Discussing the power differences of the PS5 vs Xbox Series X, and which console will you get?

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Poll Discussing the power differences of the PS5 vs Xbox Series X, and which console will you get? (139 votes)

Xbox Series X 29%
Playstation 5 45%
Xbox Series X first, then Playstation 5 19%
Playstation 5 first, then Xbox Series X 7%

For how long can the PS5 GPU sustain the 10.3TFLOPS without sacrificing the CPU clocks, or vice versa? If the Xbox Series X always has the 3.8ghz for 8 cores and 3.6ghz with 8 cores 16 threads while simultaneously being able to run the GPU at 1.825ghz at all times, then that means that the PS5 is AT MOST 10.28/12.115x100=84,85% of the Xbox Series X GPU Power or the Xbox series X GPU is AT LEAST 17% faster than the PS5 GPU. Question is, under which loads can it reach that max power. CPU intense games will most likely downgrade the 2.23GHz clock speed of the PS5 GPU significantly, hypothetically we are then looking at differences closer to the likes of Ps4 Pro vs Xbox one X. It is probably then safe to assume that the PS5 is in fact 30% less powerful GPU wise than the Xbox series X, unless that insane I/O can unload certain taxing processes in more efficient ways. That will require coding talent, I am sure exclusive companies would be up to that task but multiplatform wise the Series X will be king hands down.

Xbox series X also sounds like it is easier to develop for, but we'd have to see Developers responses on that. At the end of the day I am quite sure that the Playstation Studios will still make better looking games than the Xbox exclusives. And it will be interesting to see how the superior I/O on the PS5 can make all the parts offload performances to one and another in some way and thus remedying the lack of GPU horsepower substantially.

When both consoles are prices similarly, it's a hard call for me as PS5 has better single player exclusives while Xbox has the Multiplayer advantage. Xbox will offer a ton of services for my older games which allows me to easily sell my Xbox one X and spend even less money than I would getting a PS5 and keeping my Xbox one X. I will probably wait for a PS5 Pro and go for the Series X while it releases. What will you do?

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#1 MonsieurX
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lol buying a console based on its power

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#2 SolidGame_basic
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Can Xbox One Series X play God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, etc etc?

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#3 hrt_rulz01
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@MonsieurX: Well the power difference at the start of this gen was a big deal apparently... this time not so much? Hmmm.

Anyway I'll be getting XSX, obviously. Was always going to get it. Just a bonus that it'll be the premium console next gen too :)

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#4 ConanTheStoner
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Neither will be a multiplat box for me, so the power is a non factor. If some must play exclusive comes around for either console, I'll get it.

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Sony done fucked up royally. They won't have the power or portability next gen so I'll take Xbox Series X and whatever Nintendo puts out next.

If PS5 manages to have any exclusive Japanese niche titles I'll pick that system up a few years down the road, maybe.

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#6 Dagubot
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I'm sticking with PC as always but the Xbox One X has the lead over the Playstation 5 in terms of power. Overall, I think it'll be similar to how the Xbox One X was with the Playstation 4 Pro. Xbox Series X will just run everything at a slightly higher resolution; fidelity will be similar on both.

Microsoft games already on PC so a win right there for me to play whatever exclusives they offer in the future.

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xbox sex unless sony rolls out warhawk

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@dagubot: I also think in this case the Xbox series X could have more particle effects or better physics due to not being constricted by the GPU needing power.

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#9 Dagubot
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@jahnee said:

@dagubot: I also think in this case the Xbox series X could have more particle effects or better physics due to not being constricted by the GPU needing power.

Yeah, I agree.

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#11 ConanTheStoner
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@hrt_rulz01 said:

@MonsieurX: Well the power difference at the start of this gen was a big deal apparently... this time not so much? Hmmm.

Power, price, messaging/presentation, exclusive expectations.

Perceived power is obviously important to a lot of consumers, but is far from the end all. Xbone was screwed on all fronts from the start. If being slightly underpowered was the only issue, would've been negligible.

