The final specs for Sony’s upcoming PS5 have been made public. After months of annoyingly vague and questionable rumours, we now know what is sitting inside the PS5’s innards and how it compares to Microsoft’s Xbox Series X console.
The good news is that we’ll be getting a very good upgrade from the current PS4. Everything is supercharged and next-gen should really feel special whenever we finally come around to booting up our PS5 consoles. However, the numbers don’t lie and the PS5 is a weaker machine when compared to the Xbox Series X. Not by much, mind you, but there’s a difference and be prepared to see randos reminding other randos of it on Twitter.
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So, the specs. Eurogamer had a special invite to watch Mark Cerny’s lecture ahead of today’s livestream, and they’ve come away with the full specs. Here they are, courtesy of Eurogamer:
- CPU – 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
- GPU – 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
- GPU Architecture – Custom RDNA 2
- Memory/Interface – 16GB GDDR6/256-bit
- Memory Bandwidth – 448GB/s
- Internal Storage – Custom 825GB SSD
- IO Throughput – 5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)
- Expandable Storage – NVMe SSD Slot
- External Storage – USB HDD Support
- Optical Drive – 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive
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Chris has been writing about gaming news for far too long, and now he’s doing it even more. A true PlayStation know-it-all, Chris has owned just about every Sony console that ever existed. Trophies are like crack to this fella. (Bronze trophies, that is – he only has one Platinum.)