Which next-gen gaming console would be better – the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Scarlett? In this article, you will be provided with some information about both devices, despite that it might be a little bit too early to grasp the capabilities of the upcoming consoles fully.
PlayStation 5 info was released by Sony in April, while Microsoft was presenting its vision for the next Xbox designated as Xbox Scarlett or Project Scarlett at E3 2019. The following comparisons will be based on the information currently available, but a lot can change until the official release.
PlayStation 5 Vs. Xbox Scarlett – CPU, Graphics, Memory, Features, Exclusive Games, and More
The PlayStation 5 will sport an AMD Ryzen eight core with unknown clocked speeds. On the other hand, he Xbox Scarlett has not presented any CPU details to speak of with Microsoft revealing more about their GPU. Rumors say that Xbox Scarlett would also boast AMD chipset.
GPU and Visuals
The PS5 will equip the newest AMD Navi GPU and coupled with its CPU the console will probably be capable of massive 8K visuals as well as maintaining effects like Ray tracking while maintaining the resolution.
The Xbox Scarlett is also getting AMD technology with the added feature of having Ray tracking as hardware accelerated.
No actual information about PlayStation 5 memory is known, but it is expected that the system will exceed the 8GB the PS4 consoles are currently equipped with. Project Scarlett has been confirmed with equipping insane GDDR6 memory in unknown amounts.
PS5 is scrapping HDD hard drives for a probable custom-built SSD that has skyrocketing loading times. Best guess is 1 TB or beyond. On the other hand, the new Xbox Scarlett is also expected to feature a high-performance SSD.
Sony is not expected to repeat previous mistakes, so we should expect PlayStation 5 to come with backwards compatibility.
Xbox has been the placeholder for compatibility between their different consoles. So it is highly expected that Xbox Scarlett will have full range compatibility with previous models.
Physical Disk Drive
It has been confirmed that both platforms will come with 4K Blu-ray disk drives.
PlayStation 5 will feature titles like:
- Call of Duty
- Cyberpunk 2077
- The Elder Scrolls VI
- Rainbow Six: Siege
Nothing is known about Xbox Scarlett, except that it will feature Halo Infinite as an exclusive game.
As for the release date of both consoles, PlayStation 5 has been taken out of the race for a 2019 release, so 2020 looks suitable for the new console, while Xbox Scarlett will roll out during the holiday season of 2020.
Katie Tachuck is a reporter for News Lair. After graduating from UCLA, Katie got an internship at a local radio station and worked as a investigative journalist and producer. Katie has also worked as a columnist for the The Santa Fe New Mexican. Katie covers economy and community events for News Lair.