PS5 vs Xbox Series X: How Does Rainbow Six Siege Perform On the Latest Consoles

Published 12/03/2020, 10:39 AM EST

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We have finally entered the next generation of gaming with the Xbox Series X/S and the PS5. Even though each of these consoles is powerful and has distinct features, fans are always curious to rank them.

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In a recent video, YouTuber ElAnalistaDeBits compared the Xbox Series X/S with the PS5, and chose Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege for the purpose:

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It is worth noting that all the consoles ran the same version of Rainbow Six Siege. The comparison has been made with 4K/60 FPS mode and vsync activated.

Difference in loading times and resolution between the Xbox Series X/S and the PS5

As expected, the loading times on the next-gen consoles are lightning fast:

  • PS5-  7.86 seconds
  • Xbox Series X- 7.96 seconds
  • Xbox Series S-  8.43 seconds

The Xbox Series X and the PS5 could easily run the game at 3840x2160p, but the Xbox Series S limits the resolution to 3072x1728p. Regardless, the resolution does not significantly affect the gaming experience on the Series S. Apart from higher shadows on the Series X, the game looks very similar on all the consoles.

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Interestingly, the 3072x1728p resolution is also the maximum resolution reached by the previous-gen Xbox One X.

Frame drop in the next-gen consoles

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Apparently, there was no considerable frame drop in either of the consoles while running Rainbow Six Siege at 60 FPS. Having said that, a specific bomb-planting animation compelled them to drop the FPS minimally.

The Xbox Series X and the PS5 dropped the FPS to 49, and 55, respectively. On the flip side, Microsoft’s cheaper next-gen console lowered down the FPS to 45 for the same animation.

Apart from these minor differences in FPS and resolution, all the consoles performed similarly in terms of rendering shadows, reflections, and draw distance.

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Based on these comparisons, it is hard to declare a winner between the PS5 and the Xbox Series X. While Microsoft’s next-gen console managed to display better shadows, Sony’s console maintained a more stable FPS. Considering its $299 price, the Xbox Series S also works exceptionally well.

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Aakrit Sharma

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.
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