We finally know a specs of both a Xbox Series X and PS5 (even if we still don’t know what a latter looks like). We’ve taken a shot during saying how tighten we can get to these specs with now accessible PC hardware, while also factoring in a cost.
After not meaningful many about a PlayStation 5, Mark Cerny finally suggested a next-gen console’s specifications early this week and it’s supposing us with a bizarre Xbox Series X matchup.
The consoles have many similarities though differ some-more than many had suspicion they would. PS5 is set to gaunt heavily on a superfast SSD and new 3D audio, while a tender GPU horsepower and ‘memory card’-esque storage on a Xbox Series X is utterly notable. Even these factors don’t tell a full story, as we’ve schooled with misnomers revolving around teraflops.
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What we’ve seen so distant has concerned some brawny specs, though only how many would it cost to build a allied PC? Bear in mind, this isn’t an in-depth spec-for-spec given both consoles are regulating next-gen hardware that isn’t accessible to buy yet. Instead, this is a basic beam to see how close we can get with PC components right now.
Without serve ado, these are a comparable(-ish) components we’ve come adult with, as good as a list to contrariety a opening with a PS5 and Xbox Series X:
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (£299.99)
- GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB Ventus XS OC (£679.99)
- Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 (£182.99)
- RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 (£98.99)
- SSD: Corsair MP600 Force Series Gen4 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME (£259.99)
- Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550W 80 Plus (£67.99)
- Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£54.99)
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Let us explain a decisions initial off, as accurate relating of tools and specs is utterly formidable for several reasons. Firstly, both a PS5 and Xbox Series X underline AMD GPUs regulating RDNA 2 architecture. AMD’s consumer-ready Radeon graphics cards (Navi 2x) with a homogeneous record – ray tracing support and non-static rate shading – won’t be accessible to buy until after this year.
Only Nvidia GPUs now support such features, so we went with a RTX 2080 Super. Why not a Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti? That comes in during a whopping 14.1 teraflops, so we motionless it was too powerful. Don’t worry, we know teraflops are distant from a be-all and end-all, though we had to utilize a comparison metrics accessible to us during a stream time.
For a SSD conundrum, we fundamentally went with one of a fastest m.2 drives accessible for consumers right now, though as Mark Cerny said, there aren’t any PS5-equivalent SSDs on a marketplace right now. Lastly, for now, this is all from a quite fanciful standpoint – we do not have this build in front of us – so we’d need accurate benchmarks for some-more clarity.
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We listed a particular pricing above with any partial and looked to hang to arguable UK suppliers – apparently prices might change if we demeanour during removing a best understanding for yourself. Our sum comes to an eye-watering £1644.93.
With pricing of a PS5 and Xbox Series X speculated to be anything in between £400 and £700, that’s a strong difference. Obviously this PC would give we functionality over gaming, though the disproportion unequivocally highlights a razor-thin margins and optimisation tinkering that is expected going on with a next-gen consoles.
Of course, this will all be opposite in a year’s time once AMD Navi 2X and Nvidia Ampere GPUs launch, while new desktop CPU and SSDs will no doubt inundate a marketplace shortly enough. But if you’re looking to have a many absolute complement probable in 2020 but spending too many money, afterwards one of a next-gen consoles demeanour like your best bet.