VGC journalists talked to Chris Grannell, who had worked for Sony for 14 years with a hand in Formula One, WipEout, and Guerrilla Games projects.
What is known
According to Grannell, the developer community agreed that the machine that Microsoft has built is a beast compared to the Sony console. The speaker noted that the PlayStation 5 wins in terms of ratio prices for ironbut the Xbox Series X will provide more power.
“If you look at bandwidth and ray tracing [Xbox Series X], then you will begin … to understand why the developers say that it is staggering. So, you have the math, and you begin to look at the possibility of ray tracing in real time … this is where Sony was taken by surprise, ”he said.
At the same time, Grannell noted that Sony still can attract the attention of gamers with games.
“You will still see absolutely incredible works from Guerrilla Games, you will see incredible works from Insomniac – everything is as usual … You will see how Sony developers learn how to use Kraken (texture decompression technology, – ed.) Faster and more efficiently when they get access to Sony technology, as it was with the PlayStation 3 “
Recall that the PlayStation 5 uses 8 core Zen 2 Cores 3.5 GHz with a Custom RDNA 2 GPU for 36 clusters with a capacity of 10.28 teraflops. Sony will release a set-top box with 16 GB of RAM such as GDDR6 and a fast 825 GB SSD. Microsoft decided to install in Series X 8 core an AMD Zen 2 3.8 GHz processor and an RDNA 2 GPU for 52 clusters with a capacity of 12 teraflops. RAM also delivered 16 GB. In terms of game storage, the Xbox Series X will receive 1 TB NVME SSDs.
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