Sony Reveals PlayStation 5 Hardware Specifications

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Sony to Reveal More PlayStation 5 Information Tomorrow
After months and months of ready, Sony has lastly revealed some {hardware} specs for the upcoming PlayStation 5 throughout a reside stream on the official PlayStation weblog.

Right off the bat, let me make clear that the corporate nonetheless didn’t give us any type of a sneak-peek on the design of the console so if you happen to have been ready with bated breath for that type of factor and are actually extraordinarily dissatisfied, effectively, be part of the membership.

Speaking of the {hardware} although, PlayStation 5 lead system architect Mark Cerny was on the stage taking us by each little element concerning the PS5, and the way the workforce behind the console took all of these selections, and it was fairly attention-grabbing.

The console will characteristic, as anticipated, a customized AMD CPU primarily based on the Zen 2 structure, and with its frequency capped at 3.5GHz. In comparability, the Xbox Series X has a customized AMD CPU primarily based on the Zen 2 structure that runs at 3.8GHz.

In phrases of reminiscence, the PlayStation 5 may have an SSD for storage, which is one other factor we just about knew. However, there have been two surprises right here as effectively. The first, not that nice one, was that the PS5 may have an 825GB SSD, which isn’t solely significantly decrease than the 1TB SSD within the Xbox Series X, however can also be only a bizarre quantity of storage.

The good shock nonetheless, is that Sony will help M.2 SSDs from the open market if gamers need to develop storage. However, they might want to help the quick 5.5Gb/s bandwidth that Sony’s inside SSD is engaged on, and Mark Cerny stated that the corporate shall be testing these new PCIe 4.0 primarily based M.2 SSDs and can launch an inventory of really useful SSDs for the PlayStation 5.

Personally I feel that is most likely a greater resolution than what Xbox has performed with its “Xbox Series X Storage Expansion Card”, however we’ll have to attend and see till we get extra particulars round what Sony has in thoughts, and this Xbox growth card.

What’s extra, the PlayStation 5 will even pack in a customized AMD GPU utilizing the RDNA 2 structure. The GPU has 36CUs, and a complete efficiency of 10.3TFLOPS — a quantity that appears dwarfed by the Xbox Series X’s 12TFLOPS; a minimum of on paper.

Clearly, when it comes to numbers on a sheet, the Xbox Series X appears to be simply beating out the PlayStation 5. But numbers can usually simply be numbers, and the console wars shall be fought on extra grounds than uncooked efficiency, together with companies, launch exclusives, and extra — let’s see what each these firms have in retailer for us all.

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