Too early to call the PS5 or Project Scarlett most powerful: Ed Boon

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It's too early to tell.

NetherRealm’s Ed Boon has spoken out against gamers fighting over which next-gen console is most powerful: Sony’s PS5 or Microsoft’s Project Scarlett.

The simple reason why? It’s too early to tell.

“Xbox Scarlet is more powerful than PS5. PS5 is more powerful than Xbox Scarlet,” Boon wrote on Twitter. “How? HOW can anyone confidently make either statement without having WORKED on the FINAL hardware for each?”

Hard to argue with that.

At the moment, here’s what we know — the PS5 will have an eight-core CPU based on the 3rd generation of AMZ’s Ryzen line. Its GPU is a custom variant of Radeon’s Navi family and will support ray racing and resolutions of up to 8K. Project Scarlett will sport a custom-designed AMD processor and can also run resolutions of up to 8K.

We’ll have more on each console as it’s confirmed.