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Console Power Comparison Chart

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    The new Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 are here, they of course tout the hottest graphics and the fastest processors, but how fast is it exactly compared to previous gens? Comparison chart below.

    Console Power Chart - GFLOPS Comparison 2023

    Gaming Console GPU GFLOPS Comparison Table

    SystemGFlopsGPU Name
    Xbox Series X12000Scarlett
    Playstation 59200Unknown
    Xbox One X6000Scorpio
    Playstation 4 Pro4200Neo
    Xbox Series S4000Lockhart
    PlayStation 41843Liverpool
    Valve Steam Deck1600RDNA 2
    Xbox One S1400Durango 2
    Xbox One1310Durango
    Nintendo Switch (OG & OLED) (Docked)500GM20B
    Nintendo Switch (OG, Lite & OLED)393.2GM20B
    Xbox 360240Xenos
    PlayStation 3230.4Reality Synthesizer
    Nintendo Wii U176Hollywood
    Xbox20NV2A” ASIC.
    Nintendo Wii12Hollywood
    Nintendo Gamecube9.4Flipper
    PlayStation 26.2Graphics Synthesizer
    Nintendo 3DS4.8PICA200
    Dreamcast1.4PowerVR CLX2
    Nintendo DS0.6 
    Nintendo 640.1Reality Coprocessor

    What are FLOPS?

    FLOPS is an acronym for floating point operations per second. It is used as a general measure of performance of a processing unit.

    What’s a floating point operation?

    Floating point operations are required when dealing with software that uses a huge range of numbers. Software stores exponentially large or small numbers into a predictable encoded 64 bit size.

    Converting these 64-bit instructions into raw numbers takes processing power. Processors can be measured in FLOPS, which refers to how fast they can turn bit instructions into numbers.

    In gaming, floating point numbers are used to determine polygons and shapes. The more FLOPS a GPU can process, the faster it will be able to render a 3D scene. FLOPS 

    FLOPS is only one aspect of determining console power, it won’t tell you what is the best gaming console, but it helps give you an idea of what the comparative raw processing speed of a system.

    FLOPS Conversions

    You might see FLOPS, GFLOPS and TFLOPS terms floating around, these are all the same measurement, just different magnitudes. A simple reference would be to compare bytes to megabytes, gigabytes and terabytes.

    1000 FLOPS = 1 MFLOPS

    1000 MFLOPS = 1 GFLOPS

    1000 GFLOPS =  1 TFLOPS

    What do the FLOPS mean for next-gen?

    While the numbers are nice to have as a rough comparison of compute power, the real world difference will be less obvious, the Xbox Series X will likely have slightly better resolution or framerates in cross-platform games, but FLOPS should not be the deciding factor in which console you choose.
    Exclusives, other features like SSD speeds, backward compatibility, crossplay and mouse and keyboard should be bigger factors in your decision. 

    Comparing console generations gives you an approximate calculation for how much power the new consoles have.

    Raymond Sam

    Raymond Sam

    Raymond is the founder and editor TheGamingSetup.com. He's been reviewing gaming peripherals for almost a decade and has reviewed hundreds of mice, keyboards, controllers and other gaming peripherals. He's been gaming for even longer, playing on all systems with a several thousand hours of DOTA 2, Starcraft , Street Fighter, Smash Bros, Overwatch, Apex Legends and Call of Duty under his belt with the intention of adding several more thousand going forward.

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    13 Responses

      1. It’s a theoretical processing speed
        It’s 1Tflops in speed if you calculate it as 16bit operations only, but that’s a 64bit processor
        Yes that’s correct, that’s the real speed of the switch
        You can’t expect much at a 2015 processor

      2. its 0.3tflops in handheld mode and 0.7 in docked mode. you can only reach the 1tflop figure with an overclock

      1. Graph is garbage… intentionally minimizes the ps5s bar compared to the xbox x. It sits directly in the middle of the xbox one x and series x… but the gap from one x is more than 4 tf, but less than 2 tf to the series x. Yet visually the gap is the same… smh

    1. The Wii U has a more powerful GPU than the xbox 360 or ps3 – its built on a R700 GPU with around the level of a 5570 performance – which is about 400 GFLOPS

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