PlayStation 5: We Have the First Details

PlayStation 5 is to come from Sony, and it seems to be the king of them all. According to some reports, the console will come with a state drive and backward compatibility with the PlayStation 4. However, we have one question: when will it be released? According to Kotaku, maybe in 2020.

As we all expected, PlayStation 5 will come with more powerful specs that needed to match the increased graphics and storage that are now present in every next-gen game. The most exciting thing about this is that PlayStation 5 will have a solid state drive (SSD), which is something that will speed up the loading times between zones in games, and will render time for the environments of the game.

However, Sony did not talk about the SSD’s specs or manufacturer. The lead system architect Mark Cerny said that the raw bandwidth should exceed the current availability for PCs.

Let’s take a clear example: when playing Spider-Man, on TV, Spider-man stands in a small plaza. When you press a button on the controller, you start the fast-travel interstitial screen. When he gets back, he’s in a different spot in Manhattan, which means that the game has elapsed 15 seconds. The same thing, but on a next-gen devkit that connected to a different TV, takes less than 15 seconds: about 0.8 seconds.

PlayStation 5’s CPU and GPU

It comes with an AMD chip. The CPU is actually based on the third generation of AMD’s Ryzen line and has eight cores of 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. The GPU is a variant of 0 Radeon’s Navi family that comes with support for ray tracing. Ray tracing is a technique that shows the travel of light to simulate interactions in 3D environments. As you probably know, ray tracing is a mark of the Hollywood visual effects, but it started on its way to the high-end processors.

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