PS5 Specs – CPU, GPU, Disc Drive, RAM and Backwards Compatibility

Welcome to our PS5 Specs page, where we talk about the technology that will power the PS5. The PS5 releases on November 12, 2020 for the US and major global regions, and November 19th for other parts of the world. With the final specs confirmed by Mark Cerny, it’s time to break down all of the incredible detail that Sony presented during the PS5 reveal events! CPU (Processing Power) GPU (8K Graphics) RAM (Memory) Hard Drive Disc Drive 3D Audio Internet / Network Dualsense / Controller Operating System Future of Gaming Playstation Plus 2.0 Security and Privacy PSVR Backwards Compatible Turn on CC (closed captioning) Exclusive – Covid Increases Sony PS5 Productivity According to our insider sources, who will remain unnamed, Covid has allegedly been a plus for the PS5 productivity. Employees are now more focused and with less distractions often found in the work environment. You might think the opposite but you would be wrong. When Covid struck ensure the safety of their workers. Limiting office visits to only critical staff. There were additional steps that needed to be taken, but it was not a major challenge according to our source. Their staff rose to the challenge and were successful. Our sources tell us that Sony has, allegedly, had to set up remote desktops on PS5 Dev kits in the US so their employees at home could remotely connect to continue their work. This work continues to this day. This is unprecedented, but it makes sense given current events. We are glad Sony is keeping their employees safe. Hundreds of dev kits sitting in Playstation secure labs are allegedly set up in this manner in multiple US Sony locations (San Mateo, San Diego, etc), allowing employees to handle testing on various aspects of the system without having to ship Dev kits out to everyone which would present all sorts of challenges. These stress tests range from UI to payment, processing, PSN network functionality, hardware and more. All to ensure that we the consumer get a rock solid console. There are different PS5 Dev boxes (3 main PS5 dev kits we are told) for different types of stress tests. Stay tuned for more exclusive news and PS5 development stories in the future! PS5 Specs Confirmed Before we dive into our in-depth look at potential PS5 specs, lets start with a breakdown of the final specs, compared to PS4. The system’s architect, Mark Cerny, revealed official details in March 2020. Here is what we know from that reveal: CPU: 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz with SMT (variable frequency) vs 8x Jaguar Cores at 1.6Ghz on PS4. GPU: 10.28 teraflops with 36 compute units at 2.23GHz (variable frequency) vs 1.84 teraflops and 18 comput units at 800MHz on PS4. RAM: 16GB GDDR6/256-bit vs 8GB GDDR5 and 256-bit on PS4. Internal Storage: Custom 825GB SSD vs a 500GB HDD on PS4. Expandable Storage: NVMe SSD Slot Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive vs standard Blu-ray Drive in the PS4. In February of … Read More