Microsoft decided to take the wraps off its upcoming gaming console, the Xbox Series X, and detailed everything that we needed to know about it. It looks like Sony had a FOMO after Microsoft's reveal, and it decided to give out some of the details of its upcoming console too.
Yes, we finally know exactly how powerful the PlayStation 5 is going to be. I sat through the entire keynote last night to filter out all the unwanted (read mostly boring) details and give you just the exciting things that you need to know about the PS5. So, let's dive into it -PS5 Is Incredibly Powerful
First of all, I'd like to point out that Sony didn't really reveal the console itself. They just wanted to talk about the architecture and give a glimpse as to what they've been cooking behind the scenes.
So, the PlayStation 5 will be using AMD's Ryzen, featuring 8x cores at 3.5GHz. The GPU will also be provided by AMD and it'll be a customized version of the AMD RDNA 2 featuring 36 CUs capped at 2.23GHz. It'll also support ray-tracing on the hardware level, which is fantastic.
The PlayStation 5 will be able to deliver 10.28 teraflops at its peak performance, which is a significant step up over the current-gen console. Sony said the console will also be able to support 8K, although they didn't go into specifics as to what we should expect.
The PS5 will have 16GB GDDR6/256-bit RAM and we're looking at a memory bandwidth of 448GB/s. Sony is also using a custom SSD for its console. The company is claiming lightning-fast speeds, thanks to the PCIe 4.0 connection. Apparently, the console will be able to transfer a 2GB file in just 0.27 seconds. That's an insane number and it means we literally won't have to worry about loading times at all. The PS5 will also feature an NVMe SSD slot for expandable storage, in case you're wondering.Next-Gen Experience
Sony says the console will also feature Tempest 3D audio. A huge part of the keynote was spent talking about the audio experience. In simple terms, it looks like PS5 will offer an immersive audio experience, unlike anything we've experienced so far.
Lastly, we'd like to point out that the PS5 will be backward compatible which means you'll still be able to play PS4 games on it. Also, the PS5 won't be digital-only, meaning you'll still be able to purchase digital copies of the game if you want.
Well, that's all we got for now. We thought Sony would give us a glimpse of the console, but it looks like we'll have to wait a bit longer to see what they have in store for us.
Note: The thumbnail images of the console are for representation only. That's not the final design of the console.