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What you need to know

  • PlayStation first began talking about the PlayStation 5 in April 2019.
  • Today, lead architect Mark Cerny shared new details in a deep dive into the system's specs.
  • The PlayStation 5 features 10.28 teraflops, with 8 CPU cores at 3.5 GHz.
  • There's also an 825GB SSD.

As PlayStation announced yesterday, we've just gotten a look at the PlayStation 5 (PS5) technical specs in a deep dive by Mark Cerny, the lead architect of the PS4 and PS5. This console features 10.28 teraflops of graphics power, alongside an 825GB SSD and an 8-core CPU clocked at 3.5ghz. Here's the full specs, courtesy of Digital Foundry.

Category PlayStation 5
Processor 8 Zen 2 cores at 3.5ghz
Graphics 10.82 TFLOPs
Die Size Unknown
Memory 16GB GDDR6
Memory Bandwidth 448 GB/s
Internal Storage Custom 825GB SSD
I/O Throughput 5.5GB/s
Expandable Storage NVMe SSD slot
External Storage External HDD support
Optical Drive 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive
Performance Target Unknown
Color Unknown
Size Unknown
Stated release date Holiday 2020
Price Unknown

We'd known some of these things in the past, such as the inclusion of a custom SSD, alongside Navi and Zen 2 architecture from AMD. While it might seem like a reaction to the Xbox Series X specs being revealed recently, PlayStation has explained on Twitter that this was originally meant to be a talk held at GDC.

As of right now, the PS5 is still scheduled to release sometime in Holiday 2020.

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