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The Tech Spec Test: Xbox One Vs. PlayStation 4

by Matthew Kato on May 21, 2013 at 12:19 PM

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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)