The Future of Gaming event on 11 June 2020 gave the people around the world the first look at the PS5 and some of its games line-up. Playstation 5 is Sony’s next-generation PlayStation and is expected to be available in the market by late 2020.
The base PlayStation 5 version will include an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive. Sony also unveiled the PS 5 Digital Edition, a digital console without a disc drive.
The PS5 will come with an AMD 7nm Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz, 16GB of GDDR6 RAM and a custom RDNA 2 AMD GPU that puts out 10.28 TFLOPs of processing power. The GPU is a customized SOC based on AMD’s RDNA 2. Both the CPU and GPU are monitored by a system which incorporates AMD’s SmartShift technology. The bases system has an 825 GB SSD and direct storage for games is expandable through an NVM Express (NVMe) M.2 port.
In addition to these powerful processing specs, the PS 5 will also have ray-tracing, a super-fast SSD and a built-in 4K Blu-ray player. Playstation 5 will be backwards compatible with a huge number of games in the PS4’s catalogue.
Earlier this year, Sony revealed the DualSense PS 5 controller with a bunch of impressive features like haptic feedback, adaptive triggers and a built-in mic. The controller also has USB-C connectivity, a higher rated battery and an audio jack. The different design of the DualSense controller and the PS5 console marks a significant departure from its predecessors.
According to the market experts, PS 5’s price is expected to be under the $500 range.