PS5 Hardware Specs Confirmed By Sony, Offers Backward Compatibility With PSVR And PS4

Sony has confirmed the hardware specs for the PS5, their next-generation console. They are not going to call it PS5 directly but instead, they simply named it the next-generation PlayStation.

PS5 has been in research and development for almost 4 years now as revealed by Mark Cerny in an interview with Wired. Sony will release PS5 in 2020 and don’t have any plans to get a console out this year.

Here are the confirmed hardware specs and summary of the features of PS5 via ResetERA.

PS5 Official Hardware Specs

  • Mark Cerny is once again the Lead System Architect.
  • 8 core AMD 7nm Zen 2 based on third generation Ryzen.
  • Ray-tracing support with custom AMD Navi GPU.
  • Custom AMD unit for 3D Audio, also aided by ray-tracing, a big upgrade. Hot on the heels of Sony having acquired near-industry-standard AudioKinetic.
  • Extremely fast high-end custom SSD storage faster than any solution currently available for PC:
    Spider-Man load times on PS4 Pro: 15 seconds → 0.8 seconds on next-gen PlayStation. That’s ~19x faster!
    Huge practical game changer opening up for new design opportunities.
  • Technically supports 8K but Cerny demoed Spider-Man load speed improvements on a 4K screen (I would only take this as confirmation of HDMI 2.1).
  • New Virtual Reality platform strongly hinted at but also supports current PSVR (meaning millions of VR users ‘day one’).
  • Death Stranding might be a cross-gen title (speculation in article based on Cerny reply).
  • Physical Media.
  • Backwards Compatible with at least PS4.
  • Devkit is with developers and they recently accelerated its deployment.
  • Four years in development so far.
  • 2020.

We have posted about PS5 having backward compatibility in the past as discovered in the official patents so this has turned out to be true after all.

Danial Arshad Khan

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