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PS5 Vs. Xbox Scarlet – Specs and Details Compared

PS5 PlayStation 5 Xbox Scarlet Microsoft Sony next-gen

We know that by this time next year the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Scarlet consoles will be ramping up for launch. Both consoles are confirmed to be released by December 2020 which is just around the corner if you think about it.

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With Microsoft and Sony fighting it out for market space, we thought we would compare the two devices and detail everything we know so far about the hardware including CPU, RAM and much more. This will most likely change over the course of the next few months as we learn more about the upcoming consoles.

SpecPlayStation 5Xbox Project Scarlett
Processor8-core AMD Ryzen Zen 2 CPU1.6GHz AMD Ryzen Zen 2 CPU
GraphicsAMD Radeon Navi-family GPUAMD Arcturus GPU
RAMUnknown16GB GDDR6 SDRAM
StorageSSD1TB SSD
Optical driveYes, 4K Blu-rayYes
Max output resolution8K8K
Max frame rate120fps120fps
Controller featuresHaptic feedback, adaptive triggers, USB-C connectorUnknown
VR supportYesUnconfirmed
Cloud gamingPlayStation NowMicrosoft xCloud
Backwards compatibilityPS4/ PS VRXbox One and supported Xbox 360 and Xbox games
PriceUnknownUnknown
Release dateHoliday 2020Holiday 2020

PS5 Key Features

The PS5 will be launching with a solid-state storage drive making it ideal for large games and faster loading. The SSD will allow users to choose what game modes they want to install when first downloading a game as well as load into a specific level in a game without going into the game’s main menu.

We know the PS5 will feature backwards compatibility for PS4 games but according to Sony, will be limited to specific games at first. Titles may also need to be patched in order to support the PS5. Certain games will also be updated with PS5 enhancements to make use of the power of the next-gen console.

The PS5 will also feature 3D Audio throughout the experience. Sony states this feature will make use of speakers and headphones already on the market and is chipset-related. As for the new DualShock 5 controller, it will feature haptic feedback vibration instead of the motor vibrators. The controller will also use adaptive triggers that will push back on a user’s finger depending on the situation in the game.

Xbox Scarlet Key Features

When compared to the PlayStation 5, we don’t know much about Xbox Scarlet. Microsoft has been silent about the console other than revealing it is arriving next year. We know the specs will be quite close to the PS5 and the Xbox Scarlet will feature backwards compatibility.

Of course, we will learn more about these two next-gen consoles as we edge closer to the launch. We will keep this post updated as more details come to light.

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