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PlayStation 5 Tech Specs Revealed

by Matthew Kato on Mar 18, 2020 at 11:42 AM

Tech investigators Digital Foundry have gotten an advanced look at Sony's PlayStation 5 presentation by Mark Cerny that is happening now, and have posted the specs for the holiday console.

Here they are straight from Digital Foundry:

CPU
8x Zen 2 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
5.5 GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)

Expandable Storage
NVMe SSD Slot

External Storage
USB HDD Support

Optical Drive
4K UHD Blu-ray Drive

On the face of it, the PlayStation 5 is contrasted with Microsoft's Xbox Series X (which also recently revealed its specs) in some areas, such as the GPU of the Series X boasting 12 TFLOPS of performance. Cerny's presentation and Digital Foundry's analysis goes more in-depth on the PS5, its architecture, and how its used, beyond the numbers.

We'll surely learn more about the PlayStation 5's specs and how it all comes together from the presentation and in the future before launch.

[Source: Digital Foundry]