PlayStation 5 (PS5) is a home console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It was set for a release date of November 19, 2020, globally.

Two models of the console is be available, the standard model that includes a disc drive and a Digital Edition that will not include a disc drive.


On April 16, 2019, In an interview withWired, system architect Mark Cerny revealed that he has been working on a successor to PlayStation 4 for almost four years. The device is expected to be called PlayStation 5, following the past naming convention. The console has a few significant improvements over PlayStation 4: ray tracing support (based on custom variant of AMD Radeon's Navi family), an improved CPU (7nm octacore third generation AMD Ryzen chip based onZen 2 microarchitecture), custom 3D audio chip, and an SSD instead ofHDD. The console will be compatible with PlayStation VR headsets and be backward-compatible with games for the PlayStation 4.[1]


  • CPU - 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz with SMT (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



PlayStation 5 Reveal


Scarlet Nexus



  1. Rubin, Peter (16 April 2019). Exclusive: What to Expect From Sony's Next-Gen PlayStation. Wired.

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