The PS5 is a robust gaming machine that will feature a custom 825 GB SSD that can load games faster than anything else and give nice graphics. Most games in the PS5 will run at 4K resolution at speeds of 60 frames per second, though the system can theoretically handle resolutions up to 8K and a frame rate count of 120 fps. The PS5 (play station 5) system is a black-and-white monochrome colored box with rounded angles and fins on the top.
PS5 Release Date
According to Sony, the PS5 will be available for gamers during the 2020 holiday season. As such, it is speculated to be launched within a few weeks of its competitor, the Xbox Series X.
Sony hasn’t disclosed any pricing yet. The PS4 cost $400 when launched- a price that undermined the competing Xbox One by $100. Sony stated that the PS5 console would be a “the best possible value proposition. The company would reveal the PS5 price through its official channels.
Play Station 5 Controller
In April last, Sony officially took to DualSense, which is a radically redesigned PlayStation controller that will be available with the PS5. Sony earlier stated that DualSense would have haptic feedback and advanced adaptive triggers, which will offer realistic gaming simulation to the player. A new Create button has replaced the Share button of the DualSense controller. It also has an in-built microphone, by which players will be able to chat with friends without disconnecting the gaming headset.
- CPU: 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz
- GPU: 28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz, RDNA 2 architecture
- RAM: 16GB GDDR6
- Storage: Custom 825GB SSD
- Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot
- Optical drive: 4K Blu-ray drive
The SSD is the powerful and secret weapon of the PS5. The PS5 console targets a load rate of 5.5 GB/s. that is almost ten times faster and efficient than the PS4. However, to be more cost-effective, the PS5’s default hard drive will have only 825 GB, rather than a full 1 TB count.
The GPU of the console will use both ray tracing and primitive shaders features, which will affect both power consumption and heat management of the console and gaming. Unlike the PS4, where power consumption varied on a game basis, the PS5 will try to centralize each game’s power consumption, making it power efficient and making resources more readily available for the player.
However, the most exciting feature of the PS5 is its emphasis on 3D audio. The key to 3D audio of the PS5 lies in the Head-Related Transfer Function or HRTF feature, which maps out an individual’s hearing based on the sound’s frequency, direction, and volume power.
Play Station 5 Console and Design
Sony revealed the PS5’s final design on June 11. The console will come in two styles: an asymmetrical PlayStation 5 and an asymmetrical PlayStation 5 Digital Edition. The former has a disc drive, while the latter will play only digital games. As such, it’s likely that the PS5 Digital Edition will cost less, but it’s not clear how much the price break might be.
Beyond that, the design is a departure for PlayStation, launched with all-black consoles ever since the PS2. The PS5 is a two-tone black-and-white console with a vertical configuration and sloping white fins covering a rounded black box.
The Tom’s Guide staff has mixed opinions on whether this looks futuristic or ridiculous; no doubt, the Internet at large will debate the design until the console comes out, and perhaps even afterward.
A Reddit leak earlier showed the interface as identical to the PS4, although experts believe it would be different. A patent granted to Sony earlier shows that the PS5 can seamlessly juggle different apps like games, movies, and music. This patent highlights a clean and unified interface that will let users switch between tasks in seconds. It seemed to work like Microsoft’s Quick Resume technology for bouncing in-between games.
Play Station 5 Backward Compatibility
The PS5 will have a backward-compatible feature with most PS4 games. The PS5 is most likely to run older games through the regularized software algorithms. This means that almost every PS4 game will be compatible with the PS5. The PS5 would also be backward compatible with many of the games until the optimized next-gen versions are launched.