: 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable)
GPU: 10.28 Tflops, 36CUs at 2.3GHz
Architecture: Custom RDNA 2
Memory :
16GB GDDR6 / 256Bits
Memory bandwidth: 448GB / s
Internal storage: 1 TB custom SSD
Expandable storage: NVMe SSD
External storage: USB 3.0 external hard drive support
Optical drive: 4K HUD Blu-Ray Player
Performance objective: 4K at 60 FPS, up to 120 FPS

Xbox Series X vs PS5

Features of the Xbox Series X:

CPU: 8 cores at 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz with SMT) Custom Zen 2 processor
GPU: 12 TFLOPS, 52 CPU at 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
Architecture: K
Memory : 16 GB GDDR6 with 320 MB bus
Memory bandwidth: 10 GB at 560 GB / s, 6 GB at 336 GB / s
Internal storage: 1 TB custom NVME SSD
Expandable storage: 1 TB expansion card (corresponds exactly to internal storage)
External storage: USB 3.2 external hard drive support
Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player
Performance objective: 4K at 60 FPS, up to 120 FPS

PS5 features:

CPU: 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable)
GPU: 10.28 Tflops, 36CUs at 2.3GHz
Architecture: Custom RDNA 2
Memory :
16GB GDDR6 / 256Bits
Memory bandwidth: 448GB / s
Internal storage: 1 TB custom SSD
Expandable storage: NVMe SSD
External storage: USB 3.0 external hard drive support
Optical drive: 4K HUD Blu-Ray Player
Performance objective: 4K at 60 FPS, up to 120 FPS

On paper, the Xbox Series X is therefore more powerful than the PS5. Here is a detailed table. While this Xbox Series X is more powerful, it doesn't mean much as many developers and professionals point out. Optimizing games will also play. But what is certain is that this is already a first point for Microsoft.

PS5 and Xbox Series X comparison

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