The new Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 are on their way later this year, they of course tout the hottest graphics and the fastest processors, but how fast is it exactly compared to previous gens? Comparison chart below.
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, but it helps give you an idea of what the comparative raw processing speed of a system.
Console GPU FGLOPS Comparison Table
|Xbox Series X||12000||Scarlett|
|Xbox One X||6000||Scorpio|
|Playstation 4 Pro||4200||Neo|
|Xbox Series S||4000||Lockhart|
|Xbox One S||1400||Durango 2|
|Nintendo Switch (Docked)||500||GM20B|
|Nintendo Wii U||176||Hollywood|
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