The Playstation 5(PS5) is Sony’s next-generation console and set to release during the holiday season, late 2020.
With the release of the PS5 design and game releases, which includes Far Cry 6 and HITMAN 3, The PS5 will support a range of impressive features such as ray-tracing, which is used for creating polished graphics, a Solid State Drive(SSD) hard drive for shorter game loads and smoother performance, a built-in 4K Blu-ray player, and backwards compatibility with an extensive PS4 game catalog.
With its black-and-white color scheme and heavy-duty build, the PS5 has a radically different look from its predecessors. But, this futuristic next-gen console won’t be the only PS5 releasing this year. According to Sony executives they revealed Sony will also be releasing the PS5 Digital Edition – a streamlined, digital-only console without a disc drive.
Playstation’s Lead system architect, Mark Cerny, provided more detailed information about the PS5’s system architecture at Sony’s March event, revealing the technical inner workings of the system. The PS5 contains an AMD Zen 2-based Central Processing Unit(CPU) with 8 cores at 3.5GHz, 16GB of GDDR6 memory and a custom RDNA 2 AMD GPU that puts out 10.28 TFLOPs of processing power. What does that all mean? It means the PS5 is a very powerful system.