Sony wants the specs of the PlayStation 5 to enable a step up worthy of being called next-generation, though it stresses that something like the total TFLOPs figure won't necessarily tell the full story in terms of performance. However, it is still worth taking a look at the raw hardware specs to see what they are packing into this new system.
Mark Cerny is demonstrating PS5 system architecture as I type, but the raw details of the hardware are already online thanks to Digital Foundry. In a nutshell, here is what the PS5 will pack under the hood:
- CPU: 8x Zen 2 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
- Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive
The 16GB of GDDR6 memory is welcome, and the transition from mechanical spinning internal HDDs to a custom-made 825GB SSD will kick up loading and performance noticeably. Both an NVMe SSD Slot and support USB external storage provides plenty of space for a game library.
PS5 will also have a new controller that swaps the DualShock rumble for haptic feedback, which will provide a wider range of feedback than the familiar rumble which can feel the same for almost any kind of game.
More details on the PS5 will be along shortly.
Written by: James Delahunty @ 18 Mar 2020 12:56