The next generation of consoles is coming, with plenty of emphasis on how much power these things have — the better to render modern graphics. Last week we got a look at what's inside Microsoft's Xbox Series X, and today we're finally seeing what's under the hood with the PlayStation 5. As usual, we've lined up their specs for a side-by-side comparison, though for a final verdict we'd wait to see what games each system has lined up and Engadget's full review when both systems launch later this year.
|PlayStation 5||Xbox Series X|
|Price||Not available||Not available|
|Dimensions||Not available||151 x 151 x 301 mm (5.94 x 5.94 x 11.85 inches)|
|Weight||Not available||4.45 kg (9.8 pounds)|
|CPU||Custom AMD Zen 2, 8-core 3.5 GHz||Custom AMD Zen 2, 8-core 3.8 GHz|
|GPU||Custom RDNA 2, 10.28 TFLOP, 36 CU at 2.23 GHz||Custom RDNA 2, 12 TFLOP, 52 CU at 1.825 GHz|
|RAM||16 GB GDDR6 256-bit||16 GB GDDR6 320-bit|
|Memory bandwidth||448 GB/s||10GB at 560GB/s, 6GB at 336GB/s|
|Internal storage||825 GB SSD||1 TB SSD|
|I/O throughput||5.5 GB/s (raw), 8-9 GB/s (compressed)||2.4 GB/s (raw), 4.8 GB/s (compressed)|
|External storage||USB HDD support||1 TB expansion card, USB HDD support|
|Physical media||4K UHD Blu-ray||4K UHD Blu-ray|
|Output resolution||4K||4K at 60 fps|
Note: The PS5 has an M.2 slot so the internal storage can be expanded.