There have been extensive speculations about the release of the new PS5 for quite a few months now and after today’s presentation hosted by Sony, audiences and gaming enthusiasts took a sneak peek Inside The PS5, and Full System Specs Are Revealed And Show What The Next Gen Console Is Capable Of. In the presentation, that went on for over 50 minutes, the Lead System Architect for PS5, Mark Cerny divulged many details regarding the plans for the new console and what it avant-garde technological specifications it will offer.
The video title ‘Road to PS5’ is available online if any of you want to go through the depths of the 50 minutes presentation to know more about the console.
We have consolidated the new specifications for the PS5 and other highlights from the presentation regarding the upcoming console in a point-wise format for an easy but informative read.
- CPU: 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
- External Storage: USB HDD Support
- GPU Architecture: Custom RDNA 2
- GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
- IO Throughput: 5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)
- Internal Storage: Custom 825GB SSD
- Memory Bandwidth: 448GB/s
- Memory/Interface: 16GB GDDR6/256-bit
The presentation that lasted 50 minutes talked in-depth about how the user experience of the console is going to be with its audio tempest tech and expandable USB SSD drives as opposed to joy gamers who will be able to enjoy to console and its monster specifications. Many enthusiasts have shown their concerns over how PS5 will fare as part of the next-gen games but its specifications are keeping the hopes high.
The presentation has a few points of highlight that have stood out. The introduction to what is being widely called the ‘boost’ or in other words, variable frequencies is one of the important aspects of the console. The technology that is used in PS5 is very different from the concepts used in phones or their previous consoles.
If the power redirection and thermal restrictions are managed closely inside the AMD Core of the console, its performance can be kept under control in any environment. The CPU and GPU performance of the console have been monitored closely and their frequencies are also set to match with each other. This is also the reason why the Sony team has grabbed the opportunity to set their GPU at extremely high frequencies.
Apart from the power boost that could potentially give the next-gen games an edge of their own, Mark Cerny also shared details regarding the AMD RDNA 2 technology used in PS5. PS5 has similarities with Nvidia Turing in terms of the Geometry Engine, shaders, and other AMD products all of which collectively pave the way for promising graphics in the upcoming decade.
Finally, as per Mark Cerny, the SSD technology is the biggest news of them all that promises to deliver a next-gen experience and is also considered one of the most requested upgrades in the new model. As per Mark Cerny, as much as 2GB of data takes a quarter of a second loading time that makes the gaming experience smoother than anything the world has ever seen before.