21 May 2019
Rumours about the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox One X successor have been making the rounds for a while now. According to the rumour mill, Sony’s upcoming gaming device won’t be as advanced as Microsoft’s Xbox One X successor.
Sony’s lead architect Mark Cerny had revealed some details about the upcoming PlayStation 5 last Tuesday. The machine will be powered by AMD’s 7nm third-generation Ryzen CPU (Zen 2), and will use a custom Radeon Navi graphics GPU. The device will come with ray tracing support and 8K resolutions.
Microsoft is reportedly planning a device which is even more powerful. Founder and head editor of Seasoned Gaming, Ainsley Bowden has tweeted that “multiple insiders” have confirmed that Microsoft’s Anaconda will be much more advanced than its rival.
Last year, rumours had surfaced that two new Xbox machines would make up Microsoft’s next-gen line-up. This includes an affordable device codenamed Lockheart, which could be the successor to the Xbox One S which competes with the Xbox One X. The second device Anaconda will be its flagship console which will compete with the PS5, and will have high-end AMD hardware and an SSD.
As of now, there are no details available on how Anaconda will outperform the PS5. It is likely that its CPU will have more cores and faster clock speed. It will have a more powerful GPU, extra RAM, and perhaps a faster SSD. The Xbox One X is the most powerful console in the market right now, yet Sony’s PS4 has been sold almost double the number of Xbox One.
Cerny stated that PS5 price point will be “appealing,” and analysts are expecting it to arrive at $499. Microsoft’s flagship console will also cost around the same. Both the gaming consoles are set to arrive in 2020!