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News hardware & software 18 March 2020, 18:17

author: Michael Kulakowski

PS5 - Sony Disclosed Full Specs of the Console

During the Road to PlayStation 5 presentation, Sony's Mark Cerny presented technical specs of the new console of the Japanese giant. If we look at the selected hardware components, we find that the device will theoretically be several to as much as twenty percent slower than Xbox Series X.

During the Road to PlayStation 5 presentation, streamed on YouTube, Sony's Mark Cerny provided information on the architecture and design of the upcoming PlayStation 5. We learned that the new console will be theoretically slower than Xbox Series X, from a few to at least twenty percent.

Detailed specs of PlayStation 5

  1. CPU: Zen 2 - 8 cores 3.5 GHz (Dynamic Clock)
  2. Layout: 10.28 teraflops, 36 CUs 2.23GHz, RDNA 2
  3. Technological process: 7 nm
  4. RAM: 16 GB GDDR6 (approx. 2.5 GB will for OS)
  5. Memory bandwidth: 448GB/s
  6. Internal drive: dedicated 825GB SSD
  7. Additional memory: standard NVMe SSD cards that meet specific console requirements
  8. External memory: USB 3.2 HDD support
  9. Optical disk reader: 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive
  10. Audio: Dedicated Tempest 3D chip

By comparison, the Xbox Series X specs

  1. CPU: Zen 2 - 8 cores 3.8 GHz (3.6 GHz with SMT)
  2. Layout: 12 teraflops, 52 CUs 1.825GHz, RDNA 2
  3. Technological process: 7 nm
  4. RAM: 16 GB GDDR6 (approx. 2.5 GB will consume the system itself)
  5. Memory bandwidth: 10 GB - 560GB/sec, 6GB - 336GB/sec
  6. Internal drive: 1TB NVMe SSD
  7. Extra memory: option to purchase a card that provides another 1TB
  8. External memory: USB 3.2 HDD support
  9. Optical disk reader: 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive

Cerny's extremely dry and technical speech will probably be a source of mockery and memes for a long time to come, as well as proof of problems in the marketing department of the Japanese giant, which instead of preparing a short and spectacular presentation preferred to show a lecture originally addressed only to developers and specialists at the cancelled GDC 2020 conference.

  1. PlayStation - official website
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