Understand the differences between PS4 and Xbox game consoles

PS4 and Xbox are two of the most popular gaming consoles in the world. Due to its popularity, many people do not know which console they should choose. Here is a comparison of the main specifications to help you make the right choice.


Xbox One and PS4 GPUs are technologically very similar; however, the PS4 GPU is slightly larger. According to the creators, the Xbox GPU is similar to the Bonaire GPU that can be found in the Radeon HD 7790. The PS4 GPU, on the other hand, is similar to the one found in the HD 7870.

The creators of the PS4 GPU say that the GPU is almost 50% more powerful than the Xbox one. This means that games will have plenty of graphics power available at their fingertips. Although, this is the case, Xbox One has a slightly higher GPU unlock speed.

Other than these differences, the two GPUs are identical in that they are both based on the Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, thus having the ability to support OpenGL 4.3, Direct3D 11.2, and OpenCL 1.2.


Both consoles have 8GB RAM. PS4 has 5500 MHz of RAM, while Xbox uses 2133 MHz of DDR3 RAM. PS4’s use of this type of RAM gives the console a bandwidth advantage. For example, the PS4 CPU and GPU will have 176 GB/s of bandwidth for system RAM, while the Xbox will only have 68.3 GB/s.


Just like the GPUs, both consoles have similar CPUs. Although the CPUs are virtually identical, they do have a number of differences. For example, PS4’s CPU is clocked at 1.6 GHz, while Xbox’s is clocked at 1.75 GHz. Since Xbox One has a larger footprint, it is expected to be much faster.

Console configuration

It’s very easy to set up PS4 as you don’t have to go through the hassle of installing a power supply brick; all you need to do is plug the PS4’s power cord into the wall and connect the HDMI to your TV. On the bright side, the PS4 is easily recognized by many TVs; therefore, you don’t have to fiddle with the settings.

It’s also easy to set up Xbox one; however, you have to deal with the power brick which should be placed in a well-ventilated area to protect it from overheating. The power brick also gives the Xbox console an ugly look.


These are the main differences between PS4 and Xbox one. What is the best console for you?

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