We have been hearing plenty of rumors and have seen tons of fake mock-ups for Sony’s upcoming console but today we have real information regarding the PS5.
Mark Cerny, the architect of the PS4, sat down with Wired and gave some insider info on what is under the hood of the console they have been working on for the last 4 years. During the course of the interview Cerny (who is also the architect of the PS5) never refers to the console as the PlayStation 5. While it is almost certain that it will be called the PS5, it is only known now as the “next-gen” console.
Many “industry analysts” have speculated that the next console cycle wouldn’t offer much more than we have now in terms of graphics but apparently (and obviously) this will not be the case. However, the interview focuses on the hardware and not software so here are the key things you need to know about the “PlayStation 5“.
PlayStation 5 Details
- CPU: Based on the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen line. It features eight cores of the 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. Will also provide 3D audio.
- GPU: A custom variant of Radeon’s Navi and will support ray tracing.
- VR support (current PSVR headsets are compatible).
- A custom SSD that has “a raw bandwidth higher than any SSD available for PCs”
- Support for 8K resolution
- Will not be “download only”
- Backwards Compatible with PS4 games
Well that is all the confirmed info we have for now. We know it’s real and we have a better idea of what the hardware can do. We expect to have more information on features and software soon.
Meanwhile you can check out the full Wired article here: https://www.wired.com/story/exclusive-sony-next-gen-console/