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PS5 full specs revealed, compared to Xbox Series X

PS5 full specs have been revealed and we’ve got them for you below… and compared with the Xbox Series X’s full specs too.

Here’s what Mark Cerny today detailed:

  • CPU: 8 Zen 2 Cores @ 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
  • GPU: 10.28 teraflops, 36 CUs @ 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
  • Memory: 16GB GDDR6, 256-bit
  • Memory Bandwidth: 448GB per second
  • Internal Storage: Custom 825GB SSD
  • IO Throughput: Raw: 5.5GB per-second; compressed: Typical 8-9GB per-second
  • Expandable Storage: NVMe SSD Slot
  • External Storage: USB HDD Support
  • Optical Drive 4K: UHD Blu-ray Drive

All up, the PS5’s offering less teraflops and a smaller SSD, but the option to add another SSD for a larger one. RAM’s on par with the Xbox Series X… so all up, we’d expect the PS5 to cost less than the Xbox Series X, but also to be less powerful.

PS5 specs compared to Xbox Series X specs

Here are the consoles, compared, using all the data we currently have:

Tech Specs PS5 Xbox Series X
CPU 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency) 8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.6 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
GPU 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency) 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz
GPU Architecture Custom RDNA 2 Custom RDNA 2
Memory 16GB GDDR6/256-bit 16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320b bus
Memory Bandwidth 448GB/s 10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s
Internal Storage Custom 825GB SSD 1 TB Custom NVME SSD
I/O Throughput 5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed) 2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with hardware decompression block)
Expandable Storage NVMe SSD Slot 1 TB proprietary Expansion Card
External Storage USB HDD Support USB 3.2 External HDD Support
Optical Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive
Dimensions 5.94 inches x 5.94 inches x 11.85 inches
Weight 4.45 kg
Performance Target 4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS


What do you make of the PS5? How about in comparison with the Xbox Series X? We’ll have more on the PS5 throughout the morning.

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