PlayStation 5 specifications and details are out officially

Under the hood, the architecture of PS5 is top of the class.

Sony has finally paved its road to the launch of PlayStation 5 (PS5), a next-generation PlayStation console, revealing the specifications of its hardware in a live stream. The new Sony PS5 will come with a high performing specs including 16GB of GDDR6 RAM and custom made 825 GB SSD, which is everything. The PS4 successor planned to release this holiday season. The all-new hardware of PlayStation 5 will support 8K and 4K gaming at an expected refresh rate of 120Hz.

Mark Cerny, the PS5 lead system architect, went deep into details of PS5’s system architecture and showed how it would change the game of the future. Sony unveils the official live streaming on Wednesday, delivering a deep dive presentation of the nature of the custom PlayStation hardware and the ideology behind its design.

The detailed presentation by Mark Cerny gave us the opportunity to know the technical specifications of PlayStation 5 and a vision behind delivering state of the art architecture with a keen focus on leveling up the gaming experience. Accompanied by Mark Cerny doing the deep dive tech talk, we get to know about the PS5 core technical specifications.

Mark Cerny plunged into several technical specifications of the PS5 like GPU clock speed, 8 Zen 2 Core CPU, its expandable storage with SSD slot, and unprecedented 3D Audio Engine. 

The next-generation PlayStation 5 will have an excellent AMD 8x Zen 2 Cores CPU delivering up to 3.5GHz variable frequency. The custom RDNA 2 GPU architecture of PS5 will run with a variable frequency rate of 2.23 GHz. Both the CPU and GPU can deliver 10.28 teraflops and will let the hardware to set the desired frequencies to run the system with a higher maximum speed for any game. Mark Cerny did expect that the CPU and GPU of PS5 will not always run with the given frequencies and told that with the more demanding games, the downclocking will seems to be minor. In a nutshell, in PlayStation 5 the CPU and GPU can transfer their workload to each other and auto-tune themselves instead of rigidly delivering the required teraflops by the games from one hardware.


The new PlayStation 5 will have a memory of 16GB GDDR6 with the interface of 256-bit and 448GB of memory bandwidth. The latest PS5 will be able to load the 2GB of data, in a compressed form, in one-quarter of second, which means that the entire 16GB of PS5 may fill in just two seconds. However, if two orders of high performance are required to deliver, it takes a lot of custom hardware to effort seamlessly with the SSD of the central processor. 

A custom flash contribution with the SSD modules via 12 channel interface requires a performance delivery of 5.5GB/s with a total of 825GB of storage. 

The game-changer PS5 will have internal storage of 825GB for the custom SSD. The new SSD will be 19 times faster than the traditional SSD storage. This fast speed will benefit PS5 users in terms of simplified data management and getting more control over installing and removing games. 

If the 825GB of the storage becomes full, PS5 will save the space for your games somehow. Sony will be allowing NVMe PC drives for the expandable storage of PlayStation 5. The PS5 will have an NVMe slot still will have the paramount drive compatibility. Cutting the story, don’t buy an NVMe drive without the validation if you are planning to use it for PS5 as Sony is offering proprietary drives in PS5 for the extra space that you want.

The upcoming games for PS5 will support over 100GB capacity optical disks with an optical drive that doubles as a 4K Blu-ray player, revamping the UI of PS5.

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Sony’s new PS5 will be the future of standard-bearer of sorts for surround audio capable of supporting hundreds of pretty decent sound sources with its new Tempest 3D audio engine. Mark Cerny says the original PS5 aims to make players feel that they are actually in the game environment. The Tempest Engine is somehow a re-engineered AMD GPU that solely relays on DMA transfers -transferring the data from RAM to CPU. Well, the main point of the surrounded audio system is to propel the gaming in the new directions. 

PlayStation 5 Release Date and Price

Sony confirmed that the PlayStation 5 will release in 2020 holidays – probably between October and December – and that it will come with an appealing price tag. When asked about the price of the new Sony’s PlayStation, Cerny said, “I believe that we will be able to release it at an SRP [suggested retail price] that will be appealing to gamers in light of its advanced feature set.” Analyst believes that the price of the PS5 will be in $470 – $499 bracket.

Sony has announced that the PlayStation 5 is backward compatible with the PS4, which means PS4 games will be playable on the PS5.

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