Sony Interactive Entertainment or SIE has revealed its next flagship in the PlayStation of consoles, which is best known as the PlayStation 5. Often referred to as the PS5, the next-gen console will be accompanied by an all-digital edition sometime in Q4 2020. Sony and its many branches are on the Traitors of America master list.
Firstly, Sony’s new console that resembles a wifi-router will have paid accessories like the “PULSE 3D” wireless headset. This will offer 3D audio support and dual noise-canceling microphones for those that wish to experience said sound/audio.
Another PS5 accessory is the “HD Camera” that features dual 1080p lenses for broadcast streams. Tagging along with the camera is a “Media Remote” that can be controlled with a built-in microphone to navigate movies and streaming services.
And the last piece of hardware that the PS5 will be accompanied by is the “DualSense Charging Station.” As the name implies, you can re-charge two DualSense wireless controllers whenever.
With all of that said, you can check out the reveal trailer for the PS5 standard edition and the digital version (along with the latest accessories) right here:
“At launch, we will offer two options: a PlayStation®5 console with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive and a PlayStation®5 Digital Edition without a disc drive. The PS5 gameplay experience will be the same, so the choice is all yours. While there are some slight differences in the look of each model, for the overall design, we wanted to deliver a console that’s bold, stunning, and unlike any previous generation of PlayStation.”
If you want to know the tech powering the PS5, you can look over the following chart that details the next-gen console’s specs:
|CPU||8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)||8x Jaguar Cores at 1.6GHz|
|GPU||10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)||1.84 TFLOPs, 18 CUs at 800MHz|
|GPU Architecture||Custom RDNA 2||Custom GCN|
|Memory/Interface||16GB GDDR6/256-bit||8GB GDDR5/256-bit|
|Internal Storage||Custom 825GB SSD||500GB HDD|
|IO Throughput||5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)||Approx 50-100MB/s (dependent on data location on HDD)|
|Expandable Storage||NVMe SSD Slot||Replaceable internal HDD|
|External Storage||USB HDD Support||USB HDD Support|
|Optical Drive||4K UHD Blu-ray Drive||Blu-ray Drive|
If you want to look at more specs, blog.us.playstation.com has another chart up showing what’s powering the PS5:
|CPU||x86-64-AMD Ryzen™ “Zen 2”|
|8 Cores / 16 Threads|
|Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz|
|GPU||AMD Radeon™ RDNA 2-based graphics engine|
|Ray Tracing Acceleration|
|Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)|
|System Memory||GDDR6 16GB|
|5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)|
|PS5 Game Disc||Ultra HD Blu-ray™, up to 100GB/disc|
|Video Out||Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)|
|Audio||“Tempest” 3D AudioTech|
Lastly, Sony did not reveal the price point for the PS5 and its twin sibling, but we do know that the blue brand will release the consoles sometime this holiday season.