Within a month, Sony will hold a special PlayStation event in New York and with this occasion, it will unveil the next gen console codenamed PlayStation Neo, which is the upgraded version of the PS 4. On the other hand, Microsoft has already released its new Xbox One S, or at least the 2TB version is out for sale ($399), so if you’re planning to buy a new console and you’re undecided which one to buy, maybe this short comparison will help you reach a conclusion.
The Xbox One came with a two-tone “liquid black” finish on the outside: half being matte grey (the top, which contains a large air vent) and half being glossier black. The LED rings from the Xbox 360 have been replaced with a glowing white Xbox logo and the console was built to sit horizontally. The Xbox One S, on the other hand, is 40 percent smaller, it has a new “robot white” color scheme and it’s covered in speaker grille holes. Also, it has no Kinect port, so if you want to add a camera, you’ll need a USB adapter. The biggest change is related to the power supply, which is now built-in.
Sony hasn’t revealed yet how the PS Neo will look like, but most likely, it will be slightly different from the current PS 4. Also, just like the Xbox S, it will have the power supply inside and it will be slimmer.
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
The Xbox One can be used a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, as well, as it plays the new format discs and supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) games and videos. The PlayStation Neo is rumored to have the same capability.
The Xbox One used a 28nm APU, but the Xbox One S has received the new 16nm APU, which is clocked 7% faster. The GPU has been upgraded as well, being now clocked at 914MHz, which is an increase from 853MHz on the Xbox One. The console has two HDMI ports, two USB 3.0 ports, an IR output, optical audio and Ethernet ports.
The specs of the PlayStation Neo haven’t been confirmed by Sony yet, but the console is rumored to be powered by a 2.1GHz octa-core processor and will have a GPU which will target a 4.14 teraflops peak power. In addition, the memory will be GDDR5 and will run at 218GB/s.