What is the PS5 GPU Equivalent To [Guide For Beginners 2024]

Written By Farhan Max

The PlayStation 5 came out in late 2020 and is still one of the hot topics in the gaming industry. I am pretty sure up until PlayStation 6 comes, PlayStation 5 will be relevant in the industry.

I don’t know how many years we have been fighting this console and pc master race war. In the previous generation, both the console giants struggled when it came to performance against PCs. But now both consoles are geared up to give a solid fight.what-is-the-ps5-gpu-equivalent-to

What is the PS5 GPU equivalent to?

PS5 GPU would be equivalent and slightly better than the RX5700 XT or RTX 2070 super if we compare it to today’s GPU lineup of AMD and Nvidia. But it is safe to say it would get better every year with updates, unlike the RX5700 XT or RTX 2070 super.

See, I get it if you are confused and new to the whole console genre. You don’t have to worry about that anymore. I will be answering all of your queries in this guideline.

So keep reading till then to get your confusion resolved.

Is The RTX 3080 Better Than The PS5?

The RTX 3080 is way superior to the PS5 GPU if we compare it with the PS5. However, when it comes to gaming in general, the PS5 will always be relevant because games are heavily optimized for the consoles so that they can run better but with an FPS cut.

If we go directly into the comparison, the RTX 3080 is obviously miles ahead because of its specification. I mean, you are paying 699$ for the RTX 3080. It is supposed to be great.

If you look at the PS5 or the Xbox, the money you are paying is just around 499$. And in this price range, you are getting a gaming beast.

So now you might ask, What GPU does the PS5 have?

PlayStation 5 comes with AMD’s RDNA 2 GPU architecture which is equivalent to RX5700 XT if not higher than that. It comes with 16 GB of GDDR6 memory with the new architecture Xtreme Bandwidth. It can go up to 10.2 TFLOPs and supports the new ray tracing technology.rtx-3080-gaming-gpu

The RTX 3080 comes with 10GB GDDR6X memory, and it can go up to 29.7 TFLOPs! I mean, no comparison, right? Well, yes, but there is a catch, and there is always a catch.

You see, when it comes to a flagship GPU, it is not just made for gaming. You can do a whole lot in that GPU. From Photo editing to video editing, and if you are a graphics designer, you need that extra power for your 3D graphics rendering. You need a good enough GPU if you are into machine learning as well. So yes, apart from gaming, you can do a lot more in a flagship GPU. That is why the crazy price tag and miles ahead specs from the console GPU.

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But think about it this way: how are you going to use your PlayStation5?

Only for gaming, right! You cannot even open a simple notepad or word in that thing because the PlayStation 5s sole purpose is to play games on it and nothing else. So you don’t need a high-end graphics card to play games at 60 FPS on a PlayStation 5.

Now let’s go back to the year 2013. That is the year PlayStation 4 came out starting at USD499, and in the same year, the best GPU was the GTX 780 TI which was on the market for 699$. Obviously, the GTX 780 TI was superior specs-wise to the PlayStation 4 GPU. The PlayStation 4 could only reach up to 2TFLOps, whereas the GTX 780 TI could go up to 6!

So now you ask yourself which technology is still relevant in the gaming industry? The answer would be the PlayStation 4. Because it still can give out rock-solid 30 FPS on the highest possible settings. And one of the reasons is that games are heavily optimized for the console so that the console can compete with the technology that is coming now and then.

To sum it up, yes, the RTX 3080 TI GPU is better, but if you are looking for a gaming machine only, then the PlayStation 5 can easily go to 6 years without giving you any worry about the gaming performance.

What Is The PS5 CPU Equivalent To?

The PlayStation 5 CPU is equivalent to AMD R7 3700X. The PlayStation 5 comes with x86-64-AMD Ryzen Zen 8 Cores / 16 Threads at 3.5GHz CPU. So the direct competitor of the PlayStation 5 CPU would be the AMD R7 3700x with less clock speed.

Then again, I have to clarify one thing: the PlayStation 5 CPU is made for gaming purposes. So it is important to understand that you don’t need the best CPU out there when it comes to gaming. And you can hardly multi-task on a PlayStation 5.

Now you may ask What Specs PS5 has?

As I said earlier, it comes with x86-64-AMD Ryzen Zen 8 Cores / 16 Threads at 3.5GHz CPU. AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine with Ray Tracing Acceleration

Up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS). 16GB GDDR6 Memory and one of the finest SSD out there, having 825GB in it. Also, with Ultra HD Blu-ray drive and additional NVMe SSD Slot in it.

Pretty nice for a 499$ console, right? Yes obviously.

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People Frequently ask me what’s better, PC or PS5?

My answer would be the PlayStation 5. Because if you make a PC with the exact equivalent parts from the PS5, it will cost you around 1600$, yes, not even kidding. The PlayStation 5 starts at about 499$, and you can get a digital edition for only 399$.

And to be honest, you wouldn’t get the same gaming performance from the 1600$ equivalent PC of the PlayStation 5. Yes, you can do a lot more on a PC than gaming, but when it comes to gaming, your 1600$ will always be left behind. Because as I said earlier, games are heavily optimized on the PlayStation 5 or even on Xbox to run better even with hardware limitations.

So yes, if you ask me what I would choose for my gaming, a PlayStation 5 or 1600$ PC, I guess I would go for a PlayStation 5. And probably another Xbox series S.

What Resolution Is PS5?

The PlayStation 5 can output 1080p(1920×1080) and 4K (3840 x 2160). However the PLayStation 5 doesn’t support native 1440p so the monitors with 1440p panel have to use the 1080p video output.

I know 1440p monitors are pretty famous among gamers; hence, it is said that the PlayStation 5 doesn’t support 1440p. But you have to keep in mind that PlayStation 5 or any other consoles are made for TVs; hardly anyone would connect it with their monitor. And not many TV comes with 1440p resolution. So I get the idea of leaving the 1440p resolution behind. But not going to lie in the 1440p monitor; the 1080p output looks great. So don’t worry about it.

You may ask how to change the resolution in PS5? Well, don’t worry. I will walk you through it.

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Here are the steps to change the resolution in PS5:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Navigate to Sound and Screen.
  3. Press x on Video Output Settings.change-ps5-resolution
  4. Change the resolution.

Well, there you go; you can now change your resolution. Another tip will be to Turn on the HDR settings if your TV supports HDR. Also, the deep color output. Now you will have a very vibrant and colorful display while gaming.

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Final Thoughts

The PlayStation 5 is a gaming sensation. A lot of people still are in search of this Console because it is always stocked out.

And people are now confused about whether to wait for the PS5 or just build their own custom-made PC.

Hope with this guideline; you can solve your queries.

And if you still have any more queries, then you can always reach us.

About The Author
Farhan Max is a tech geek with a particular interest in computer hardware. He's been fascinated by gaming since childhood and is now completing his undergraduate studies while researching and testing the latest tech innovations. Alongside his love for all things geeky, Farhan is also a skilled photographer.

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