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PlayStation 5 officially announced. To be released at the end of the year 2020

PlayStation 5 officially announced. To be released at the end of the year 2020

 

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) announced today (October 8, 2019) that its next-generation game console will be called “PlayStation 5” (PS5). PS5 is scheduled to be released during the year-end sales season in 2020.

 

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“PlayStation 5” officially announced. To be released at the end of the year 2020

PS5 is equipped with a custom SSD that can be accessed at ultra-high speeds, and the loading time of the game is much faster. The game supports up to 8K resolution output, and compatibility with PlayStation 4 titles is also planned.

It seems that PlayStation VR can also be used. Physical media will continue to be adopted. The standard used in PS5 is Ultra HD Blu-ray, and the capacity as a game disc is said to be up to 100GB.

The controller is equipped with “haptic technology” instead of conventional vibration technology. The L2 and R2 buttons use adaptive triggers that feel resistance, creating an overwhelming sense of immersion in the gameplay.

On the other hand, there is little new information about the CPU and GPU that affect the performance of PS5. PS5 was first announced to adopt a custom chip that combines AMD’s “Zen 2” architecture 8-core CPU and AMD’s “Radeon DNA” architecture GPU-APU if called AMD. It is not different from the time information.

The SIE press release doesn’t say for some reason, but the fact that the GPU core supports hardware raytracing acceleration is also reiterated in a Wired article that was released at the same time as SIE was announced.

The fact that the CPU is compatible with 16 threads, as well as 8 cores, is a new announcement, but as the Zen 2 architecture supports Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT), the PS5 APU has 8 cores and 16 threads.

It will be obvious to respond. The detailed specifications and performance of APU will be clarified in the future. The detailed hardware summary announced by SIE is as follows.

 Hardware Overview PlayStation 5

  • Console game console
  • Custom SSD for ultra-high-speed access
  • Built-in AMD custom chip
  • CPU: x86-64-AMD Ryzen “Zen2”, 8 cores, 16 threads
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RDNA (Radeon DNA) based graphics engine (with ray tracing acceleration support)
  • Dedicated unit for 3D audio processing
  • Supports up to 8K resolution output in games
  • Designed for compatibility with PlayStation 4 titles
  • PlayStation VR compatible

Controller

  • Equipped with haptic technology
  • Adopting an adaptive trigger that makes L2 and R2 buttons feel resistance

Physical media

  • Ultra HD Blu-ray
  • Capacity as a game disc is 100GB
PlayStation 5 officially announced. To be released at the end of the year 2020
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