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Xbox Project Scarlett vs. PlayStation 5: Specs comparison table and latest launch price speculation for both consoles

It's likely the next-generation Xbox and the PS5 will dominate future console sales. (Image source: NewsBeezer)
It's likely the next-generation Xbox and the PS5 will dominate future console sales. (Image source: NewsBeezer)
The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Project Scarlett seem destined to be fierce competitors by the end of next year, and it appears to be rather tricky to divine which next-generation console is most likely to have the edge. We have compiled a comparison table populated by confirmed and rumored details about each console, just in time to report about new speculated launch prices that will make gamers giddy if they come true.

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.

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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
Ray tracing Yes Yes
Disc drive Yes Yes
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.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-06-15 (Update: 2019-06-15)