This Wednesday, march 18, Sony introduced all the hardware specifications that will be the next Playstation 5. The main architect of the system, Mark Cerny, offers a deep dive into the architecture of the system and how it will shape the future of the game.
Will big new a SSD, ultra-high-speed I / O system custom built, AMD GPUS with custom ray-tracing, and highly-immersive 3D audio. With these capabilities, PS5 will allow developers to maximize their creativity, creating worlds expansive and new game experiences in the games they design.
The PS5 will have a CPU AMD Zen 2 eight-core custom with a clock frequency of 3.5 GHz (frequency variable), and a GPU-based custom hardware architecture RDNA 2 from AMD that promises 10.28 teraflops and 36 units of computation with frequency of 2.23 GHz. You will also have 16 GB of RAM, GDDR6 and an SSD custom of 825 GB that Sony had promised earlier that it will offer load times super fast in the game.
One of the most striking things of this new and long-awaited console from Sony is that the SSD ultra speed is demonstrated in the following exercise: when a PS4 took about 20 seconds to load a single gigabyte of data, the SSD of the PS5 allowed to upload five gigabytes of data in just a second second.
The PS5 will also have a slot NVMe SSD for expandable storage and support for USB hard drives. It will have a Blu-ray drive 4K previously announced, and will continue to be compatible with disks (that still will require the installation of games on the SSD).
The new hardware will add support for both games 8K games 4K at 120Hz. There is also a plan to add “3D audio” for a sound more immersive, a mode-optional low power consumption to save energy and compatibility with earlier versions of the titles of PS4.
The PS5 would be newly available in November of this 2020 and its minimum value on the market will be $470 dollars. Although the president of the company Jim Ryan announced in October of 2019 “I’m proud to share that our console of following generation will be called PlayStation 5 and will launch in time for Christmas 2020”.
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