Sony Unveils PlayStation 5 Hardware

You all know by now that the health pandemic is causing several events to close down and it’s likely that both Microsoft and Sony had intended to unveil their next-generation consoles at an event. Now there have been online videos and posts regarding the start of next-generation console reveals. Microsoft recently took to the internet and unveiled the hardware running the Xbox Series X. Following suit is Sony by delivering fans a look at the hardware running the PlayStation 5.

This is done through a video which you can view above. But for those that want a quick recap then you can do so down below. Likewise, check out the Microsoft Xbox Series X hardware breakdown to see how the two compare.

PlayStation 5 Hardware

  • 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

The video was presented by Mark Cerny, the lead system architect for the PlayStation 5. His presentation can get a bit technical but it essentially offers a look at how the speed of the PlayStation 5 thanks to the SSD, the ability to expand storage. For now, we’ll have to wait and see just what the next big reveal event will be for the PlayStation 5.

Source: YouTube, Digital Foundry