Feature Xbox Series X PlayStation 5
Price TBD TBD
Release Date* Holiday 2020 Holiday 2020
Optical Drive 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive
RAM 16 GB GDDR6 RAM 16GB GDDR6 RAM
Memory Bandwidth 10GB at 560GB/s

6GB at 335GB/s

448GB/s
CPU 8x Zen 2 Cores (3.8GHz)

(3.6GHz with Simultaneous Multi-Threading)

8x Zen 2 Cores (3.5GHz)
GPU Custom AMD Radeon RNDA Navi producing 12 Teraflops with 52 CUs at 1.825GHz Custom AMD Radeon RDNA Navi GPU producing 10.28 Teraflops with 36 CUs at 2.23GHz
Video Output Native 4K & 8K Support, up to 120Hz Native 4K & 8K Support, up to 120Hz
Ray Tracing Yes Yes
Data Transfer Speed (I/O Throughput) 2.4GB/s (raw)

4.8GB/s (compressed)

5.5GB/s (raw)

8-9GB/s (compressed)

Storage Custom 1TB NVMe SSD Custom 825GB SSD
Expandable Storage Proprietary 1TB SSD Expansion Card

USB HDD Support

NVMe SSD Slot

USB HDD Support

Backwards Compatibility Xbox Games

Xbox 360 Games

Xbox One Games and Accessories

PlayStation 4 Games

PlayStation VR Hardware & Games

Streaming Game Service Project xCloud Remote Play
Quick Resume Multiple games and apps simultaneously TBD
Controllers Xbox Series X Controller

Xbox One Controller

DualShock 5
Controller Charging USB Type-C USB Type-C
Batteries AA TBD
Subscription Service Xbox Live PlayStation Plus
USB Front: One Type-A USB Port

Rear: 1TB External SSD Slot

2x Type-A USB Port

TBD
Hardwired Internet Ethernet TBD
Wireless Connections Bluetooth

Wireless Radio for Controllers

TBD
A/V Hookups HDMI HDMI
Power Supply 300W TBD
Region Locked TBD TBD

*Release date may slip from Holiday 2020 for both consoles due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on supply chains across the globe.

About The Author

Christopher Kalanderopoulos founded Eggplante in 2009 to cover one event in Los Angeles. It never occurred to him that it would make him the Editor of an online magazine for the next decade. He spends most of his time gaming, backing cool Kickstarter projects, and hanging out with his wicked cool nieces and nephews.

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