Comprehensive PlayStation 5 Specs Show an Amazing Machine
While we knew quite a bit about the upcoming PS5 console, there was still a bit of mystery left. Now, we have a more detailed breakdown of the PlayStation 5 specs, which shows that it’s quite the upgrade of the current generation console.
We’ve known for a while that it will be running a custom AMD Zen2 CPU and RDNA 2 GPU. Games will certainly test the limits of the console, which may result in downclocking at times. System Architect, Mark Cerny, confirms this but also divulges on to what extent that will happen:
When that worst case game arrives, it will run at a lower clock speed. But not too much lower, to reduce power by 10 percent it only takes a couple of percent reduction in frequency, so I’d expect any downclocking to be pretty minor. All things considered, the change to a variable frequency approach will show significant gains for PlayStation gamers.
Before we proceed further, take a look at the comprehensive PlayStation 5 specs right below here:
PlayStation 5 Specs
|CPU||8x Cores @ 3.5 GHz (Variable Frequency) Custom Zen 2 CPU|
|RAM||16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus|
|GPU||Custom RDNA 2, 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)|
|Storage||Custom 825GB SSD|
|I/O Throughput||5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)|
|Expandable Storage||NVMe SSD slot|
|External HDD Support||USB HDD Support|
|Optical Drive||4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive|
|Performance Target||4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS|
Ray-tracing is expected to play a big role in the next generation of gaming consoles, and the PS5 is no exception. Mark Cerny mentions that they want to see how far they can go with the technology.
How far can we go? I’m starting to get quite bullish. I’ve already seen a PS5 title that is successfully using ray-tracing-based reflections in complex animated scenes, with only modest costs.
While no specific release date has been mentioned, it’s still expected to be released sometime in Holiday 2020.
Pokdepinion: I’m getting more and more excited for the next generation of gaming. If there truly is a Pro model, I might not get that and opt for the base version instead, at least not at launch.