PS5 Specs Include 4K & 8K Support, Ultra-Fast SSD & Raytracing – Here’s Everything That’s Announced!

  • The Sony PlayStation 5 is poised to be a major generational leap.
  • You can expect a CPU running at 3.5Ghz, a GPU running at 2.2Ghz, and a total of 10.28TF of peak processing power.
  • As per the official PS5 specs, Sony also plans to support 4K/120Hz and 8K gaming in the future, once game developers decide to jump on the bandwagon.

Sony has been surely taking its time to unveil any details about its upcoming PlayStation 5 console. However, it looks like the company is finally ready to open the floodgates. During the recent PlayStation 5 showcase event, we managed to check out the most anticipated PS5 games, and we also got our first glimpse of how the PlayStation 5 will look like.

Right now, we know that the PlayStation 5 will stick to a highly futuristic design (which also applies to its DualSense controller as well). You can expect very elegant and curved lines, complemented by blue accent colors. However, we can’t help but wonder how the PlayStation 5 will look like on the inside? Or, more precisely, what kinds of PS5 specs can be expected? Well, Sony wasn’t shy when it came to bragging about PS5, so here’s everything we know right now.

What Specs Will PS5 Have? Do We Already Know the Official PS5 Hardware Specifications?

The PlayStation 4 came out seven years ago – so you can expect PlayStation 5 to be a huge generational leap. In terms of its specs, the upcoming PlayStation has been re-engineered to allow game developers to create much bigger games, filled with all kinds of dynamic elements. So, let’s take a closer look at the official PS5 specs.

First of all, the PlayStation 5 comes with a custom AMD processor, which is going to be the heart of the new console. We’re talking about AMD’s Zen 2 CPU with eight cores and sixteen threads. The PS5’s processor will be capable of running at 3.5GHz at the maximum possible frequency. However, this frequently will be capped, which means that the PS5 can also run at lower frequencies when needed.

Horizon Forbidden West PlayStation 5
Image Credits: Sony.

To complement the ultra-powerful CPU, Sony is using a modified version of AMD’s RDNA 2 GPU capped at 2.23GHz. It means that the console will effectively deliver 10.28TF of peak processing power in terms of its graphics performance. To put these numbers into perspective, we’ll say that the PlayStation 4 has 1.84TF of peak compute performance, so you can easily see that we’re talking about a substantial step forward.

Spider Man Miles Morales on PlayStation 5
Image Credits: Sony, Marvel.

In terms of its SSD, the PlayStation once again uses a custom component. Sony has decided to create a custom SSD that consists of flash and SSD modules combined via a 12-channel interface. It means that PS5’s internal storage will deliver speeds of 5.5GB/s with a total of 825GB of storage. This will most certainly translate to insanely fast load times – which will be cut to less than a second for currently available games.

What needs to be kept in mind is that the PlayStation 5 is still under development. However, the specs found above are final. We’re also heard Sony promising to support 8K gaming and 4K gaming at 120Hz. However, it will take some time until those goals are met, as we need a new generation of games developed to reach new milestones. The PlayStation 5 will also support “3D Audio” for more immersive sound, which is something that (once again) we’ll need to rely on game developers to sustain and integrate with their products.

So, What Kinds of Games to Expect? Can We Already See the Power of PlayStation 5 Games?

Some of the announced titles for the PS5 include Horizon II: Forbidden West, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Gran Turismo 7. You can already check out the trailers for those titles, giving you a glimpse of what to expect. However, we bet that it’ll take some time until the full power of the PlayStation 5 is unleashed.

Check out the YouTube video above to see the Unreal Engine 5 made by Epic Games. This is a game engine created for the PlayStation 5 and other platforms, and it showcases the visuals produced when developers squeeze the maximum out of new hardware and software. The UE5 will be available in 2021, which is when PS5 game developers will also start to publish their creations using this game engine.

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