We’ve waited long enough for this. At long last, Sony has finally revealed the full hardware specs of the upcoming PS5.
Mark Cerny, PlayStation’s system architect, went in full details of the PlayStation 5 full specs.
The PS5 will feature a custom AMD Zen 2 octa-core processor, with a variable 3.5GHz frequency. To handle the graphics, the console will use a custom AMD RDNA 2 GPU architecture, which is clocked at 2.23GHz (variable) and can deliver 10.28 teraflops and 36 compute units.
The variable clock speeds will give the CPU and GPU some headroom once more demanding games come out in the future. To assist these powerful chips, the PlayStation 5 will boasts 16GB of GDDR6 memory.
Having better graphics is expected in a new console — that’s a given. But what PS4 users would instantly notice on the PS5 is its speed, thanks to the switch to an SSD storage from HDD.
For a perspective, a 1GB of data would take 20 seconds to load on an HDD (PS4). Sony is aiming to make the SSD on the PS5 load a 2GB file in only under a second. That’s a staggering difference. Say goodbye to loading screen arts.
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If the included 856GB SSD storage does not suffice, you can plug in an external USB hard drive. You can run old games on there — since the PS5 is backward compatible — to save some space. Albeit, it will not be as fast.
The PlayStation 5 will hit the market in December 2020, right in time for the holiday season. You can check the rest of the specs below.
PlayStation 5 Specs
- 8X AMD ZEN 2 CPU, up to 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
- 8 cores, 16 threads
- AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based GPU, 2.3GHz/10.3 TFLOPS (variable frequency)
- Ray Tracing Acceleration
- 16GB GDDR6 RAM, 448GBps
- 825GB SSD, 5.5GBps read speeds
- Ultra HD 4K Blue-ray optical disc drive, up to 100GB/disc
- Video Out: 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR
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