PS5 & Xbox Series X Have A Big HDMI 2.1 Communication Problem
To be able to view the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X's in the best graphical capabilities you will require an 8K TV to connect the HDMI 2.1 output from either model or a compatible HDMI 2.1 TV, which could cause some major confusion.
Xbox Series X Specification (as known)CPU: 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.8GHz (3.6GHz with SMT) 7nm
GPU: 12 TFLOPs, 52 CUs at 1.825GHz, Custom RDNA 2
Memory: 16GB GDDR6
Storage: 1TB custom NVMe SSD
Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray
Ports: HDMI 2.1 output, 3x USB 3.2, RJ45 Networking port, expanded storage slot, power input
120 fps support
Potential 8K resolutions
Variable Rate Shading for more stable frame rates
Compatible with Xbox One accessories
Sony and Microsoft are taking drastically different approaches to their next-gen console releases, but both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X rely on one piece of technology to get the most out of their hardware's upgraded graphical power:
HDMI 2.1. What might seem like a slight change from current-gen HDMI 2.0b actually makes a big difference for PS5 and Xbox Series X, and HDMI 2.1 is bound to cause confusion among consumers about what they need to make next-gen count.