What we know about Xbox Series X and Playstation 5

Late 2020 is the release for both consoles, Xbox Series X and Playstation 5

Xbox vs PS: The war is on again, what do you choose?

Later this year both Microsoft and Sony have announced their new consoles to release, Xbox Series X and Playstation 5. The wait has been long, almost 7 years since the last Xbox One and Playstation 4 was released.

They both announces the release at holiday season 2020.


At first glance its seems the two consoles have the same specs, but with some minor differences. It looks like Xbox is winning the hardware war by an inch, but in real life, it’s hard to predict which one is going to be the best console.

The processors in both Xbox and Playstation will have an AMD Zen 2 core with 7-nanometer technology, but with different speed. The new Xbox will have 3,8 GHz while Nintendo has gone for 3,5 GHz, both with 8 cores.

AMD is also delivering the graphics cards for Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 and is position themself closer to the market leader Nvidia.
The Xbox is coming with a 12.0 teraflop AMD RDNA 2 and Playstation with 10.3 teraflop AMD RDNA 2. Both will support up to 8k resolution and 120 fps, but not at the same time.

Ray tracing is also implemented in both consoles and will give the games better graphics and realism.


Xbox Series X has gone for 1 TB custom NVMe SSD which is 175 GB more than the Playstation 5 that comes with 825 GB custom SSD.

The implementation of external drives is a bit different as the Xbox goes for a 1 GB external card which is inserted into the console. Playstation goes for a free choice variant as long as it has NVMe PCIe 4.0 and has the same speed or higher than the Playstation original drive.

The game loading times will be reduced to a minimum compared to the last consoles. It seemed like an eternity loading in a game before, now the time has come to finally change out the old drives with an SSD to make the wait less.

Xbox Series X vs PS5 Specs

Xbox Series X

Playstation 5

Release DateHoliday 2020Holiday 2020
Backwards CompatibilityAll Xbox One games / Select Xbox 360 and original Xbox gamesAlmost all PS4 games, including optimized PS4 Pro titles
CPU8-core, 3.8 GHz AMD Zen 28-core 3.5 GHz AMD Zen 2
GPU12.0 teraflop AMD RDNA 210.3 teraflop AMD RDNA 2
Storage1 TB custom NVMe SSD825 GB custom SSD
ResolutionUp to 8KUp to 8K
Frame RateUp to 120 fpsUp to 120 fps
Optical Disc Drive4K UHD Blu-ray4K UHD Blu-ray
GamesHalo Infinite, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2Horizon II: Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7


Both Microsoft and Sony have announced backward compatibility for their new consoles but it seems like Microsoft will have the better deal as they promise that all Xbox One games will be compatible with the new Xbox.

Don’t worry PlayStation fans, the new PS will have plenty of old games compatible as well.

Halo Infinite

Exclusive launch titles:

Xbox Series X

  • Everwild
  • Halo Infinite
  • Hellblade 2
  • Scorn
  • The Medium

Playstation 5

  • Astro’s Playroom
  • Demon’s Souls
  • Destruction All Stars
  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
  • Returnal
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure

The wait is soon over and we are eager to finally try them out. Let’s hope they will be worth the money.

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