Note: This is a developing story. More details about the PlayStation 5 will be added later.
While Microsoft has been treating us to a healthy flow of Xbox Series X information since revealing the console late last year, Sony has been keeping players on tenterhooks about the PlayStation 5 for months. At CES 2020 Sony only gave us a logo and we later learned they wouldn’t be at E3 2020. Sony was set to appear at GDC 2020, but, of course, that was postponed due to coronavirus concerns. In the absence of any real info rumors, speculation, and worries have run rampant.
Thankfully, as of today we finally have some concrete details courtesy of Sony’s lead system architect Mark Cerny. If you haven’t already been following along, you can check out the PS5 video reveal, below. Alternatively, you can scroll on down for all the pertinent details.
The Core Specs
The PlayStation 5 will be a powerful machine, but as rumored, it won’t be as beefy as the Xbox Series X. The core of the system will be an 8x Zen 2 CPU running 3.4GHz. As AMD recently let slip, the PS5 GPU will be built using custom RDNA 2 architecture and feature 36 compute units running at 2.23GHz. Overall, PS5 will be delivering 10.28 TFLOPs of graphical grunt, below Xbox Series X’s 12 TFLOPs. Other key features include 16GB of GDDR6 RAM, memory bandwidth of 448GB/s, a custom 825GB SSD.
I know I don’t need to prompt anybody to comment on this story, but still, what do you think? Are you sold on the PlayStation 5? How do you think it measures up Xbox Series X?
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