We're finally learning more details about the next Xbox and PlayStation consoles - but it's already clear they'll offer almost identical performance
- Both Microsoft's Xbox Series X and Sony's PlayStation 5 consoles tout 8K gameplay, "ray tracing," and even an ultra-smooth 120 frames per second while play games at 4K resolution.
- That's because both consoles appear to be running on nearly identical specs.
- Both new console specs are closer to gaming PCs than consoles before them, which helps explain why both companies are confident in making such bold claims about the performance in their upcoming gaming machines.
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So, how about that new Xbox Series X?
Microsoft just revealed on Thursday evening a bunch of new details, including what it'll look like. And now we know what both the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 will be capable of, too, thanks to getting a fuller picture of what kind of specs both gaming machines will be running.
When you realize how similar the specs are for both consoles, it's easy to see why both companies are making identical claims about their performance.
Both the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 make big, nearly identical promises: to play games up to 120 frames per second at 4K resolution, and even play games up to 8K resolution. The consoles also include "ray tracing" because they both run on powerful, modern specs.
Apart from better graphics and smoother gameplay, the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 will finally feel faster, because they're using modern storage drives instead of the old-fashioned ones in the current consoles.
Previous consoles ran on surprisingly underpowered chips, but the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 are running chips that PC gamers use in their modern, powerful gaming PCs.
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