PlayStation 5 (PS5) is an upcoming home console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It is set for a releaste date of late 2020.
Two models of the console will 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 with Wired, 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 on Zen 2 microarchitecture), custom 3D audio chip, and an SSD instead of HDD. The console will be compatible with PlayStation VR headsets and be backward-compatible with games for the PlayStation 4.
- 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
- ↑ Rubin, Peter (16 April 2019). Exclusive: What to Expect From Sony's Next-Gen PlayStation. Wired.