After the official launch of the Microsoft Xbox Series S for just $299, certain sources claim that Sony has revised the pricing of its next-gen console. As per Gamereactor, the Digital Edition of the PS5 will be priced at $399 while the Standard Edition will cost the same as the XSX at $499.
Both the Xbox Series S and X will launch on the 10th of November. In terms of features, there seems to be a parity between the two. Not surprising considering that both consoles leverage the same RDNA 2 GPU architecture and the DX12_2 API (DX12 Ultimate). With the Series S, you get DXR (ray-tracing), VRS (Variable Rate Shading), DirectStorage (NVIDIA RT IO equivalent) for super-fast load times, 4K upscaling, and streaming, and an All-Digital platform.
|Release date||Nov 2020||10th Nov 2020||10th Nov 2020|
|Processor||8 Zen 2 Cores @ 3.5GHz (variable)||8 Zen 2 cores @ 3.8GHz (3.6GHz with SMT)||8 Zen 2 cores @ 3.6GHz (3.4GHz with SMT)|
|GPU||36 CUs up to 2.23GHz (variable)||52 CUs @ 1.825GHz||20 CUs @ 1.5GHz|
|Memory||16GB GDDR6||16GB GDDR6||10GB GDDR6|
|Memory Bandwidth||448GB/s||10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s||10GB @ 560GB/s, 8 GB @ 224 GB/s, 2 GB @ 56 GB/s|
|Storage||825GB SSD||1TB custom NVMe SSD||500GB NVMe SSD|
|I/O||5.5GB/s||2.4 GB/s (uncompressed)||2.4 GB/s (uncompressed)|
The Series S packs just 20CU which is almost the same as the Radeon RX 5500 XT, a 1080p capable graphics card. The CPU has the same octal-core Zen 2 with mobile cache hierarchy, but with as already predicted, lower operating clocks: 3.6GHz vs 3.8GHz on the Series X. As for the GPU clocks, the clocks are lower as well at 1.565GHz. While the Series X packs a 1TB SSD, the Series S gets half as much at 512GB. Basically, with the Series S, you’re mostly getting everything halved on the GPU side and storage, with the CPU and memory largely unchanged.