Sony PS5: specs, features, everything you need to know
By Linky Johnson 2019-05-08 2037 0
Sony is starting to be a little more talkative about PlayStation 5. When will it arrive? What will be its technical data sheet or price? Several pieces of information already allow us to profile the future PS5.
The PlayStation 5 is more curious than ever. And this is all the more so since Microsoft is also announcing its future Xbox Scarlett consoles, which will replace the Xbox One X, which already benefits from the pompous title of the most powerful console ever created. But he was quick to clarify things by saying that the Xbox One X did not scare him at all.
It is likely that the Japanese will think the same of the new generation Scarlett. However, this does not mean that the company is resting on its laurels. Kazuo Hirai, Sony's former CEO, explained a few months ago that the company was thinking about where to go with PlayStation's future, but that there was no question of completely abandoning physical consoles in favour of a dematerialized platform.
This rumour is reborn as Google recently announced its Stadia service, which is entirely oriented towards Cloud gaming. But PlayStation 5 will be a physical console. Maybe the last one, but the 100% Cloud is not yet available.
The first information on the PS5's technical data sheet is finally starting to fall. Sony has decided to maintain its partnership with AMD, which will provide both the processor and GPU for the console. The latter is announced with the Navi architecture, the latest from the Santa Clara foundryman. The CPU for him would be an AMD Ryzen (Zen 2, octa core, engraved in 7nm). The PS5 would be equipped with SSD storage.
Sony is ahead of Microsoft in the 4K field with Microsoft, whose Xbox One X can boast this advantage, unlike the PS4 Pro, which is based on optimized upscaling to get its "4K capable" attribute. But things are changing with the PS5, which according to some leaks would even be compatible with 8K.
At least that is what a statement by Kazunori Yamauchi, the man behind the famous Gran Turismo racing franchise, suggests. Commenting on the potential of the new Gran Turismo Sport, he suggested that the game could run in 8K on the next Sony console which is none other than the PS5.
Who has RAM memory? A PlayStation 5 upgrade should reserve a minimum of 12GB of memory to support the GPU, which would bring it up to the same level as the Xbox One X, which has 12GB of GDDR5 memory. But the latest leaks even announce a RAM of more than 20 GB. This added power will allow the console to run worry-free native 4K games at 60 FPS.
Backward compatibility with PS3, PS2 and even PS1 games
Backward compatibility is not an option that PS4 owners can take advantage of, unlike those who have an Xbox One. But the PS5 would be backward compatible with previous generation consoles. This would make it possible to run games from the PS4, PS3 and even other generations easily.
PS5 Data Sheet: The Recap
▪ AMD Ryzen processor (Zen 2, Octa core engraved in 7nm)
▪ AMD Navi GPU with 3D audio support and ray tracing
▪ One SSD flash drive for storage
▪ Physical disc player, probably Blu Ray
▪ Compatibility with 4K or even 8K
▪ Backward compatibility with PS4 games, or even previous generation games
Finally, in terms of accessories, we could find a touch screen on the PS5's DualShock controller, according to a Sony patent. An aspect that would allow access to important information from the controller.
What is certain is that the PS5 will be a real generational change. Not just a 2.0 model a little more powerful. According to Sony, the PS4 Pro is enough for those who want to get a better look at current games. The PS5 will offer much more.
PlayStation 5: a new PS VR to go with it?
The PlayStation VR, which was released at the end of 2016, went very well, which shows that a large part of the public is interested in virtual reality games. However, it is only a VR console headset, which makes it a less efficient alternative to PC versions.
That's why Microsoft seems to give priority to its Windows Holographic platform, which recently became Windows Mixed Reality for virtual reality, rather than launching a VR headset with the Xbox One X, even though the console is natively 100% compatible.
But with the good reception of the PS VR by the public, Sony will probably continue its momentum by offering a headset with much better performance, especially since the PS5 will offer much more power.
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