Microsoft has just released in-depth specifications for the Xbox Series X. It's shaping up to be an impressive machine, but we still don't know how it'll compare to the PlayStation 5. Sony's silence has become a meme at this point, but rumours and speculation consistently suggest that the two next-gen consoles will be very similar in terms of raw power.
However, it's interesting to note that these newly released Xbox specs match up perfectly with an old leak -- a leak that also stated the PS5 will be more powerful than its competitor.
It all goes back to a NeoGAF poster named Tommy Fisher, who is now banned on the forum for, as far as we can tell, a lack of clarification on various next-gen rumours. They supposedly shared technical specifications for both the Xbox Series X and the PS5 back in December of last year. Given what we now know about the Xbox Series X, there's no denying that Tommy Fisher was bang on the money.
It was either an incredibly lucky but well educated guess, or they had inside information. If it's the latter, then it can be assumed that Tommy Fisher's PS5 specs are also accurate. They have Sony's next-gen device pegged at 13.3 teraflops compared to the Xbox Series X's 12.1 teraflops.
To say this is shaky ground would be an understatement. After all, this is based on just a handful of posts made by someone who has no discernible history of credible leaks. But again, the information is a perfect match, so it's worth pointing out, even if we're not convinced.