Sony has finally revealed the technical specifications of PlayStation 5 , its new generation console with which they want to offer cutting-edge technology for players, while offering a system suitable for developers so that they can easily create or adapt their work. to PS5.Starting from the specifications, we knew that Sony’s next-gen console uses a custom AMD SoC , with a 7nm production process by combining an Ryzen processor designed by Zen 2 and Navi based on RDNA2 architecture , which are designed especially for the Sony console and the new sound system Tempest Engine.Here all the details:
- Processor: 8 Zen 2 cores at 3.5 GHz (variable frequency)
- Graphics card: 10.28 TFLOP, 36 CU at 2.23 GHz (variable frequency)
- GPU architecture: Custom RDNA 2
- Memory / Interface: 16 GB GDDR6 / 256-bit
- Memory bandwidth: 448 GB / s
- Storage: 825 GB custom SSD
- IO: 5.5 GB / s (raw), 8-9 GB / s on average (compressed)
- Memory expansion: NVMe SSD slot
- External memory: USB HDD compatibility
- Optical reader: 4K UHD Blu-Ray
One point that needs to be clarified immediately is that, despite the fact that the PS5 and PS4 Pro graphics have the same computing units (CU), those of the new console are much higher thanks to the new RDNA 2 architecture. In fact, the density of the transistors in each PS5 CU is 62% higher than that of each PS4 unit or, to facilitate understanding, that the 36 CUs of PS5 are actually equivalent to 58 CU of PS4 .
With PS5, Sony uses a special boost technology that does not work as we see in computers or mobile devices and which, explained quickly, maintains the same power for the components and varies the graphics and processor frequency according to the load. Sony’s goal is that its graphics can be more agile and that it can offer higher performance than would be expected for its teraflop figure.