Comparison of the PS5 and Xbox Series X Graphics: Which Platform Is Best?

Comparison of the PS5 and Xbox Series X Graphics: Which Platform Is Best? ...

Deathloop by Arkane Studios was initially only available on the PS5, but with the Xbox Series X's release this month, enthusiasts are likely to want to know which console keeps ahead of its competitors in terms of resolution and frame rate.

The answer can vary depending on your preference, though Deathloop renders well on both current-generation platforms in general. Both the PS5 and the Xbox Series S version offer only two performance modes.

Below are a few examples of the various performance modes available on each platform and the corresponding resolution in Deathloop.

  • Performance Mode: Dynamic 4K (common 1620p)
  • Quality Mode: Dynamic 4K (common 1836p)
  • Ray-Tracing Mode: Dynamic 4K (common 1836p)
  • Ultra Performance Mode: 1080p
  • Performance Mode: Dynamic 4K (common 1836p)
  • Quality Mode: Dynamic 4K (common 1836p)
  • Ray-Tracing Mode: Dynamic 4K (common 1836p)
  • Ultra Performance Mode: 1080p
  • Performance Mode: Dynamic 1080p (common 1080p)
  • Quality Mode: Dynamic 1080p (common 1080p)

On Xbox Series X and PS5, Ray-Tracing mode is enabled, but the Xbox Series S isn't supported. On the other hand, Quality mode on both PS5 and SeriesX improves the average resolution at the cost of a slower frame rate.

The Xbox Series S' Quality mode increases draw distance and ambient occlusion quality over the Performance mode. This version produces lower resolution textures and shadows in certain areas as well as less quality post-processing effects.

In terms of performance, the Xbox Series X has an overall advantage over the PS5, as it offers higher frame rate stability in both Quality and Ultra Performance modes. Screen tears are seen in the PS5 version in Ultra Performance mode, which can end up being a distraction. VRR does however mitigate this issue.

The PS5's DualSense controller provides an enhanced immersive experience with its haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and nicely integrated speaker sound effects, as well as a more precise controls scheme with gyro aim and Flick Stick support.

Both versions of Deathloop are excellent, but those who prefer the more feature-rich PS5 version might prefer the more intuitive gameplay. gyro aim and Flick Stick should provide a better experience for gamers who want to play the game first. On the other hand, the Xbox Series X version in Ultra Performance mode delivers the best console experience.

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