So, here we are again, hot on the heels of the next generation of consoles to launch with PS5 vs Xbox Series X right around the corner. It feels like just yesterday, I was unboxing my shiny new Killzone edition PS4. Ah, those were the days…500 gigs of storage, an 8GB GDDR5 and a built-in Blu-ray player—the future had arrived! Oh, how naïve I was…
Fast forward to the present day and the upcoming system’s architecture reads more like a custom-built, high-end PC than a store-bought console. The paradigm has indeed shifted in console gaming. Let’s explore what that means for you and what that means for the next generation of console gaming.
Comparison: PS5 vs Xbox Series X
At face value, both Sony’s PS5 vs Xbox series X offers an exceptional upgrade from their older counterparts. Both consoles promise 8k resolution, up to 120 frames per second, and super-fast load times thanks to the custom-built SSDs which they both feature. But what really sets them apart? Looking at the specs above, you can see that although some stats are comparable, the Xbox series X leads in the graphics department by almost 2 teraflops of power more. That is a lot of operating power.
For the uninitiated, a Teraflop is pretty much the measure of a system’s capacity for calculation operations going on in the background. To put it another way, the Series X can run around 12 trillion operations at any given time while the PS5 can only handle around 10.3 trillion.
…But the real question is, will it?
Just because the system can handle that many operations don’t mean that it will. It’s kind of like being the owner of a high-performance Lamborghini—just because it can do 220 miles an hour, doesn’t mean it will actually ever see that speed. The computing power is only as good as the developers who can leverage it. So yes, maybe we will see a 1st party Microsoft studio go all in and create a knockout punch but then again, look at what was accomplished the last generation by Sony with games like Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us Pt. 2.
Other features: PS5 vs Xbox Series X
Now, when it comes to loading all of those beautiful graphics, the SSDs take center stage. This console generation, for the first time ever, is offering custom-built SSDs. Which (for the noobs out there) stands for Solid-State Drive. This tech uses flash memory, which it can call upon at incredible speeds, and this translates to very fast load times. One of the greatest examples of the utilization of this tech is the “quick resume” feature on Xbox series X.
This feature gives the player the unique ability to hop between games quickly, without having to close the applications. Bear in mind, though, that Sony has kept a lot under wraps, so there is a possibility that the PS5 will offer a similar feature as well. Either way you shake it, loading times this generation will be a breeze thanks to the SSD upgrades.
Now let’s address the elephant in the room—The PS5.
Just kidding! Well kind of…
PS5 vs Xbox Series X which one is massive?
The PS5 is a pretty massive console. Standing at an entire 15 inches, that is a whole 4 inches taller than the Xbox series X. Some say size matters, but I think it’s all about the performance and, on that, both consoles are poised to deliver the goods. Whichever console you decide on this generation, you are in for a treat. Both will offer incredible graphical fidelity, improved load times, and probably some of the greatest games to ever be released. I would get into the console exclusives now, but that is a whole other article.
PS5 vs Xbox Series X, both are the best gaming consoles with exciting features. Both next-gen gaming consoles have their own importance in their domains. In PS5 vs Xbox Series X, which one is the better? We can’t declare the winner from both of the two. What console will you be backing this generation? Let us know in the comments below!