Sony PS5 is underrated – Xbox Series X is not superior


Sony PS5

Last week, both Microsoft and Sony disclosed the hardware specifications of the Xbox Series X and PS5. From a paper perspective (especially CPU / GPU), many analysts agree that Microsoft has a slight edge on performance. In fact, since the infrastructure platforms of the two sets of hosts are completely the same, simply comparing the frequency and the single-precision floating-point of the GPU can accurately obtain the performance data. Obviously, the Sony PS5 is behind this time. However, Kotaku’s veteran, Jason Schreier, pointed out that Sony PS5 is simply just underrated and its bad marketing is not helping either. His words

I shouldn’t have to be the one saying this, but the PS5’s SSD is a *huge deal* and could actually change the way games are designed. Meanwhile, gamers will just look at the side-by-side specs and believe the Xbox is superior – Sony’s marketing couldn’t have handled this any worse

Sony PS5 & Xbox Series X

If Sony PS5 is willing to lower its price a bit and distribute some exclusive works, the advantages of the Xbox Series X will disappear as quickly as it came. Furthermore, the PS5 has some heavy improvements in terms of 3D sound effects and DS5 controllers. Also, the 9GB / s SSD seems to be underestimated.

MICROSOFT XBOX SERIES X VS SONY PS5 – SPECS COMPARISON

PlayStation 5 Xbox Series X
CPU 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz
(variable frequency, with SMT)
8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.8GHz
(3.6GHz with SMT)
GPU 10.28 TFLOPs,
36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
12.16 TFLOPs,
52 CUs at 1.825GHz
GPU Architecture Custom RDNA 2
w/ hardware RT support
Custom RDNA 2
w/ hardware RT support
Memory 16GB GDDR6 16GB GDDR6
Memory Bandwidth 448GB/s 10GB at 560GB/s,
6GB at 336GB/s
Internal Storage Custom 825GB NVMe SSD 1TB Custom NVMe SSD
IO Throughput 5.5GB/s (Raw),
8-9GB/s (Compressed)
2.4GB/s (Raw),
4.8GB/s (Compressed)
Expandable Storage NVMe SSD Slot 1TB Expansion Card
External Storage USB HDD Support USB HDD Support
Optical Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive
HDMI 2.1 (4K/120Hz, 8K, VRR) 2.1 (4K/120Hz, 8K, VRR)
Backward compatibility PlayStation 4 Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Price TBA TBA
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