While PlayStation 4 is still available, it’s closing to the end of its life cycle, so the fans are already looking ahead to PlayStation 5. And, recently, Sony revealed that PlayStation 5 would come with faster boot time, pleasing the fans.
With more than 90 million units sold since launch, the PlayStation 4 is without a doubt the king of the current console generation. The console was well-received by users and critics across all over the world as Sony strived to learn from the mistakes of the past. The decision to abandon the custom processor used by the PlayStation 3 made a lot of developers happy since the game development process was a bit easier.
Six years have passed since the console was first released and some fans are already looking forward to the next console. While the device remains shrouded in mystery, a few details have been shared with the public.
PlayStation 5 Will Come With Faster Boot Time Than PS4
During a recent strategy meeting, Sony compared the boot times of the PS4 and the PlayStation 5. A large number of journalists were present at the event, and one of them released a short video. In the video, we can see that the boot time of the PlayStation 5 is up to ten times shorter in comparison to that of the previous model. The feat is quite impressive, and it is important to keep in mind the fact the device is still in development so the performance could be even better when it will be released.
According to an interview offered in April by Mark Cerny, the lead system architect, the console will employ a top-of-the-line AMD Ryzen processor paired with a high-performance custom Navi GPU provided by the same manufacturer. The GPU includes ray-tracing capability, a big step forward if we take into account that this spectacular effect is not available on the current generation of consoles.
The minimal load times are the result of choosing an SSD as a storage solution, and it is well-known that SSDs are considerably faster in comparison to a regular HDD. It remains to be seen if the future PlayStation 5 will manage to reach the popularity of the PS4 in the long run.
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