PS5 vs. Xbox Series X specifications: How each next generation console is stacked.


With less than a month to go before the release of PlayStation 5 and Xbox X/S series, some gamers may be faced with the question of which of the next-gen consoles to tackle this vacation season.

For some, the choice of games at launch and future exclusive rights will be a deciding factor. For others it will be a matter of habit, as with phones; the system that players are accustomed to, whether it is PlayStation or Xbox, will determine whether they will continue to play the successor to this system.

However, there are some gamers, both casual and hardcore gamers, who want to know which of the next generation consoles are more powerful, and that’s where this comparison of specifications comes in.

Both systems have similar costs, with the Xbox series X and the base PS5 costing $499. However, both companies will sell a more economical option with the Xbox Series S ($299) and the PS5 Digital ($399), which offer similar experiences, but without floppy drives.

Sony boasts that the digital and basic versions of the PS5 will have similar specifications, while the Xbox Series X has better specifications than the S Series.

Here is an overview of the main specifications of the PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S:


Xbox Series X

Xbox series S


8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU with variable frequency at 3.5 GHz

8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU with variable frequency at 3.8 GHz

8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU with variable frequency at 3.8 GHz


10.28 teraflops, 36 CUs, clocked at a variable frequency of 2.23 GHz

12.15 Teraflops, 52 CUs clocked at 1.825 GHz

4 TFLOPS, 20 CUs clocked at 1.565 GHz






825 GB SSD



Expandable memory


1 TB Microsoft expansion card slot

1 TB Microsoft expansion card slot

Optical drive

4K UHD Blu-ray (none for the digital version)

4K UHD Blu-ray



Up to 8K

Up to 8K

Up to 4K

If you’re someone who’s into numbers, the Xbox Series X is slightly more powerful than the PS5, with the Xbox Series S taking third place.

Some of the most important information contained in the above specifications has to do with the memory of the systems. The new Xbox consoles state that they are equipped with 1TB of memory, but they do not specify how much of this can be used for games. Some of it is used for running files and the console’s user interface, so players do not have the full 1TB to download games or store files on the console.

As for the PS5, we don’t know if these 825 GB are usable or not. If not all of them are usable, then the number of GB used for games is less.

Both consoles will also be backwards compatible. The Xbox series X will make it possible to play games from as far back as the original Xbox console on the next generation system – you can read more about this here.

The PS5 on the other hand will only allow PS4 games. You can read more about it here.

What do you think about the two consoles? Let us know in the comments section which one you prefer.


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