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PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Series X vs. Xbox Series S

With today’s PlayStation 5 unveiling, all the card are on the table in the next-gen console battle. Here’s a look at the new Xbox Series X and Series S compared to the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition. On paper, the two consoles appear to be pretty equally matched, with the Xbox Series X coming out on top when it comes to pure processing power.

What can’t be measured, of course, will be the exclusive titles that each console will have—and which will usually be the tiebreaker when all else is equal. Not sure which next-gen console you’re going to upgrade to? You’ve got about two months to decide. The Xbox Series X, Series S, and both versions of the PlayStation 5 will all be released in the second week of November.

PlayStation 5Playstation 5 Digital EditionXbox Series XXbox Series S
CPURyzen “Zen 2”
8c/16t Ze
Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
AMD Ryzen “Zen 2”
8c/16t
Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
8X Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPUX Cores @ 3.6 GHz (3.4 GHz w/SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
GPUAMD Radeon RDNA 2
36 CUs @
Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz
AMD Radeon RDNA 2-
36 CUs @
Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz
Custom AMD RDNA 2 GPU 52 CUs @1.825 GHz Custom AMD RDNA 2 GPU 20 CUs @1.565 GHz
GPU Power10.3 TFLOPS10.3 TFLOPS12.15 TFLOPS4 TFLOPS
Video CapabilitiesTrue 4K Gaming Resolution at up to 120 fps/120Hz

8K HDR output capable
True 4K Gaming Resolution at up to 120 fps/120Hz

8K HDR output capable
True 4K Gaming Resolution at up to 120 fps

8K HDR output capable
1440p Gaming Resolution at up to 120 fps
RAM16GB GDDR616GB GDDR616GB GDDR610GB GDDR6
Storage825GB SSD
5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)
825GB SSD
5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)
1TB Custom NVME SSD512GB Custom NVME SSD
Expandable StorageNVMe SSD slot or USB 3.1 external HDD
NVMe SSD slot or USB 3.1 external HDDSupport for 1TB Seagate Expansion Card or USB 3.1 external HDDSupport for 1TB Seagate Expansion Card or USB 3.1 external HDD
Optical Drive4K UHD Blu-RayNone4K UHD Blu-RayNone
Connectivity2 USB Type-A
1 USB Type-C
802.11ax
Bluetooth 5.1
2 USB Type-A
1 USB Type-C
802.11ax
Bluetooth 5.1
1 HDMI 2.1 port
3 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
802.11ac dual band wireless
1 HDMI 2.1 port
3 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
802.11ac dual band wireless
Release DateNovember 12, 2020November 12, 2020November 10, 2020November 10, 2020
MSRP$499.99$399.99$499.99$299.99
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2 Comments

  • Reply
    E
    September 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    When will ABT start pre orders?

    • Reply
      Pete R
      September 21, 2020 at 12:34 pm

      Hopefully soon. We are waiting to hear from Microsoft and Sony about what our stock numbers will be. Preorders will definitely be announced here and our social media channels.

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