The Tech Spec Test: Xbox One Vs. PlayStation 4
What's a next-gen console war if not a chest-puffing match? Here's a quick look at the tech specs of the newly announced Xbox One from Microsoft and Sony's PlayStation 4 as we currently know them.
Keep in mind that there is a lot of stuff we don't know yet about either system, and that specs are just one facet of the story.
For more on today's reveal of the Xbox One, take a look at our Hub story.
|Xbox One||PlayStation 4|
|CPU||8-Core x86 AMD CPU (Xbox One is a 64-bit system)||8-Core x86-64 AMD Jaguar|
|GPU||Custom AMD GPU||AMD Radeon-based GPU|
|Memory||8GB DDR3 (5 GB available to games)||8GB GDDR5|
|Hard Drive||500GB||Built-in HDD, capacity TBA|
|Optical Drive||Blu-ray (speed unknown)/DVD||Blu-ray (6xCAV)/DVD|
|USB Ports||3x USB 3.0 (2 on back, 1 on side)||USB 3.0 (quantity unknown)|
|Video Out||HDMI (4K video playback, but not gameplay), HDMI input||HDMI (4K video playback, but not gameplay), Analog-AV Out|
|Audio||HDMI, S/PDIF optical||HDMI, S/PDIF optical|
|Communication||10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet, 3x 802.11n radios w/Wi-Fi Direct for communication with controller and other devices||10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)|
|Additional Outputs||IR (to control cable/satellite receiver)||Aux (unknown)|