PS5 specs REVEALED: Here's what PS4 and Xbox Series X fans need to know

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PS5 specs REVEALED: Here's what PS4 and Xbox Series X fans need to know

PS5 specs have been revealed by Sony at today’s major PlayStation 5 reveal event.

Today during a live stream event PlayStation architect Mark Cerny took a “deep dive” into what fans can expect from the PS5.

In the run-up to the official confirmation rumours had persisted that the PS5 would be down on power compared to the Xbox Series X.

Microsoft’s next-gen console is capable of 12 teraflops and rumours had claimed the PS5 would have around 9 TFs.

And now PS5 gamers know for certain with Sony today officially revealing what the PS5 specs are.

The PS5 will be capable of 10.28 TFLOPS, powered by a GPU with 36 CUs at 2.23 GHz.

The PS5 CPU will boast 8 x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5Ghz and will also feature 16GB of memory.

The PS5 will also be capable of 3D audio sound, boast a ultra-high speed SSD and support Ultra HD Blu-Rays.

IO Throughput: 5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)

Expandable Storage: NVMe SSD Slot

External Storage: USB HDD Support

Optical Drive: 4K UHB Blu-Ray drive

The PS5 specs were revealed in full in a post by Digital Foundry on Eurogamer.

Comparing the PS5 to the Xbox Series X specs DF’s Richard Leadbetter wrote: “It’s a fascinating idea – and entirely at odds with Microsoft’s design decisions for Xbox Series X – and what this likely means is that developers will need to be mindful of potential power consumption spikes that could impact clocks and lower performance.

“However, for Sony this means that PlayStation 5 can hit GPU frequencies way, way higher than we expected.”

While on Twitter DF’s John Linneman posted: “The craziest thing about PS5 is the speed of the SSD. 5.5 GB/s is just part of the story – there is a lot of custom silicon in there to ensure that the system isn’t bottlenecked in other areas.

It’s *REALLY* fast on paper – a lot faster than Xbox Series X even.”

Lineeman then added: “I’m genuinely excited by the fact that PS5 and Series X are rather different machines with their own unique strengths.

The two machines appear to differ more than PS4 and Xbox One. Should be an interesting generation.”


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