Xbox Project Scarlett vs. PlayStation 5: Specs comparison table and latest launch price speculation for both consoles
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Plenty of supposed specifications for both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Two (Project Scarlett) have already been issued this year, so we have put together a quick-glance table to see how the two major consoles are faring. Although both manufacturers are apparently claiming their product will employ a “secret sauce” (which still points to some serious SSD tweaking), the alleged hardware specifications show that the PS5 and Xbox 2 don’t differ immensely.
It’s important to remember that many details in the table, especially the CPU specs, GPU specs, and amount of RAM, are based on what could be considered tenuous leaks or supposed devkit specifications. Still, it does give a clearer picture of how the respective consoles could be shaping up, and looking at the table you could be forgiven for thinking the next-generation Xbox currently has the edge on the PS5 thanks to its rumored CPU and GPU specs.
|PlayStation 5||Project Scarlett/Xbox Two|
|CPU||8-core 7nm custom AMD Zen 2||12-core 7nm custom AMD Zen 2|
|CPU specs||3.2 GHz clock?||3.4 GHz clock?|
|GPU||Custom AMD Radeon Navi||Custom AMD Radeon Navi|
|GPU specs||1.8 GHz, 56 compute units, 12.9 - 14 TFLOPS||80 compute units, 14.366 TFLOPS, L4 1 GB @1.3 TB/s|
|RAM||24 GB GDDR6 (plus 4 GB for OS)||24 GB GDDR6 (plus 4 GB for the OS)|
|Storage||Custom SSD (possibly with a 2 TB HDD)||Next-gen 500 GB NVMe SSD (+ 1 TB HDD)|
|Video output||Up to 8K, 4K @120 Hz||Up to 8K, up to 120 Hz, variable refresh rate|
|Backward compatibility||PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR||Xbox One, Xbox 360, Xbox|
|Launch date||November 2020?||Holiday 2020|
In other PS5/Xbox 2-related news, a securities analyst has offered up some new potential launch prices for the consoles, and they are not as high as you might expect. Many estimates seem to have settled somewhere close to the US$500 mark; however, this latest speculation predicts Microsoft putting a price tag of US$399 on the Xbox Project Scarlett and obviously Sony would have to match the price with its PS5.