PlayStation 5 is to be launched with ultra Fast SSD with Max Read Speed up to 5500Mb per second

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Finally, Sony has broken its silence about the new PlayStation. Specification of Playstation is now in the open with system architect Mark Cerny delivering a deep dive presentation into the nature of the new hardware and the ways in which we should expect a true generational leap over PlayStation 4.


  • Playstation comes with Ultra-Fast SSD with 5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw). 825GB
  • Comes with “Tempest” 3D AudioTech for a better and immersive sound experience
  • Ray Tracing equipped AMD Radeon™ RDNA 2-based graphics engine
  • x86-64-AMD Ryzen™ “Zen 2” with 8 Core/16 Threads with Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
  • GDDR6 16GB RAM with 448GB/s Bandwidth.
  • Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)
Here is the Full Video From Sony on Youtube

After a Few Days of Microsoft’s new Xbox Series X Sony unveiled specification for its new PlayStation 5. comparing both the console on paper Xbox X is looking more powerful than PS5 with higher boost clock at 3.8Ghz compare to 3.5Ghz of PS5 and higher Teraflops and Compute unite compare to Xbox X. But when it comes to SSD performance Sony has created an impressive proprietary SSD solution that provides 825GB of storage and 5.5GB/s of performance. The Xbox Series X includes a custom 1TB NVME SSD, but its raw throughput is less than half at 2.4GB/s. That could mean load times differ massively between the PS5 and Xbox Series X, depending on what game developers optimize for.

Cpu architecture of PlayStation 5
PlayStation 5 Cpu Architecture

Comparison between PlayStation 5 and Xbox X

CategoriesPlayStation 5 Xbox Series X
Processor AMD Zen 2 (3.5GHz, eight-core) AMD Zen 2 (3.8GHz, eight-core)
GPU AMD RDNA 2 (10.28 teraflops, 36CU) AMD RDNA 2 (12 teraflops, 52CU)
Memory 16GB GDDR6 16GB GDDR6
Storage 825GB (NVMe SSD) 1TB (NVMe SSD)
Optical drive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
4K support Yes Yes
8K support Yes Yes
Ports TBA Three USB-A 3.0 ports, HDMI (out), optical audio, proprietary memory slot
Weight TBA TBA
Dimensions (in.) TBA 5.94 x 5.94 x 11.85

Sony is using variable frequencies on both the CPU and GPU, which we’d normally refer as to boost clocks on PCs. It’s slightly different, though. In an interview with Eurogamer, Sony PS5 system architect Mark Cerny reveals the console has a set power budget that’s tied to the thermal limits of the system. That means the PS5 performance will vary depending on how much it’s being pushed by games.

The PlayStation 5 will also have support for external storage in the form of USB hard drives, but these will be used mostly for backward-compatible PS4 games. The PS5 will still support discs since there is a Blu-ray drive.

Comparision betwwwn PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4

CategoriesPlayStation 5 PlayStation 4 Pro PlayStation 4 Slim
PriceTBA $399.00
39,000 INR
29,990 INR
Processor AMD Zen 2 (3.5GHz, eight-core) AMD Jaguar (2.1GHz, eight-core)AMD Jaguar (1.6GHz, eight-core)
GPU AMD RDNA 2 (10.28 teraflops, 36CU)Integrated AMD Radeon Polaris (4.2 teraflops, 36CU)Integrated AMD Radeon (1.84 teraflops, 18CU)
Storage 825GB (NVMe SSD) 1TB 500GB, 1TB
Optical drive4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Blu-ray Blu-ray
4K supportYes Yes No
8K supportYes NoNo
HDR supportYes HDR10 HDR10
PortsTBA Three USB 3.1, one Aux, HDMI (out), optical audio Two USB 3.1, one Aux, HDMI (out)
Weight TBA 7.2 pounds / 3.2Kg 4.6 pounds / 2.1Kg
Dimensions (in.)TBA 12.8 x 11.6 x 2.1 11.3 x 10.4 x 1.54
Buying OptionsTBAAmazonAmazon

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