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Sony Has Officially Revealed PlayStation 5 Specs

It’s finally happened: hot off the back of Xbox’s reveal comes the next-gen console from Sony, the PlayStation 5. Unveiled to the world during a Sony livestream, “The Road To PlayStation 5” event is showing off the console – and its capabilities.

The PS5 (middle row) compared to the PS4 specs (final row) [via Eurogamer/DigitalFoundry]

CPU8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)8x Jaguar Cores at 1.6GHz
GPU10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)1.84 TFLOPs, 18 CUs at 800MHz
GPU ArchitectureCustom RDNA 2Custom GCN
Memory/Interface16GB GDDR6/256-bit8GB GDDR5/256-bit
Memory Bandwidth448GB/s176GB/s
Internal StorageCustom 825GB SSD500GB HDD
IO Throughput5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)Approx 50-100MB/s (dependent on data location on HDD)
Expandable StorageNVMe SSD SlotReplaceable internal HDD
External StorageUSB HDD SupportUSB HDD Support
Optical Drive4K UHD Blu-ray DriveBlu-ray Drive

(Check out the livestream here, or keep checking back here for live updates)

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