During today’s “Road to PS5” livestream, PlayStation’s Mark Cerny delivered a talk getting into the details of the PlayStation 5’s specs and architecture. Earlier this month, Xbox released the technical specs for the upcoming Series X.

Check out how the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X stand shoulder to shoulder based on what we know so far.

  PlayStation 5 Xbox Series X
CPU 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz 8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
GPU 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHZ 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz
GPU Architecture Custom RDNA 2 Custom RDNA 2
Memory/Interface 16GB GDDR6/256-bit 16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus
Memory Bandwidth 448GB/s 10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s
Internal Storage Custom 825GB SSD 1 TB Custom NVME SSD
IO Throughput 5.5 GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed) 2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)
Expandable Storage NVMe SSD Slot 1 TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly)
External Storage USB HDD Support USB 3.2 External HDD Support
Optical Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive

Both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are set to release during the holiday season. We’ll have more information as it comes.

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