Since its announcement, game freaks around the world have been eagerly awaiting new information about the next-generation PlayStation " PS5.
Up until now, some rough information has been released, but the important details, such as the specifications of the console, have yet to be announced.
The presentation " The Road to PS5 " was held on March 19, 2020 (Thursday) at 1:00 JST, and the specifications were revealed!
Specifications that can compete with gaming PCs
The presentation revealed the specs of each component that will be installed in PS5.
With a high-speed SSD and AMD CPU and GPU, the specs are likely to be comparable to those of a high-performance gaming PC.
Moreover, since it is basically a "gaming machine," it is expected to be specially designed to play games more beautifully and smoothly than a gaming PC with comparable specifications!
|CPU|| x86-64-AMD Ryzen™ "Zen 2" CPU
8 cores / 16 threads
Frequency: Variable up to 3.5GHz
|GPU|| AMD Radeon™ RDNA 2-based graphics engine
Ray tracing acceleration
Frequency: Variable up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
|System memory|| GDDR6 16GB
Bandwidth: 448 GB/s
|SSD|| SSD: 825GB
Read speed: 5.5GB/s (raw)
|PS5 Game Disc||Ultra HD Blu-ray™ (up to 100GB)|
|Video output||4K 120Hz TV, 8K TV, VRR support (based on HDMI 2.1 standard)|
|Audio||"Tempest" 3D audio technology|
Compatible with PS4!
What made me most happy was the announcement that they are well on their way to supporting compatibility with the PS4!
They have done research on the 100 most played titles on PS4 and have confirmed that almost all of them would run smoothly on PS5!
Currently, they are only verifying the top 100 titles, but they will continue to conduct verification tests, so we can expect to be able to play PS4 titles without any problems when they are released!
They say they will continue to keep us updated on new information, so let's wait for more news!
Stay tuned to the PlayStation Blog for more details!