Comparing The Technical Specs Of PlayStation 5 And Xbox Series X

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
8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz
8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHZ
12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz
GPU Architecture
Custom RDNA 2
Custom RDNA 2
16GB GDDR6/256-bit
16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus
Memory Bandwidth
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
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.