Sony PS5 vs Xbox Series X: Who wins the Battle of Titans?

ps5 vs xbox series x

Since the unveiling of PS5, gamers have started asking the million-dollar question: PS5 or Xbox series X? Tour Research has published a chart on Weibo that visually compares the performance of the two consoles in various features. And the question is essential. Here we are going to compare Sony PS5 and Xbox series X.


In terms of CPUs for both consoles, both the XSX and PS5 are powered by AMD processors, and both of which are 8-core and Uses the Zen2 architecture, but the XSX has a 3.8GHz CPU, and the PS5 has a 3.5GHz CPU frequency (variable frequency). In terms of GPU, the XSX has 12 TFLOPs of floating-point computing power, and the PS5 has 10.28 TFLOPs of floating-point computing power. Both PS5 and XSX consoles have gained twice the combined computing power of their respective predecessors.

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In terms of memory, the XSX comes with a 16GB GDDR6 320-bit memory, and the PS5 is a 16GB GDDR6 256-bit bus. On the hard drive side, the XSX has a 1TB custom SSD with a 2.4GB/s; the PS5 has an 825GB custom SSD with 5.5GB/s speed, almost twice the read and write speed of the XSX’s hard drive.

Sony PlayStation 5

8K is supported in both the consoles, ray-tracing technology, and the XSX can do between 60-120 fps when playing in 4K resolution. And the Sony PS5 can go up to 120 fps as well. In terms of compatibility, the XSX is directly compatible with games up to the original Xbox, and the PS5 is compatible with games up its predecessor PS4 only.

The PS5’s game loading speed will be better than other consoles. But, the Xbox Series X’s ability to maintain a high frame rate of 4K is far better than the others. The loading speed of PS5 can even be twice as fast as XSX. This reflects in the SSD performance data, up to 5.5GB/s (compressed data speed up to 9GB/s). This is 2.4 times faster than XSX. So the battle of PS5 vs Xbox Series X is tied up here


Microsoft has made XSX cheaper than the PS5 as for the price. Some reports were there saying that the XSX will be $100 less expensive than the PS5. Recently, Amazon Uk suddenly launched a landing page for the Sony PS5. it had a price tag within the photo. The Amazon UK page shows that this console will be selling for £599 ($759). It’s interesting because this price falls within the speculations. According to previous reports, the Sony PS5 price may be between $400 – $800. The £599 ($759) price tag seems accurate and reasonable.

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Both consoles have their standout performance, and in a comprehensive comparison of the data, the PS5’s hard drive, read and write speeds are significantly higher than the PS4’s. XSX, otherwise, there is not much difference between the two consoles. This winter, both consoles will make their debut, and you all can compare their gaming performance at that time.

Here is a quick look table for a comparison.

Xbox Series XSony PS5
CPU8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU8x Cores @ 3.5 GHz (variable frequency)
GPU12.155 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU10.28 TFLOPS, 36 CUs @ 2.33 GHz (variable frequency)
Size360.45 mmTBD
Processor7nm EnhancedTBD
Memory16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus16 GB GDDR6
Memory bandwidth10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s448 GB/s
Internal Storage1 TB Custom NVME SSD825 GB Custom NVME SSD
I/O Throughput2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)5.5 GB/s (Raw), up to 8-9GB/s (Compressed)
Expandable storage1 TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly)NVMe SSD Slot
External storageUSB 3.2 External HDD SupportUSB External HDD Support
Optical drive4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive
Performance target4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS and 8K4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS and 8K

From the above comparison, we can see that both fare very well spec-wise. And at the end, the choice comes to what is important for you and if the titles you love are available for the console. So let us know what your choice will be out of the Xbox Series X and Sony PS5 and why?

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