Xbox Series X will destroy PlayStation 5 with its MUCH faster GPU

Microsoft has a far beefier GPU in its next-gen Xbox Series X, which should destroy Sony's PlayStation 5.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Dec 30 2019 8:24 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:45 AM CST

It was close to a year ago that I wrote a story that Microsoft's next-gen Xbox console would feature an 8C/16T processor from AMD, and a new Navi-based GPU with 12 TFLOPs of performance -- and now, these specs are ringing true. We've also heard since day one that the new Xbox would beat the PlayStation 5.

According to a new breakdown by the tech-focused folks at Digital Foundry, the next-gen Xbox Series X console will have 12 TFLOPs of performance -- kicking the ass of the 9.2 TFLOPs of Sony's new PlayStation 5 console. AMD is providing a semi-custom SoC that will be a two-part, one-two-punch Zen 2/RDNA2-based solution that will truly kick ass in both consoles -- but Microsoft will win that fight.

Sony is using an 'Oberon' chip in its PlayStation 5 that will have 36 compute units from the Navi GPU architecture running at 2GHz in "native" PS5 mode, as well as the use of super-fast GDDR6 with memory bandwidth of between 448GB/sec and 512GB/sec. Microsoft on the other hand will have 56 compute units from the Navi architecture with its 'Arden' chip, offering the same super-fast (and even faster) GDDR6 with up to 560GB/sec of memory bandwidth.

  • PlayStation 4 - 1.84 TFLOPs
  • PlayStation 4 Pro - 4.2 TFLOPs
  • Xbox One - 1.3 TFLOPs
  • Xbox One S - 1.4 TFLOPs
  • Xbox One X - 6 TFLOPs
  • PlayStation 5 - 9.2 TFLOPs
  • Xbox Series X - 12 TFLOPs

Microsoft is rumored to be aiming at a November 22 launch and $499 price point for its next-gen Xbox Series X console, which if the rumors on hardware dominance are true, would force Sony out of the sub $500 price point and more into the $399 mark. This would mean the current-gen consoles would be reduced to sub $300, which would really shake things up.

Can you see a world where the most expensive console is $499 in the Xbox Series X, while the Xbox One and PS4 are priced at what -- $99-$149? Wowzers.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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