The next generation console wars have officially began as a Digital Foundry finding claims that the PS5 will deliver 9.2 teraflops of graphical capacity while the Microsoft Xbox Series X will be more powerful delivering 12 teraflops of GPU power.
In theory or at least based on what we know so far, the next generation PlayStation and Xbox are definitely going to help PC gamers enjoy amazing graphical fidelity. Newer features like Ray Tracing may miss on the consoles because Nvidia has the technology but talks are on to tie-up so as to bring everything amazing to the console market. The implementation will bring PC-like gaming quality on both consoles but there may be slight differences if this new rumor is to be believed.
AMD delivers the Zen 2 CPU for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles along with solid state drives that will significantly improve game loading times. Oberan is the codename for the PS5 GPU while Series X goes by the name Arden in AMD documents.
A full video has been posted online but what you need to know is that PlayStation 5 will run at 2.0GHz GPU capacity clocked in at 512GB/s whereas a 448GB/s variant was also spotted. It is said to be the one that powers the PS4 and PS4 Pro games through backwards compatibility. Xbox Series X on the other hand is going to push things much higher from the 36 Navi compute units found on the Sony console and will deliver 56 Navi compute units.
The end result will be 12 TF of raw GPU power for the Microsoft console clocked in at 560GB/s. The important factor is that gamers who love the Xbox ecosystem will definitely have to spend $500 or even more in order to enjoy this powerful console. Sony on the other hand is probably going to hit $399 with PS5, making it a cheaper variant but Xbox Series S is also a rumored, budget-friendly version of the Series X console.
E3 2020 is going to be an interesting time this year as Sony and Microsoft will talk in-depth about their next generation gaming machines.