The PS5’s technical specifications have been revealed and it’s got tech journalists and fan’s drooling over Teraflops and SSD speeds, maybe not so much the teraflops as they don’t mean that much apparently but certainly the rest of the technical facts and figures.
Sony has been lagging behind Microsoft a bit with reveals of the next-gen hardware, with the outbreak of coronavirus not helping any. But Mark Cerny, Lead System Architect for PS4 and PS5 took to the podium to explain the technical stuff behind Sony’s upcoming Next Gen powerhouse.
The video presentation above was meant for the Game Developer Conference so is very tech jargon heavy but here’s a brief rundown of the main tech features of the PlayStation 5.
- CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
- GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
- GPU architecture: Custom RDNA 2
- Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit
- Memory bandwidth: 448GB/s
- Internal storage: Custom 825GB SSD
- IO throughput: 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)
- Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot
- External storage: USB HDD support (PS4 games only)
- Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive
Most gamers probably won’t bother about the technical specification’s listed above, most, myself included, just want to see better-looking games that run at higher frame rates and some awesome features that will make gaming even more amazing.
There’s one thing though that should have every gamer excited and that is a super-fast SSD drive. SSD or Solid State Drive is much faster than a regular mechanical drive, it can access data at lightning speed (maybe even faster) meaning long load times will be a thing of the past and in-game fast travel will actually be fast.
Games will not only load faster on PS5, but they will also look better too. The PS5 features some nifty Ray Tracing technology that will make games look even more realistic by making in-game lighting look more natural.
With all these high-end, fancy technical specifications, it sounds like the PS5 is going to be one hell of a gaming console.