XBOX Series X
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Earlier, we made a PS4 and PS5 comparison. And we decided on that maybe gamers can choose to wait for a little for PS5′ digital version. But today we have another interesting comparison to make; PlayStation 5 and XBOX Series X. So let’s see if gamers should choose Xbox or PS5.


The first angle we will be approaching is Design. For the Xbox series X design, we have a minimalist outlook. Microsoft has presented us with a rectangular ‘tower’ resembling a small desktop PC. On the front, it has an illuminated Xbox logo and a disk slot. As far as the console is concerned, it is not very large, but it might still not fit some entertainment centers. To be exact, it is 11.9 inches tall and 6 inches wide.

You can say it is an exciting design. But now, let’s come to PS5. On the whole, it is white and has elegant curves. The black middle section looks like a skateboard ramp. But please do not practice your skateboarding skills, for it is EXPENSIVE. Moreover, on the edges, you can see Sony’s specific lighting. You can find 2 USB ports on the front of the console.

XBOX Series X
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Xbox Series X vs. PS5: Specs

Let’s see some specs now and see which one has evident superiority.


CPU: 8x Cores @ 3.5 GHz (variable frequency)

GPU: 10.3 TFLOPS, 36 CUs @ 2.33 GHz (variable frequency)

Memory: 16 GB GDDR6

Memory Bandwidth: 448 GB/s

Internal Storage: 825 GB Custom NVME SSD

I/O Throughput: 5.5 GB/s (Raw), up to 8-9GB/s (Compressed)

Expandable Storage: NVMe SSD Slot

Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive (Not in Digital Edition)

Performance: 4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS and 8K

XBOX Series X
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XBOX Series X

CPU: 8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU

GPU: 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU

Memory: 16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus

Memory Bandwidth: 10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s

Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive

Performance: 4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS and 8K

Internal Storage: 1 TB Custom NVME SSD

I/O Throughput: 2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)

Expandable Storage: 1 TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly)
To know exactly which one is better in performance, we will have to wait and use it to find out.

Who wins?

Sony has promised that both consoles will feature SSDs that can dramatically reduce the loading time. This was not the case with the previous generations, versus the previous generation. So while PS5 is the right candidate, on paper, Xbox seems more powerful. But which one should you go with? This question you better answer for yourself, for we can only guide you.

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