The question whose answer everyone is looking for, ‘PlayStation 5; What To expect and when to expect it?’ Fans had been waiting for this console for ages. After what Sony gave them with PS4, people had no idea what to expect this time. But of course, Sony would not disappoint. Buckle up, guys! PS5 is almost here. All that waiting you’ve been doing for years was definitely worth it.
The PS5 is a very different looking console as compared to the previous models. It is very unique, black and spaceship shaped, with big white fins on the sides. There would be two versions. One with disk drive out and one without. Both, likely will be larger than any console you’ve ever owned before. Sony’s PS5 design is ‘bold, daring and future facing,” told by the PlayStation CEO in a statement.
- CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency). It will be a custom GPU based on AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture hardware that will give 10.28 teraflops and 36 compute units at 2.23GHz.
- Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit, double as compared with the Ps4.
- Memory bandwidth: 448GB/s
- Internal storage: Custom 825GB SSD, while the Ps4 had a 550GB HDD.
- IO throughput: 5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed), while Ps4 gave approximately 50-100MB/s (dependent on data location on HDD)
- Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot, a great option that users will enjoy.
- External storage: USB HDD support (for PS4 games only)
- Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive. Almost the same as previous models except this one will have 4K.
Sony’s customised AMD RDNA 2 GPU features 36 compute units running at frequencies that are clocked at 2.23GHz, delivering 10.28TF of peak compute performance. The transistor density of RDNA 2 compute unit is 62 per cent higher than PS4 CU, meaning that in terms of transistor count at least, PlayStation 5’s array of 36 CUs is equivalent to 58 PlayStation 4 CUs. Sony is going for a faster approach with a fast SSD.
With the new console on the way, lots of games are also coming with.
- Spiderman: Miles Morales
- Demon Souls
And many more along the way, which have exclusive deals with Sony.
The PS5 will be backwards compatible with the PS4 games, and if you are playing one of those, you’ll be able to use a DualShock 4 with it. It will run only PS4 games and PS5 games on it. However, you can expect them to make the “PlayStation Now” service better for PS(1-3) games.
While the previous controllers had DualShock, these will have DualSense, which will have haptic feedback,
There will be an audio wireless headset along with it, as well as a charging station with PS5 and HDMI 2.1.
The only problem with PlayStation is that they still don’t offer multiplayer for free. Their competitors do and it’s one of the reasons Sony could very well lose buyers this fall.
While there has been many speculation as to when the PS5 will be released, most rumors suggest it will come somewhere at the end of the year, within the holiday season.
Lots of rumors are flying around the price of this product, as so many fans have been eagerly waiting for it to hit the markets. Currently, we are hearing 499$ but it could also go as high as 650$.
While the public opts for PS over Xbox any day, a lot of people didn’t like the design and felt that they might switch because of that. But most of the gaming community suggested they can’t wait to play this new generation of consoles and would love the PS5, no matter what shape.
Honestly, I’d suggest you to go for it as soon as it hits the markets because it is, without a doubt, going to be a masterpiece by Sony. Sure, they may have gone a tad different route this time but sometimes, change is good and you will see that with PS5!