Playstation VS Xbox: Which one has Better Graphics?

The most recently released versions of Sony and Microsoft’s gaming symptoms are the PlayStation 5, or PS5, and the Xbox Series X. Both next-gen systems were released in November of 2020 and take gaming to a new level in terms of resolution, speed, frame rates and more. Both are impressive consoles that support the games produced by their respective companies. If you’re looking to upgrade your old device for a newer model, we’re here to help you choose!


What are the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5?

  • The Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 are the most current gaming consoles from Microsoft and Sony. 
  • They offer the most advanced graphics of any gaming device out there.
  • The PS5 was released on November 12, 2020, and the Xbox Series X was released on November 10, 2020
  • Both consoles offer brand-new games you can only play on these devices. These exclusive games include:
    • Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon II: Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7 on the PS5.
    • The Xbox Series X offers exclusive games: Halo Infinite, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, Forza Motorsport 8, and State of Decay 3.
  • Both consoles offer backward compatibility, or the ability to play games from past generations of consoles.

Which has better graphics, the PlayStation 5 or the Xbox Series X?

Both next-gen consoles offer powerful 4K gaming capacity, are more responsive, boast up to 120 frames per second, have incredibly fast load times, and generally boast better graphics than ever before! There are a few important specs to compare between the two, that are worth keeping in mind as you decide between them.

The Xbox Series X uses custom AMD internals, the PS5 is powered by a custom version of the 3rd gen AMD Ryzen chipset. Both use Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architecture. This has made both consoles double in power from their previous iterations; the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One X. 

The Xbox X is capable of 12 teraflops of GPU, versus the 10.28 teraflops of the PS5. Additionally, the Xbox Series X offers more memory and computing units, by using an SSD.  However, the unit from Sony keeps up by running a variable clock rate, allowing it to get better performance from fewer computational units.

Both the PS5 and Xbox X support ray tracing, which is a rendering technique that simulates the effect of light hitting an object and allows for more realism in gaming. It allows for more realism in the graphics of a game but uses a lot of computational power. This lighting technique was previously only used in extremely expensive units, so it’s exciting to have this feature on both consoles.

The Xbox Series X supports 8K resolution, and 120Hz refresh rates at 4K, if you have a TV that’s compatible. The PS5 matches the 8K capabilities, and also hits 120Hz refresh rates. That means smooth movement and no lagging screens during your games on both devices. Some users have reported more smoothness and consistency on the PS5, but on paper, they stack up just about equally. 

The PlayStation 5 uses an SSD that offers 825GB of storage, while the Xbox uses a 1 terabyte SSD card. Both offer capabilities for super-fast load times. 

Microsoft is also now offering Smart Delivery, which means that your games will be automatically updated when newer versions come out. So, when the next version of a game is released, you won’t have to rush to purchase it, it will be yours at no cost. 

Sony includes a DualSense controller that gives haptic feedback. Essentially this means they use technology to simulate the feeling of touch or motion, so you feel as though you’re experiencing things happening in the game through the controller. 

Price breakdown

The prices between the two consoles are essentially the same. A PS5 will run around $500, or $400 for the PS5 Digital Edition, with no disk drive. The Xbox X is also $500. There’s also an Xbox S for only $299.99. While it is part of the next gen release this smaller gaming console doesn’t offer quite the same specs, with a slower processor and slightly lower resolution. Still, for a lower price it’s a great model, and one to consider if you’re looking to spend a little less. 

One thing that’s important to note, as you search for your new device, is that regardless of which one you decide to purchase, you may have to search for available stock. Supply on both devices has been limited due to COVID-19 restrictions and complications. There is also an ongoing chip shortage which has added additional difficulty to the production of these devices. Stock may be affected through late 2021. 

Should you buy the PlayStation or the Xbox?

Both consoles offer great graphics, responsiveness, and speed. They are comparable in almost all respects, including price! So, what this decision really comes down to, is which games interest you most. If you’ve long been a devotee to one company or the other, you may want to stick with the same one so that you get all the benefits of backward compatibility. Really, you can’t go wrong with either of these models.

Whichever you choose, when you’re ready to upgrade your old system sell your PlayStation or Xbox to Gizmogo. Use the cash to buy a brand-new model!

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