After the GDC Livestream, Sony finally reveals the PS5 specs. It’s going to be a powerful machine, as the company officially announced.
Mark Cerny, PS5’s system architect, is discussing the PS5 hardware. Digital Foundry published a feature revealing the system specs. We’re talking about 8 Zen 2 cores, RDN2 architectured GPU, offering 10.28 Terra Flops of power. The 825 GB SSD is going to load games faster, and the RAM amount offered is 16 GB. The NVMe SSD slot allows for more storage to be added.
Regarding the smaller number of TFLOPs, Digital Foundry added: “Sony’s pitch is essentially this: a smaller GPU can be a more nimble, more agile GPU, the inference being that PS5’s graphics core should be able to deliver performance higher than you may expect from a TFLOPs number that doesn’t accurately encompass the capabilities of all parts of the GPU.”
Here is the expanded list of specs for the PS5, as presented by Gamespot:
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; Memory/Interface 16GB GDDR6/256-bit; Memory Bandwidth 448GB/s; 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
Cerny talked about how Sony wants to push the future of video games. The architecture is all about fast rendering, textures being able to populate the screen more rapidly. Ray Tracing will also be available.
We can expect the PS5 to launch this holiday season, although the price hasn’t been announced.