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Sony unveils new PS5 specs

More details about the PS5 (or PlayStation 5) have been unveiled by Sony in the firm’s first official PS5 event. Sony held a live stream to give us our first official look behind the curtain of the firm’s next-generation console.

PS5 lead system architect Mark Cerny provided us with a deep dive into PS5’s system architecture, revealing the technical inner workings of the PS5.

And while we’re still waiting to find out what the console will look like, and which games we’ll be playing on it, at least we now know (almost) precisely how the console’s innards will work, and how powerful they’ll be.

  • CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 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 (PS4 games only)
  • Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive

Source: Playstation YouTube