- Crytek rendering engineer Ali Salehi sat down with outlet Vigiato.net to discuss the specifications of the upcoming next-gen consoles.
- According to Salehi , the PlayStation 5 has the upper hand over the Xbox Series X.
- Salehi suggests the more powerful Xbox Series X may struggle to maximize its full potential.
Despite the Xbox Series X having a raw power edge over the PlayStation 5, a rendering engineer at developer Crytek says Sony’s console is the better of the two.
Speaking in an interview with website Vigiato.net , Ali Salehi explores the specifications of the two consoles , while also touching on what these mean for developers. The interview has been translated from Persian by Twitter user @ man4dead .
Discussing the difference. in Compute Unit count ( for the PS5 and for the XSX, he points to the PlayStation 5’s higher frequencies as the deciding factor.
The main difference is that CUs frequencies in PS5 is a lot more and work at higher frequencies. aising the clock speed has some benefits like in memory, rasterizer, and every other part of the gpu that its efficiency depends on clock speed, things that’s not related to CU count or Tflops, will work faster too. So the remaining parts of the GPU will work better Than XSX. This will make the console work mostly on the . Tflops . But in XSX, since the other parts of the gpu work slower due to the lower clock speed, it actually works a lot at lower Tflops most often and reaches 28 only at ideal situations.
When asked Whether developers would find ways to tap into the Xbox Series X’s higher Compute Unit count as the generation progresses, Salehi wagered that this wouldn’t be the case.
He suggests that the PlayStation’s API and OS offer more freedom to developers as opposed to the Xbox’s DirectX-based custom version of Windows. But he conceded that the Xbox Series X would come out on top when it comes to higher resolutions and pixel counts.
For this Crytek rendering engineer, the PlayStation 5 clearly out-classes the Series X. It’s only one person’s opinion, but it provides an intriguing insight into the state of the next-generation console war.
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