Many gamers are loyal to one particular console, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t get pretty excited when different gaming brands bring out their next-generation specs. Right now, we’re waiting on tenterhooks for the PS5 and the Xbox Series X to be released – and there’s no doubt about the fact that gamers are pitting them against each other. But what are the key differences between the PS5 and the Xbox Series X?
The Exclusive Games
While the main similarity between these two consoles is the fact that they are both being released at the same time – Holiday 2020 – there are a few differences, as you can probably imagine. Both consoles come with their own exclusive games, and that may be the clincher for those who are still weighing up their options. Those looking to buy the PS5 can rest easy knowing that they will grab Godfall as part of the bundle, while Xbox fans will get a bit more bang for their buck with two games; Halo Infinite and Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2.
The Processing Power
As if that wasn’t enough, it seems as though the next-generation Xbox also beats the PlayStation in terms of its processing power. The PS5 boasts a 10.3 teraflop AMD RDNA 2 – which is still pretty impressive – but the Xbox has an incredible 12.0 teraflop AMD RDNA 2 to its name. In terms of the storage, the PS5 offers 825 GB custom SSD, while the Xbox Series X offers 1 TB custom NVME SSD. So, you could say that the Xbox wins.
There’s no official word on the price of either console just yet, so it’s hard to tell whether there is going to be a difference between them. However, the general consensus is that they will both cost around $500 – give or take $100 either side.
So, which new console takes your fancy the most?
If you ever take a walk in the tropical rainforests of French Guiana in South America, you’ll encounter giant-sized spider webs. And when we say giant, we mean a size bigger than a school bus! The specialty of these webs is that they are inhabited by thousands of teeny-tiny spiders, who wait motionless for their prey to be trapped. And once the victim is trapped, they start to dance!
The Dancing Spiders
The discovery of these dancing spiders has startled scientists and ethologists. These South American arachnids are a kind of “social” spider that lives in large groups. Forming such cooperative colonies is rare for spiders. Moreover, these quarter-inch-long amber-colored predators use synchronized dance moves to overwhelm and bring down prey which can be up to 700 times heavier than the spider! Smaller than a ladybug in size, these spiders, scientifically named Anelosimus Eximius, don’t pose any threat to humans, even when hunting together. Generally, grasshoppers and moths end up as their victims.
The Logic behind the Dance
Ethologist, Raphael Jeanson, and his colleagues published a study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences about their findings after observing the behavioral pattern of these spiders in their natural environment. They discovered that these arachnids make their movements coordinated and synchronized to capture their prey. To be more specific, these tiny spiders perform a pop-and-lock-style “dance!” Well, they don’t dance obviously! The movement is all about feeling for vibrations, coming both from their fellow web-mates and the tangled prey. With thousands of spiders moving differently, a loud noise is created in the web, making the spiders unable to hear the prey. That’s why they synchronize their movements to sense the hunt easily and locate the insect in the giant web more precisely. This harmonious hunt is a brilliant example of social co-working, which is rare to witness in the insect kingdom!