PlayStation 5 Full Specifications Revealed

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The specifications for the upcoming PlayStation 5 have been finally revealed and the next-gen console is quite a beast. This announcement comes just two days after Microsoft revealed the specifications for the Xbox Series X, which are quite impressive as well.

The PlayStation 5 packs an 8x Zen 2 Core processor clocked at 3.5GHz, and a GPU based on AMD's RDNA 2 architecture featuring 10.28 TFLOPS and 36 CUs clocked at 2.23 GHz. The console will also come with 16GB of GDDR6 RAM, a custom 825GH internal SSD, an NVMe SSD slot for storage expansion, support for USB hard drives, and a 4K UHD optical drive.

On a similar note, Microsoft's Xbox Series X will be powered by an 8x Zen 2 Core processor clocked at 3.8GHz, 12 TFLOP Custom RDNA 2, 52 CUs at 1.825GHz, 16GB of DDR6 RAM, 1TB custom NVMe SSD, and 4K UHD Blu-ray optical drive. Those are pretty much similar specifications.

Sony's Mark Cerny also shared additional details about the PS5, including the console's ability to load games faster. Cerny also stated that Sony is planning to push limits in future games on the new hardware. PlayStation 5's new hardware will allow games to be rendered at a faster rate. Additionally, the console will also support Ray-tracing technology, allowing developers to create much more beautiful games.

Moving to PlayStation 5's controller, the new controller will feature haptic feedback instead of the traditional rumble technology. This means the PS5 controllers will vibrate distinctly for different actions. The controller will also feature "adaptive triggers" that will allow developers to come up with interesting programming.

The console will also have optical drive support for installing games through a physical drive and for playing Blu-ray movies. However, the disc capacity will be limited to 100GB. With the PlayStation 5, players will also have the freedom to choose what part of the game they wish to install.

The PlayStation 5 is expected to launch later this year during the holiday season.

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