Here's How Xbox Series X Compares To PS5

Alright, here we go -- the comparison breakdown between Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. Below, you can see a table (thanks Push Square!) indicating the differences between both consoles, with the better specifications highlighted in bold. Let's take a look:

Xbox Series X & PS5 Technical Specifications Comparison

Tech Specs Xbox Series X PlayStation 5
CPU 8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.6 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
GPU 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
GPU Architecture Custom RDNA 2 Custom RDNA 2
Die Size 360.45 mm² --
Process 7nm Enhanced --
Memory 16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320b bus 16GB GDDR6/256-bit
Memory Bandwidth 10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s 448GB/s
Internal Storage 1 TB Custom NVME SSD Custom 825GB SSD
I/O Throughput 2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block) 5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)
Expandable Storage 1 TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly) NVMe SSD Slot
External Storage USB 3.2 External HDD Support USB HDD Support
Optical Drive 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive
Performance Target 4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS --
Dimensions 151mm x 151mm x 301mm --
Weight 4.45 kg --

As you can see, Xbox Series X certainly looks like the more powerful console on paper compared to PS5. The 12 Teraflops of GPU power is a notable upgrade over Sony's machine, the CPU has a slight advantage too, and the PS5 also has a smaller SSD than the one used in Microsoft's console. That said, if we're going to give the PS5 credit (we suppose we have to!), its SSD is said to be 'blindingly fast'.

How are you feeling about the Xbox Series X compared to PS5? Has this changed your opinion on either? Tell us in the comments.