The PS5 has the faster SSD, the Xbox Series X a little more processor and graphics power – that much is already known. But does this difference also have a noticeable effect on the new console games? A developer explains.

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Xbox Series X or PS5? For developers "this has little effect"

Around 15 percent more graphics performance offers the Xbox Series X over the PS5 – at least on paper. But does this increase in performance have a positive effect on game development for the Microsoft console? In an interview with GamingBolt says Dirt 5's lead designer Mike Moreton:

“From a development and gameplay perspective, it (the hardware difference) has no real impact. When it comes to tuning, fine-tuning, and tweaking at the end of development it could mean a little less work for a platform.

There doesn't seem to be any big differences in the development for PS5 and Xbox Series X. However, with the higher performance of the Xbox Series X, game developers are likely to spend less time improving performance.

Another thing you shouldn't forget: Developers don't just have to optimize their games for the PS5 and Xbox Series X. With the Xbox Series S, Microsoft has a significantly cheaper, but weak alternative in its repertoire, which developers also have to keep an eye on. That should make the optimization for the consoles much more complex.

Xbox Series X vs. PS5: This is what distinguishes the consoles

While the processor of the PS5 clocks at 3.5 GHz, the Xbox Series X chip reaches speeds of up to 3.8 GHz. But there are also differences in the graphics unit.

While “only” 32 processing units are used in the PS5, which achieve a total graphics performance of 10.28 TFLOPS, the Xbox Series X has 52 processing units, which together achieve a proud 12 TFLOPS.

Xbox Series S / X and PS5 not only offer more hardware power, but also new features – and some of them are just awesome:

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The Xbox Series S, on the other hand, only achieves a graphics performance peak of 4 TFLOPS and is even weaker than the old Xbox One X in this area.

You won't find any big differences in performance in games released for both PS5 and Xbox Series S / X. For exclusive games, however, both Sony and Microsoft should take full advantage of your consoles.

Robert Kohlick
Robert Kohlick, GIGA expert for gaming hardware, PCs and laptops.

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