The upcoming PlayStation 5 has yet to be revealed in all its glory, but Sony is still continuing to sing the console’s praises. According to the company, Sony’s next-gen offering will be 100 times faster than the PlayStation 4, which is definitely music to my ears.
The news comes from an official Sony document, which reiterates that the new console will “revolutionize the game experience for users.”
Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida has stated that the PS5’s custom-built SSD (solid state drive) will enable processing speeds that are up to 100 times faster than what we’re used to with the PS4.
“In order to further enhance the sense of immersion in games, we expect to improve not just the resolution, but the speed of games,” says the Sony document.
“For example, through a custom‐designed high‐speed SSD, we plan to realize game data processing speeds that are approximately 100 times faster than PS4. Game load times should be much shorter, and players should be able to move through immense game worlds in almost an instant.”
Although we haven’t yet seen what the console will look like, the PlayStation 5’s specs have already been revealed. Check them out below (and take a gander at the PS5 specs vs. the Xbox Series X’s right here).
|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|
|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 PlayStation 5 will be launching later this year, with a release window of Holiday 2020. Meanwhile, a reveal of the console’s first slew of games is expected sometime in early-mid June.
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