I see this gen being much more competitive, PS360 round 2.

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I have a high-end gaming PC, so buying Xbox Series X will be useless on my end only because of MS releasing their games on PC helps me out so I won't need to waste my money/time with another console in the house. That leads to just purchasing PS5 around 3 years from now. (Unless Sony tends to release its exclusive games on PC, then I won't bother purchasing PS5 at all)

@MonsieurX said:

lol buying a console based on its power

Did you forget this gen was all about resolution? 1080 vs 900p was a big deal.

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It depends on the games, not the power.

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@MonsieurX said:

lol buying a console based on its power

Agreed. I'm 3d scanning my ears as I speak....

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Since I'm a PC guy, I'll get a PS5 whenever they release stuff im interested in.

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#16 sealionact
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The real world difference between xsx and ps5 will be a lot bigger than - as some are saying - x1x and ps4 pro this gen. Where x1x aimed for native 4k @30fps, ps4 mostly used scaleable resolution @30fps. Not always, but very often.
Next gen, both consoles are targetting 4k 60fps which means ps5 will have to cut down on textures, draw rate or resort to scaling again. Also the GPU drawing from the CPU could leave it short when needed as someone pointed out above.

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#17 ni6htmare01
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PS5 for sure. I’m planning to upgrade my computer anyway later on this year, so Xbox useless to me anyway. Other reason is I’m not that interested in MS first party, I hope MS step up with their games.

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#18 Bluestars
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The tower of power first,15 game studios,more power and gamepass

I mean it might not sell as many units as the probably cheaper ps5 but outside of SW no one gives a shite about sales,apart from sad act fannyboys HAH

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#19 R-Gamer
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@jahnee: Not sure where your getting 30%. In reality your looking at closer to 15%. The X1X was about 45% more powerful then PS4 pro so the gap is much smaller this time.

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#20  Edited By R-Gamer
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This is literally the smallest gap ever and we got lems talking about better assets... lmao. Not happening.

At best expect 10fps advantage or native 4k vs 1800p checkerbored.

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I’m getting both day 1. If I had to lean one way over the other, it would be in favor of the Xbox.

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I'm a PC guy so Xbox is completely useless to me. I would rather put that money into my rig than buy a separate console. Also I would go PlayStation anyways because I think PlayStation just has way better games than Xbox. Most of the good Xbox games like cuphead or Ori can be played on a crappy PC anyways

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@ConanTheStoner said:
@hrt_rulz01 said:

@MonsieurX: Well the power difference at the start of this gen was a big deal apparently... this time not so much? Hmmm.

Power, price, messaging/presentation, exclusive expectations.

Perceived power is obviously important to a lot of consumers, but is far from the end all. Xbone was screwed on all fronts from the start. If being slightly underpowered was the only issue, would've been negligible.

I see this gen being much more competitive, PS360 round 2.

Agreed.

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#25 Bluestars
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12.15 v 10.28 tflops

Hdr emulator and QuickStart for at least 4 games v quicker SSD

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#26  Edited By deactivated-5f2b4872031c2
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PS5 is the best way to go, as Sony actually cares about games.

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@subspecies: Rumor has it that they care about money.

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https://youtu.be/RHRqKJhIYBU

To educate the masses. A higher clockspeed is much more beneficial to games than the number of shaders. If the PS5 can sustain 2.2ghz on the GPU it may turn out to be as performant if not more than the 12tf XSX. This high of a clock is unseen even on most desktop graphics cards and whatever magic Sony is using without liquid cooling I'm very much interested in.

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I’m getting the Xbox Series X first at launch which will be used as my main gaming system then get a PS5 later on which will be used for any PlayStation exclusives that I want to play.

