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Xbox Series X & PlayStation 5

April 10th, 2020 3:12 AM CDT

blustrkr Creator
Posts: 221
Location: Wasatch Valley, Earth, Sol
Alright, so I can't believe this hasn't been discussed here yet, but what are some of your opinions regarding our upcoming next generation consoles: the Microsoft Xbox Series X and Sony PlayStation 5?


Xbox Series X



PlayStation 5 Development Kit



PlayStation 5 DualSense controller


Obviously we haven't seen too much in the looks department yet regarding the PS5, but we have seen the dev kits out in the wild and the new controller. As always, an iteration on the previous gen of DualShock controllers, but definitely a bigger *looking* leap this time around.

I just built a PC and my Xbox One is still solid so I am somewhat in a position to just sit back and watch the next-gen unfold, but at the same time I have purposely not upgraded to an Xbox One X (to get the native 4k rendering capability and finally take advantage of the beautiful 4k tv) in anticipation of whatever was going to come next.

Xbox Series X Specs
CPU
8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.8GHz (3.6GHz with SMT) 7nm

GPU
12 TFLOPs, 52 CUs at 1.825GHz, Custom RDNA 2

Storage
1TB custom NVMe SSD

Memory
16GB GDDR6

I/O
HDMI 2.1 output, 3x USB 3.2, networking port, expanded storage slot, 4K UHD Blu-ray drive

PlayStation 5 Specs
CPU
AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)

GPU
10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)

Storage
Custom 825GB SSD

Memory
16GB GDDR6

I/O
NVMe SSD slot (expandable storage), USB HDD support (PS4 games only), 4K UHD Blu-ray drive

Any thoughts so far?

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April 11th, 2020 6:36 PM CDT

Latdogg Moderator
Posts: 75
Location: Northamptonshire, England
I think this will be the first time that I don't jump and get the new Xbox on release day. I am going to hold tight with my Xbox One X and my PC and see what happens. I am already 100% positive that I will not be buying a PS5, I have zero interest in Playstation now that The Show will be on Xbox starting next year.

The reason I am sitting back on the Xbox is because I believe that most of the games I will be able to play on my PC, which if that is the case I won't really need the new Xbox. I guess I will just see how things unfold and this might be the generation that I switch over to a total PC gamer.

April 12th, 2020 7:52 PM CDT

blustrkr Creator
Posts: 221
Location: Wasatch Valley, Earth, Sol
I'm kind of in the same boat, I just built a nice PC so if it's too similar to a PC I will just stick with my shiny new rig. I do however need 4k abilities for my TV so perhaps I will just snag the Xbox One X if the price drops a bit more when the Series X comes out.

September 12th, 2020 4:47 PM CDT

Latdogg Moderator
Posts: 75
Location: Northamptonshire, England
So the prices came out a few days ago for the upcoming Xbox. I am still not buying any consoles upon release, but these prices are more or less what I expected.


Xbox Series S - $ 299

Xbox Series X - $ 499

September 14th, 2020 10:29 PM CDT

blustrkr Creator
Posts: 221
Location: Wasatch Valley, Earth, Sol
I'm anxious to see if any good deals run on an Xbox One X. If not, I'll probably snag the Series X sometime later this year to finally leverage the 4k capabilities of my TV!

October 21st, 2020 5:22 AM CDT

Latdogg Moderator
Posts: 75
Location: Northamptonshire, England
I am sure there will be some great deals ESPECIALLY with the holidays approaching. I love the One X, it is a great console and the main reason I am not in a rush to upgrade to a Series X.
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