PS5 full specifications revealed, Xbox Series X comparison


PS5 full specifications have been revealed today and we've added Xbox Series X’s full specifications comparison too.

Today, Mark Cerny detailed:
  • CPU: 8 Zen 2 Cores @ 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
  • GPU: 10.28 teraflops, 36 CUs @ 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
  • Memory: 16GB GDDR6, 256-bit
  • Memory Bandwidth: 448GB per second
  • Internal Storage: Custom 825GB SSD
  • IO Throughput: Raw: 5.5GB per-second; compressed: Typical 8-9GB per-second
  • Expandable Storage: NVMe SSD Slot
  • External Storage: USB HDD Support
  • Optical Drive 4K: UHD Blu-ray Drive
PS5 is offering less teraflops and a smaller SSD, but the option to change the SSD for a bigger one. The RAM is on par with the Xbox Series X. In comparison, we’d expect the PS5 to cost less than the Xbox Series X, but also to be less powerful.

PS5 specs compared to Xbox Series X specs

Tech SpecsPS5Xbox Series X
CPU8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.6 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
GPU10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz
GPU ArchitectureCustom RDNA 2Custom RDNA 2
Memory16GB GDDR6/256-bit16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320b bus
Memory Bandwidth448GB/s10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s
Internal StorageCustom 825GB SSD1 TB Custom NVME SSD
I/O Throughput5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with hardware decompression block)
Expandable StorageNVMe SSD Slot1 TB proprietary Expansion Card
External StorageUSB HDD SupportUSB 3.2 External HDD Support
Optical Drive4K UHD Blu-ray Drive4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive
Dimensions5.94 inches x 5.94 inches x 11.85 inches
Weight4.45 kg
Performance Target4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS

What do you make of PS5's specs? How about in comparison with the Xbox Series X? We still have more on the PS5, stay tuned!
Those are some impressive specs! Now all we need is a release date and price. I'm considering just getting a ps4 and skipping the 5.
I think in the long run, it looks like PS5 will be a cheaper and easier system to have around, whereas the Xbox is all horsepower and hopefully maybe games on it?

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