While Microsoft has advertised that the Xbox Series X is “the world’s most powerful console,” the PS5 outperforms in early game tests, and Microsoft is working on why. As The Verge reported, Digital Foundry has analyzed some new games on both the PS5 – which is capable of 10.28 teraflops GPU performance – and the Xbox Series X, which is capable of 12 teraflops – and it’s not as one-sided as originally published.
In Devil May Cry 5, the Xbox Series X performs better in 4K and beam tracking modes, but the higher frame rate option works better than the PS5, with frame rate differences exceeding 40 fps in some cases.“The descents seem very strange to me, and this suggests me some sort of API limitation on the Xbox side where the GPU is being held back by something,” he suggests. Digital foundry editor Richard Leadbetter.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which has been heavily promoted by Microsoft, also runs a little smoother on the PS5, and the Xbox Series X version shows a screen break and a regular slowdown in 60 fps.
The same story takes place in Dirt 5, where picture quality and resolution benefit the PS5. Developer of Dirt Codemasters he noted this performance gap and already said he had improvements in the works.