After waiting for so long, Sony has finally revealed key specifications and features of their new upcoming Play Station 5. But the saddest thing is that they haven’t given any information about the looks or design. As of now, we only have information regarding the specifications and let’s see it.
During a live stream on the official PlayStation blog, Sony confirmed key features like processors, memory, RAM, etc. PlayStation lead head, Mark Cerny was on the stage talking about the new PS5. You will be very disappointed when you know that they didn’t give us any sneak peek at the product design or anything of that sort.
PlayStation 5 will feature a custom AMD CPU based on the Zen 2 architecture, as expected. The frequency of the new custom made CPU is clocked at 3.5GHz, while the new Xbox Series X’s custom AMD CPU clock speed is capped at 3.8GHz based on the same Zen 2 architecture.
Talking about the memory department, the new PS5 will have an 825GB SSD, and yes, I know it’s kind of a weird number by the way. When comparing with the latest model of Xbox series X, it is lower by 175GB. However, Sony will support M.2 SSDs if the user wants to expand the storage. You can buy any M.2 SSD from the market and install the same in your PlayStation 5 to increase the storage capacity.
Coming to the GPU, PlayStation 5 will feature a custom AMD GPU using the RDNA 2 architecture. The GPU comes with 36 CUs and 10.2 TFLOPS performance, while comparing the same with Xbox Series X, you get 12TFLOPS, which is one the greater side.
PlayStation 5 Specifications Chart
|CPU||x86-64-AMD Ryzen™ “Zen 2”|
|8 Cores / 16 Threads|
|Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz|
|GPU||AMD Radeon™ RDNA 2-based graphics engine|
|Ray Tracing Acceleration|
|Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)|
|System Memory||GDDR6 16GB|
|5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)|
|PS5 Game Disc||Ultra HD Blu-ray™, up to 100GB/disc|
|Video Out||Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)|
|Audio||“Tempest” 3D AudioTech|
To sum it up, at least on papers, Xbox Series X has bigger numbers than PS5 in terms of processing speed, GHz, memory, etc. We will have to wait and put both into tests side by side to know which one is better and to see if the bigger numbers that Xbox Series X own makes any sense.