We talk about Wifi. Although both consoles will have an Ethernet connector, in the case of WiFi, the PS5 will be better than the Xbox Series X. At the end of August we learned, according to the records of the WiFi Alliance, that the Wi-Fi of PS5 will be WiFi 6, the latest version of the standard with speeds of up to 9.6 Gbps. In addition, it offers other improvements such as greater energy efficiency, better spectrum compression, lower latency, lower interference, and a greater ability to connect devices. Also has Bluetooth 5.1.
WiFi 5 on Xbox Series X, WiFi 6 on PS5
However, Microsoft has opted for the cheap option and has not included the latest version of the standard, instead opting for WiFi 5, or 802.11ac for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, which already included consoles such as PS4 Pro or Xbox One X. This decision could have been understood in the face of Series S, but it does not make sense that Series X, the highest-end Please don’t include a trendy WiFi chip.
No USB C ports on Xbox
In addition, there will also be another difference with the Sony console, since none of the new Microsoft consoles will have ports USB C. Both will have three USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, which although it is an improvement over the USB 3.0 of Xbox One X, implies that the consoles will not have USB C ports. In the case of PS5, we do have a USB C port on the side. front side next to a USB A.
This may not seem important, but if you want to enjoy the maximum speed when connecting an external SSD, the best speed is going to be with PS5, although in both consoles we can expand the storage with NVMe drives.
Shares of Sony have tumbled earlier today after, according to the WSJ, the company had to cut PS5 production because of the low percentage of functional chips that AMD is sourcing from wafers made by TSMC to make up the brain. from the console. So getting a PS5 can be more difficult at launch, and there will now be 11 million consoles available in the first year of launch instead of the 15 they hoped to have.
The price of PS5 will be known tomorrow, while Microsoft no longer has anything to hide from its consoles, both for 299 and 499 euros, respectively, going on sale on November 10. Today the weight and measurements of both have been known, where Series X will weigh 4.4 kg and measure 15.1 cm x 15.1 cm x 30.1 cm. In the case of Series S, the weight is 1.9 kg, with dimensions of 6.5 cm x 15.1 cm x 27.5 cm.