During today’s “Road to PS5” livestream, PlayStation’s Mark Cerny delivered a talk getting into the details of the PlayStation 5’s specs and architecture. Earlier this month, Xbox released the technical specs for the upcoming Series X.
Check out how the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X stand shoulder to shoulder based on what we know so far.
|PlayStation 5||Xbox Series X|
|CPU||8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz||8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU|
|GPU||10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHZ||12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz|
|GPU Architecture||Custom RDNA 2||Custom RDNA 2|
|Memory/Interface||16GB GDDR6/256-bit||16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus|
|Memory Bandwidth||448GB/s||10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s|
|Internal Storage||Custom 825GB SSD||1 TB Custom NVME SSD|
|IO Throughput||5.5 GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)||2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)|
|Expandable Storage||NVMe SSD Slot||1 TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly)|
|External Storage||USB HDD Support||USB 3.2 External HDD Support|
|Optical Drive||4K UHD Blu-ray Drive||4K UHD Blu-ray Drive|
Both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are set to release during the holiday season. We’ll have more information as it comes.