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This is at least one of the more long-awaited products of the year and the upcoming confrontation with Microsoft and the Xbox Series X should ensure a fascinating rematch. So let's see how the two pile up – what we know, what we don't know and what we're waiting for.
Discs are not going anywhere (yet)
Both the PS5 and Xbox series X contain optical discs that can play physical copies of games and 4K Blu-rays. Digital sales(and at the end of Sony, digital downloads of PS4 games surpassed physical sales in 2019), so we can approach a point where discs are outdated, but we are not there yet.  Speaking of physical design, the Xbox X series has a vertical construction that is reminiscent of PC towers, perhaps intentionally. We don't know exactly what the PS5 will look like yet, but we know it will include new controllers with haptic vibration effects that replace the traditional rumbling that you're probably used to. Regarding the new Xbox, this will also have a new controller. But apart from a slightly smaller design and the addition of a share button, it doesn't seem much different than before.
Both support ray tracing
Microsoft has already stated that the Xbox Series X supports "ray tracing", a graphic display technique that models the true behavior of light when creating 3D images. It should provide better looking images and a noticeable leap in realism, but it requires a lot of computing power. Now Sony says that the PlayStation 5 will also support ray tracing.
That indicates that neither console may have a strong graphic lead over the other. That is usually the case, but perhaps the most important thing is that we should expect a significant leap in visual quality on the new consoles, at least as developers begin to take full advantage of what they can.
SSD, check  Regarding system storage, both the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 will use a solid-state drive, which should deliver performance that is faster and more efficient than the previous generation of console-based hard drives. From both manufacturers not a word about how much storage space the consoles will provide, but.
An SSD under the hood also means faster loading times and the ability to create a wider horizon in open-world games.
CPU? GPU? Keep up to date, says Sony
Both systems rely on chipmaker AMD for their GPUs. We know a bit about what we can expect from the Xbox Series X based on comments from Microsoft on E3 last year and in an exclusive interview with CNET sister site GameSpot last month prior to the big system reveal at the Game Awards 2019:  CPU: AMD Ryzen Zen 2 CPU
In particular, the thing sounds like a giant game, with claims of 8K possibilities and a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz. We don't have specific details from Sony regarding the PS5 yet, but it will be fascinating to see how the two eventually pile up in 2020.
We don't have exact release dates for both consoles anyway, but both Microsoft as Sony have loosely attached their respective releases for the 2020 holiday season. We will update this space as we learn more.
Meanwhile, expect much more about both consoles on E3 2020 later this summer, and follow the run-up to GameSpot.  http://www.cnet.com/ "height =" 110 "width =" 196 “/>
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