Gaming Console GPU GFLOPS Comparison Table
|Xbox Series X||12000||Scarlett|
|Xbox One X||6000||Scorpio|
|Playstation 4 Pro||4200||Neo|
|Xbox Series S||4000||Lockhart|
|Valve Steam Deck||1600||RDNA 2|
|Xbox One S||1400||Durango 2|
|Nintendo Switch (OG & OLED) (Docked)||500||GM20B|
|Nintendo Switch (OG, Lite & OLED)||393.2||GM20B|
|PlayStation 3||230.4||Reality Synthesizer|
|Nintendo Wii U||176||Hollywood|
|PlayStation 2||6.2||Graphics Synthesizer|
|Nintendo 64||0.1||Reality 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.
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.