Sony is well known for its exceptional photography department having Alpha Series mirrorless cameras. Contributing a huge role in highlighting other companies through their image sensors. It has gained a huge name in this field but, this is not the only area where the company stands.
The tech giant made its name among game enthusiasts also, famed as Playstation lineup. Developed by Sony computer entertainment, this gaming console is competing against several other competitors since 1994. It is again ready to put fire in ice with its upcoming successor as PlayStation 5.
Let’s talk about specs:
CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 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: 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)
Expandable Storage: NVMe SSD slot
External Storage: USB HDD support(PS4 games only)
Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive
Let us talk about design!
The upcoming Playstation comes in two variants, the standard edition having unevenly shape with dedicated 4K Blu-ray disc drive and the other which comes at a slightly lower price than the higher variant having symmetrical shape disc-free as Digital Edition. Though the design seems to have a massive upgrade by Sony as we compare it with its predecessors, the outer white covering looks like a Blaser wrapped around an object.
If we see the Body of console, there seem to have vents on both sides which is great. In order to have sustained performance while gaming, proper ventilation should be there to keep the internals cool. We’re still waiting to see the back of the console to see what it has in terms of inputs and outputs.
You may have thought of ” What rubbish is Sony trying to do serving only 825GB of storage? “, but here comes the trick…
The SSD is key to the PlayStation 5 experience. SSDs don’t just load faster, but allow for bigger open worlds, theoretically. Developers don’t need to make games with smaller worlds due to the limitations of mechanical hard drives, while SSDs will also allow system memory to be used more effectively.SSDs have more bandwidth, so data can be loaded from the SSD when it’s needed, rather than heaps of potentially needless
data being loaded into RAM. In pure gameplay terms that means that games will suffer less from texture pop-in, while load times will be hugely reduced when using a game’s fast-travel option. Booting up from standby should be generally much faster, too.
Sony is going to use AMD’s Zen 2 CPU processor tech, with eight cores and 16 threads.
The Company also revealed that the PS5 will be delivering 3.5GHz frequencies – so,
the PlayStation 5 would be running 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (at variable frequencies) over the PS4’s 8x Jaguar Cores at 1.6GHz. That’s a huge jump in performance.
Moreover to the GPU and you’re looking at the AMD RDNA 2 GPU, itself customized. It makes use of 36 compute units clocked at 2.23GHz. A compute performance peak of 10.28TF was stated. What’s smart is that the combination makes it simple for the PS5 to easily handle PS4 backward compatibility. This means we can play most of the games of PS4.
The company devoted its focus on another aspect also to provide seamless gaming experience, the biggest reveal of the PS5 specs unveiling was the 3D audio support, thanks to the new Tempest Engine. It’s an incredibly powerful system. The example they used described it in terms of rainfall. The sound of rain in a game is a single audio track, but the PS5 would theoretically be capable of letting you hear individual raindrops, in relation to where the player character is.
Let’s Talk About Gamepad
The new PlayStation comes with an all-new design Gamepad matching up with its console aliasing it as DualSense.The PS5 controller includes haptic feedback in the L2 and R2 shoulder buttons that are going to be adaptive. Sony explains that these adaptive triggers are important to let players feel the tension of their actions. The DualSense will include a microphone inside of the controller, allowing gamers to communicate with friends without using any headsets.
In addition to the console, Sony showed off the first batch of accessories including a headset, DualSense Charging. Station, a media remote, and an HD camera, all of which match the design of the PS5.
Enough talked about Sony, what about its competitor?
Every candidate has to face competition! In order to highlight their superiority, they have to stand out as best among the crowd. Though Sony is not the only dominant player in the gaming industry, there are several competitors who are in-line ready to battle with each other. Yes, I’m talking about Microsoft’s Xbox Series X. It is also in the process to
give a remarkable competition to the Japanese Tech Giant (Though, their processing capabilities seem pretty similar so far). Let us see in the coming months, which one will sit on the gaming throne.
Till then, Stay tuned, Stay Safe!