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PlayStation 5 Specs — CPU, GPU, SSD, RAM And Backward Compatibility
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PlayStation 5 Specs — CPU, GPU, SSD, RAM And Backward Compatibility 

A lot of fans has been patiently waiting for information regarding the next-generation console from Sony and the company has finally revealed the full hardware specs, I’m talking of no other than the upcoming PS5 console. The PlayStation 5 console bags interesting new specs and feature to render better gameplay over its predecessors.

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Sony as promised the PS5 will offer faster loading times in gameplay by using Ryzen-based CPU and RDNA GPU along with a custom SSD.

PlayStation 5 Hardware Specification

Sony PlayStation 5
Sony PlayStation 5

1. PlayStation 5 CPU Specs

The PlayStation 5 will be powered by a custom eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU clocked at 3.5GHz each. Sony will be using variable frequencies on the CPU to deliver gaming performance. This simply means gaming performance on PS5 will vary depending on how demanding the games are.

2. PlayStation 5 Custom GPU

While PS4 was on AMD’s GCN architecture, the next-gen console will feature a custom GPU based on AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture hardware. The company promises that the GPU will offer 10.28 teraflops and 36 compute units with a clock speed of 2.23 GHz.

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Just like the custom Ryzen CPU, the PlayStation 5 GPU will also have variable frequencies.

3. PS5 SSD

To further improve the performance on the next-gen console by Sony, the company will be shifting from HDD to SDD. The console will be equipped with a custom 825GB SSD, and according to Sony, it will offer incredibly faster gameplay loading times.

4. PlayStation 5 RAM

The PlayStation 5 comes CPU will be assisted with 16 GB of GDDR6 RAM and will work seamlessly with the system’s custom SSD. To load data more quickly on the PS4, some of the game data was stored in RAM, however, in PS5, data will be accessed more quickly from the custom SSD as it is almost as fast as its RAM.

This means the RAM will be free and will boost gaming performance even more.

Other than the above-mentioned PS5 specs, Sony’s next-gen console will also come with a 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray optical drive. To play the games, you’ll have to install the games to internal SSD from discs.

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Finally, the powerful hardware on the PlayStation 5 will come with support for 4K and 8K gaming in 120Hz.

PlayStation 5 Backward Compatibility

During the PS5 deep dive presentation, fans were expecting to get a direct answer to the question:

“Is the PS5 backward compatible with all PS4 and PS4 Pro titles?”

However, popular video game designer, Mark Cerny’s stated; “We recently took a look at the top 100 PS4 titles as ranked by playtime, and we’re expecting almost all of them to be playable at launch on the PS5,” he said.

This simply means that the PS5 features backward compatibility is only available to some PS4 titles. However, Cerny stated that they’ll continue testing the backward compatibility with other titles as well.

Meaning we can expect other PS4 titles to become playable on PS5 in the near future.

However, after launch, the PS5 console won’t play every PS4 and PS4 Pro titles, which some fans find disappointing.

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According to Sony, the much-awaited PS5 console will be coming during the holiday 2020.

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