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Sony reveals new hardware specs for the upcoming PlayStation 5

21 Mar 2020
New hardware specs were revealed for the upcoming PlayStation 5 console. (Credit: Let's Go Digital)
New hardware specs were revealed for the upcoming PlayStation 5 console. (Credit: Let's Go Digital)
New hardware specs were revealed for the upcoming PlayStation 5 console. (Credit: Let's Go Digital)
New hardware specs were revealed for the upcoming PlayStation 5 console. (Credit: Let's Go Digital)
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Updated 21 Mar 2020
21 Mar 2020

Arab News Japan

New hardware specs were revealed for the upcoming PlayStation 5 console during the company’s livestream Wednesday.

Sony and lead system architect Mark Cerny explained in detail the new system’s architecture, including its SSD and the speed and time it will take to load during games.

The SSD’s ability to load 5GB per second will phase out any loading screens for the new PS5 console.

The SSD will also have a custom flash controller with six different levels of priority so developers code and prioritise certain moments in a game.

Cerny also showcased the system’s custom RDNA 2-based AMD GPU, which is aimed to reduce power consumption and optimisation for performance. It includes 36 compute units running at frequencies as high as 2.23GHz.

The new console will feature a new function called ‘boost,’ which will lower frame rates automatically if the temperature gets too hot.

The PS5 system will run PS4 and PS4 Pro legacy modes titles normally, in addition to delivering a new experience for PS5 games.

Cerny added that the 3D audio feature in the new console was a major focus in the development process.

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