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PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Series X: Alleged devkit specs leak and Xbox updates online presence with new console image

Microsoft has started teasing the Xbox Series X on social networks. (Image source: @Xbox)
Microsoft has started teasing the Xbox Series X on social networks. (Image source: @Xbox)
Some fresh specifications supposedly linked to devkits of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X have been shared online. Although many have already dismissed the information as fake, the consoles seem evenly matched in devkit form. Xbox has also updated its Twitter and Facebook accounts with an image of a console floating ominously over a body of water.

A recent post on 4channel from someone claiming to be a games tester with access to devkits of both the PS5 and Xbox Series X (XSX) has revealed some interesting specifications about the two upcoming next-gen consoles. It appears the machines are quite similar, although the PS5 has the edge with the SSD’s speed while the XSX has a slightly faster CPU. Naturally, it’s best to take this leak with the prerequisite pinch of salt:

PlayStation 5 Xbox Series X
CPU AMD Zen 2 @3.6 GHz AMD Zen 2 @3.7 GHz
GPU 12.6 TFLOPS (RDNA 1.5) 11.8 TFLOPS (RDNA 1.5)
RAM 18 GB GDDR6 + 4 GB DDR4 16 GB GDDR6 + 4 GB DDR4
Storage 500 GB SSD @5.5 GB/s 1 TB SSD @3.8 GB/s
Bandwidth 576 GB/s 596 GB/s

The post continues to mention that the Xbox Series X should manage 12.1 TFLOPS and have its RAM tweaked for the final model. The leak also states that the PS5 will have dedicated cores for RT and 3D Audio, while the XSX will also have dedicated Ray-Tracing cores but apparently fewer than its PlayStation rival. Unsurprisingly, this particular leak has already attracted naysayers, with focus being placed on the PS5’s apparently small capacity SSD (although these are specifications allegedly taken from devkits).

A new image of the Xbox Series X has appeared on social sites such as Facebook and Twitter. There is nothing fresh to be discovered about the console itself with the image, but at least Microsoft is leading the way with teasing its next-gen machine, while we still have nothing concrete from Sony yet in regard to the PS5's final design.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-02-17 (Update: 2020-02-17)
Daniel R Deakin
Daniel R Deakin - Managing Editor News
My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.