...But PlayStation 5 outperforms Xbox Scarlet by 10-15%
With the talks about MS having hardware ray-tracing which would eat CUs and Sony possibly only being software, it's possible.
Over the past few days, there have been reports of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett performances and specs. Some reports claim Xbox Scarlett specs are more powerful while others say the opposite is true. To stir up discussing and speculations, another insider report has come to light.
PlayStation 5 is more powerful than Xbox Scarlett hardware. The performance difference is 10-15%, report claims.
Developers familiar with devkits say both PS5 and Xbox Scarlett mimic hardware architecture. But.
Don’t Believe The Claims Just Yet?
First of all, this source seemingly has no history of providing correct inside information. There is no reason to believe PS5 is more powerful than Xbox Scarlett but there is more to this.
In the past few weeks, a couple of questions have popped up multiple times, which console is more powerful? And does that even matter?
According to Microsoft, the next-generation Xbox will do 4K at up to 120FPS. The custom SSD designed for Xbox Scarlett specs is 40% faster than Xbox One S performance. AMD is proving 8-core zen 2 with Navi graphics. The PS5 specs are the same, 8-core Zen 2 Navi graphics. SONY already showed super quick load times of PlayStation 5.
Both consoles are using pretty much the same core components from AMD. Don’t expect PS5 and Xbox Scarlett to have a big difference in terms of performance. Since they are coming from the same parts bin, the difference should be minor depending on how these parts are put together.
Microsoft already confirmed 4K/60 fps with the specs they are using for the new Xbox so expect PS5 specs to be able to do the same.
Matt Booty himself went on to say that Xbox Scarlett will “absolutely” be the most powerful console on the market. But Phil Spencer not once said they have the most powerful console during E3 2019 presentation.
The fact of the matter is, no one for sure knows which console is more powerful. The only one who knows what’s going on is AMD, the company which provides parts for PS5 and Xbox Scarlett.
As with any rumor, take with a grain of salt but if it turns out to be true what would you think?
If MS is going for higher Ray Tracing capability and Sony is going more raw power do you prefer one approach over the other?
Personally, I already speculated this exact situation.
Now that Lockhart isn't a thing anymore MS can't simply just add more power to Scarlet to beat PS5 in power because they have to consider cost. One SKU means all or nothing, get it right or suffer.
For Both Scarlet and PS5 to release at the expected $499 retail sacrifices will have to be made depending on the tech each company wants to push more.