- Dec 12, 2018
Much like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are x86-based platforms that have a lot in common with PC—and with each other. The Zen 2 CPUs and RDNA2 GPU configuration is very similar to what we expect to see in a number of upper midrange PC builds in 2020 and early 2021.
However, both consoles have “secret sauce,” technologies that Microsoft and Sony have deployed that don’t have clear parallels in the PC space. What are the implications of these secret sauce technologies? How will they impact performance and graphics fidelity? And will they compensate for the differences between the PS5 and Xbox Series X in terms of raw CPU and GPU horsepower? Until we see actual, shipping games on both these platforms, it will be hard to come to objective conclusions. However, we’ll be taking a deep dive here to explore the secret sauce tech found on each of these platforms to better understand what’s going on and how developers will be able to leverage these unique, platform-specific functions.