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