Today, during a digital event, Sony and its architect Mark Cerny have finally officially unveiled the technical specifications for PlayStation 5. This will be the next generation console scheduled to launch in the festive season of 2020.
PlayStation 5 Technical Features
Processor: AMD Zen 2 8 colors up to 3.5 GHz (variable)
Graphics: AMD RDNA 2 custom (10.28 Teraflops, 36 CUs at 2.23 GHz)
Internal storage: 825 GB SSD
External storage: USB HDD
RAM: 16 GB GDDR6
Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-Ray
PlayStation 5 will continue to be powered by AMD hardware, processing and graphics performance. Its AMD Zen 2 processor reaches variable frequencies up to a maximum of 2.5 GHz .
Regarding its graphics, it has a capacity of 10.28 Teraflops per second . Additionally, the graphics (made to measure for PlayStation 5), has 36 computing units with a maximum frequency of 2.23 GHz .
The “Ray-tracing” technology is also noteworthy. This visual light rendering technique in video games helps to make graphics look more realistic. You can see an example of Ray-tracing in action in the video below.
PlayStation 5 will raise the bar on loading speed
One of the major focuses of PlayStation 5 is the speed with which it loads games. This improvement will be possible, thanks to the option for an SSD disk, which will increase the console speed exponentially in all operations.
As demonstrated at the event, a comparison was made with the PlayStation 4, where the PS5 reaches higher speeds in bandwidth and load time. This had been demonstrated previously with the Spider-Man game, where PS4 took 8 seconds to load some levels, with PS5 doing it in less than 1 second.
In a more direct comparison, Mark Cerny says that while PS4 takes 20 seconds to load 1 GB of information, PS5 loads 5 GB in just 1 second. It is seen that the PS5 will be an extremely fast console.
Sony promises audio and resolution improvements up to 8K
In addition to the obvious novelties in speed and performance, Sony claims that the PlayStation 5 will be able to run certain games up to 8K, when such games are available. Additionally, the PS5 will support 4K gameplay at up to 120 FPS.
In the audio field, the company has revealed plans to add 3D audio for a more immersive experience. However, it was not clear whether these will be improvements that the company will eventually make with new versions of the same console (such as PlayStation Slim) or if the hardware will come all on PS5.
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