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CGI-Quality said:
padib said:

I read your post, then pressed quote after your edit. Is that a problem?

Well.....yes, Padib. I elaborated where you have dodged. But, at this point, it's fine. You're free to think what you want, I'll just continue to do what I do and listen to those who do what I do.

That said, should things change and the two devices (regarding this feature) show no real world differences, I'll personally return and apologize to you. 

In the meantime, be sure to check this place out. Puts a lot of things in perspective. And the problem with the 'gains' talk is it only considers one scenario. The PS5's SSD, in particular, was built for all sorts of scenarios (which is actually the bread and butter of an SSD in the first place). 

Thanks.

Listen, the PS5's SSD is top of the line, it's clear. In the end, my point is that SSDs have been a very old advancement in the world of gaming, and the PS5's inclusion of one is not revolutionary in the sense that PCs have had it for years, showing great increase in the quality of the gaming experience.

The XsX will also have a top of the line SSD, and the comparable gain there is debatable. What is truly more likely to play a factor in the overall performance of the console spec-wise is the cooling design and the high specs of the XsX GPU and CPUs.

I personally, and I say personally, am not impressed with the inclusion of SSDs, as I have been using SSD technology for many years now, even when playing PC games. I am also not very happy at the PR that is travelling the internet saying that comparing the teraflops is a bad metric and that the SSD is a revolution. I am concerned by it (truly) and I hope people are not being misled by it.

The team at Microsoft did a wicked job at pushing the specs, and, in my opinion, the upgrade that Sony did with the SSD is mostly in the io pipeline, since Cerny's video tells us that off the shelf SSDs will be pluggable into the PS5.

So even if it is top of the line, from an engineering point of view, I don't see the SSD upgrade as something to make a big case about.

I can for sure improve my tone, but needless to say I was a bit annoyed about the fuss people are making about the upgrade, since consoles are very late behind PCs on this spec. Devs say it is a game-changer, but that is in contrast to past consoles. In contrast with PCs, it's not really.

That's my point of view.

I'll definitely check your link.