PlayStation 5 and the Xbox series X is all set to launch in November if both Sony and Microsoft can keep up with meeting the deadlines. However, both the companies are reluctant to release information about the new consoles.
Both Sony and Microsoft have promised similar specs for the consoles. Both of the consoles will allow for gaming at resolutions up to 8K and frame rates up to 120 fps. Microsoft said that the Xbox will have 12 teraflops of graphics performance, twice that of the Xbox One X, and the PS5, according to Sony, will be able to deliver frame rates as high as 120 fps for 4K gaming.
The Xbox Series X will have an HDMI 2.1 port, Microsoft confirmed recently. The console will support gaming-oriented TV features such as auto low-latency mode (ALLM) and variable refresh rate (VRR). The PS5 will definitely have an HDMI 2.1 port as well.
However, the inclusion of the HDMI 2.1 may turn out to be problematic. Not all TVs can support ALLM or VRR because most TVs do not have an HDMI 2.1 port.
The Xbox Series has a custom processor based on AMD Zen 2 and RDNA 2 that includes DirectX raytracing. The custom SSD aims at making the console work faster, and it lets multiple games to resume even after a reboot.
Sony was playing hard to gt and did not release the full specs for their console. However, they did reveal that the PlayStation 5 will have hardware-based ray tracing, improved SSD performance for booting, loading and streaming, and a new USB-C controller with HD Rumble-esque haptic feedback including a trigger that push back. The new user interface is upgraded to make socializing with friends online easier.
The only game that is guaranteed to come to both of these consolers is Halo: Infinite.
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