PlayStation 5 Specifications Revealed: Should you consider upgrading?

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After having its users wait for months now, Sony finally unveiled some hardware specifications for their new PlayStation 5.


It was a Livestream on the PlayStation Blog lead by system architect Mark Cerny. He took the viewers through every detail about the PlayStation 5 and how their team took all those decisions.

Although we don’t have any idea about the looks of the console, we can definitely imagine that it would be great given that it’s a Sony product after all.

Speaking of the Hardware, here is a chart that will help you to get what is new to the PS5.

  PlayStation 5 PlayStation 4
CPU 8 Zen 2 Cores @ 3.5 GHz(variable frequency) 8 Jaguar Cores @ 1.6 GHz
GPU 10.28 teraflops, 36 CUs @ 2.23 GHz(variable frequency) 1.84 teraflops, 18 CUs @ 800MHz
Memory/Interface 16 GB GDDR6, 256 bit 8 GB GDDR5, 256 bit
Internal Storage Custom 825 GB SSD 500GB HDD
IO Throughput Raw: 5.5 GB per-second Compressed: 8-9 GB per-second 50-100 MB per-second
Expandable Storage NVMe SSD Slot Replaceable Internal HDD
External Storage USB HDD Support USB HDD Support
Optical Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive Blu-ray Drive

Clearly, it outperforms in every aspect compared to the old PS4. So, any PlayStation fanboys waiting to upgrade their console can definitely be happy. However, for someone who isn’t specific to stick to PlayStation, Xbox Series X also has cool features and it is actually a little bit better with the numbers on papers. Compared to PS5’s AMD CPU based on Zen 2 architecture capped at 3,5 GHz, Xbox Series X has AMD CPU based on the Zen 2 architecture that runs at 3.8 GHz. Good thing on the storage terms is that PS5 will support M.2 SSDs for expansion. However, they should align with the 5.5GB per-second bandwidth of the PS5’s internal storage.

PlayStation will also have a custom AMD GPU based on RDNA 2 architecture, The GPU has a total performance of 10.3 teraflops compared to Xbox’s Series X, which has a total performance of 12 teraflops.

As mentioned, these are just the numbers on papers and the real competition of the consoles can only be on real-time gaming grounds which include the services, exclusives and more. One thing that will be important to see is the pricing of PlayStation 5 compared to Xbox Series X.

In conclusion, If you already a PS4 user and want to try your hands on the PS5 then you should definitely go for ut, But if you are someone who wants a new console then I will recommend that you wait for the launch and see its real-life performance compared to Xbox Series X.

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