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@nfamouslegend said:

https://youtu.be/RHRqKJhIYBU

To educate the masses. A higher clockspeed is much more beneficial to games than the number of shaders. If the PS5 can sustain 2.2ghz on the GPU it may turn out to be as performant if not more than the 12tf XSX. This high of a clock is unseen even on most desktop graphics cards and whatever magic Sony is using without liquid cooling I'm very much interested in.

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10.3TF is great bang for buck, and the differences between this and XsX will be minor, some games will be better on PS5, some will be better on XsX, while no games on XsX will look better than the PS5 exclusives. And the better SSD solution on the PS5 will be important for next gen games. It will be interesting to see, or hear, how the new audio engine will work.

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Ps5 and it’s not even close to me.

Xbox has no great games IMO

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#33  Edited By Gifford38
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OK im confused in sony special made ssd card used for ray tracing AUDIO ect. to less bottleneck the cpu OR GPU? sorry im not a tech guy.

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LMAO cows bragged about power all at the start of last gen, many chose their console because of that.

Nice to see SONY fall flat on their face after their ego filled power flexing last gen.

also nice SSD.. not even 1 TB.. yikes

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#35 Dagubot
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@Pedro said:
@nfamouslegend said:

https://youtu.be/RHRqKJhIYBU

To educate the masses. A higher clockspeed is much more beneficial to games than the number of shaders. If the PS5 can sustain 2.2ghz on the GPU it may turn out to be as performant if not more than the 12tf XSX. This high of a clock is unseen even on most desktop graphics cards and whatever magic Sony is using without liquid cooling I'm very much interested in.

LMAO!

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If Sony can't produce a better version of Bloodborne I'm not buying anything.

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@SolidGame_basic said:

Can Xbox One Series X play God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, etc etc?

I've still got God of War in my que man, loved the first one, Sony doesn't have much outside of maybe.......I can't really recall at this point, I mostly play the multiplats.

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@FLOPPAGE_50 said:

LMAO cows bragged about power all at the start of last gen, many chose their console because of that.

Nice to see SONY fall flat on their face after their ego filled power flexing last gen.

also nice SSD.. not even 1 TB.. yikes

2 Different types of ssd cards. ps5 card is much faster and it is not used for just loading.

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PS5 in its first year for sure...

As for the xsx, will depends on Ms policies, and of course, what kinda games they offer.

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I'm not buying a console based on power. Going with PS5 first then X. Three reasons.

1) I expect the PS5 to be cheaper than the X at launch

2) I have a decent PS4 library that can be passed over, assuming support for those titles

3) Friends

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#41 Pedro
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@gifford38 said:

2 Different types of ssd cards. ps5 card is much faster and it is not used for just loading.

What else it is used for then?

"OK im confused in sony special made ssd card used for ray tracing AUDIO ect. to less bottleneck the cpu OR GPU? sorry im not a tech guy."

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XBOX. I don't give a shit about the specs. 95% of the games for both systems are multi-plat anyway. I've got a group of about 10 real life friends that I've been gaming with for about 15 years now on all the XBOX systems.

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@SolidGame_basic: Can ps5?

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#44 mtron32
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I'm definitely going Xbox to start this gen but are we really splitting hairs about the differences between these two consoles? They're darn near identical.

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@r-gamer: Dropping 10fps or using checkerboard is not a small difference.

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#46 Pedro
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At the end of the day folks would game on the system with the games that fit their tastes. Power would not matter much to them. A win for everybody. :)

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Don't buy consoles for multi plats, why would you? Weird.

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Ill probably get a ps5 because xbox is still redundant

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I still have no need for the Xbox, but i'll grab the PS5. That reveal was laughable, but I think the games will more than justify the purchase.

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People forget that with the exception of the PS3/360, EVERY Xbox has been more powerful. It never mattered, because Sony has always brought the games.

Remember when X1X came out and everybody said it was going to crush the PSPro beat Sony this gen? It never had a crushing impact and PS still sold double.

It doesn't matter how powerful your system is when your competitor has God of War and your pushing Sea of Thieves.