It’s that time of year again, PS5 vs Xbox Project Scarlett has just reached new heights, with the next generation just around the corner we can finally compare the new upcoming consoles.
The Xbox – was finally announced at this years Microsoft E3 conference, ready to send Xbox players right into a new age of gaming next year. But how does it stack up against the PlayStation 5, its upcoming competition?
PlayStation 5 Specs
While there has been no official announcement about the PS5 as of yet, there have been a couple of interviews about the upcoming console, and some of those have revealed some pretty beefy sounding specs.
First up is the bespoke 8-core AMD chipset, based on third Generation Ryzen architecture. On top of that is a GPU based on the Radeon Navi, a supposedly built-for-purpose SSD storage system and 3D audio.
According to the Sony higher-ups, all this means it can run games at 4K with ease, cranking the FPS up to an incredibly smooth 120, if you monitor can handle it. There are even talks of 8K TV Support and Ray Tracing, things that current generation PCs are even having trouble with.
The supposed built-for-purpose SSD is going to load games 19 times faster than traditional SSD storage methods, and those traditional methods would have already loaded games a lot quicker than the base PS4s HDD.
Everything put out by Sony so far suggests an “immersive” and “seamless” experience, that doubles down on new innovations like remote play, PSVR, PlayStation Now. It’s even rumoured to have on launch backwards compatibility!
Xbox Scarlett Specifications
But the new Xbox is no slouch either. As revealed ruing the Xbox E3 2019 Briefing, the next Xbox is designed, built and optimised specifically for Gaming by the team that brought us the Xbox One X to create the future of gaming.
According to the guys at Xbox, this is going to be the biggest generational leap ever, which is shown by the console’s custom designed Zen 2 and Navi tech AMD processor. It’s said to be four times more powerful than the Xbox One X, which is a pretty bold claim.
The console is also going to be using high bandwidth GDDR6 RAM, though there was no word on how much was going to actually be in the console.
🚨 BREAKING 🚨 Microsoft has announced the Xbox Scarlett! Here are the specs:
– AMD Processor
– 8K Support
– Zen2 from AMD GDDR6
– 120FPS Support
– New SSD for Ram Support
– Less loading times
– Backwards Compatibility
— Xbox Scarlett News (@XboxScarlettC) June 9, 2019
The 120FPS number was thrown around, as was 8K resolutions and real-time Raytracing. The SSD was created from scratch by Microsoft and is also going to be used as a form of virtual Ram. From how the developers were talking, it should get rid of loading screens altogether, or at the very least make those load times 10 times faster.
In the question of the PS5 Vs Xbox Project Scarlett, At the very least, Project Scarlett is going to be punching at the same weight as the currently revealed specs for the PS5… and it might just edge the Sony console out this time around.