PS5 has faster Wi-Fi and USB ports than Xbox Series X

The PS5 teardown video gave us our first look at the inside of the console, and it also gave us some specs about its Wi-Fi and USB support.

The teardown confirms a few new hardware details about PS5. For starters, we know the console’s Wi-Fi antenna supports the new Wi-Fi 6 standard, which allows for a new maximum speed of 9.6 Gbps – more than twice the 3.5 Gbps ceiling for Wi-Fi 5.

The practical benefit is that Wi-Fi 6 certified routers can better distribute all that speed to multiple devices at once, and to maintain their performance over time. So if you have a Wi-Fi 6 router and a home full of connected devices, there’s a good chance you will notice the improvement. For reference, the Xbox Series X Wi-Fi antenna supports Wi-Fi 5.

As for the USB ports, we already knew that PS5 has a USB-C port and a USB-A port on the front. The teardown video confirms the type-C port will support 10Gbps transfer speeds, and it confirms that the two USB-A ports on the back will as well. The type-A port on the front isn’t as quick however.

Xbox Series X doesn’t include any type-C ports, and all of its type-A ports run at the standard 5gbps speed.

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