PlayStation 5

For a while, Sony has been working on its next-generation PlayStation consoles which are now named as PlayStation 5. In last October, the company president Kenichiro Yoshida explains that it is necessary to have next-gen hardware after the PlayStation 4 pro. Sony promised that PS5 will support 8K graphics, 3D audio, super fast SSDs, and backward compatibility with existing PlayStation 4 games.

As per Mark Cerny who has served as the lead system architect for the PS4, the new PlayStation 5 is not just an upgrade version of PS4 or PS4 pro. But it consists of a full-fledged new hardware system inside the PlayStation 5, including an eight-core CPU based on AMD’s third-gen Ryzen line built on the chip company’s latest 7nm Zen 2 process and a custom GPU based on AMD’s Radeon Navi hardware. It will also bring ray-tracing graphics to a game console for the first time.

By having these modifications it means that the PS5 will support 8K graphics, feels like you have a  TV that supports that kind of resolution. However, Sony is also putting a new AMD chip which includes a custom unit just, the company expects the new console will lead to gaming both on TV speakers and headphones.

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The other big change coming to PlayStation 5 is the replacement of the hard drive with an SSD. Other details Sony has talked about PS5 is that it would be backward compatible with existing PlayStation 4 games. The company claims that PS5 would be a slower transition, with multiple new games releasing for both the PS4 and PS5.

As for now, there is no word on the release date for PlayStation 5 but if rumors are to be believed then the console will launch in 2020. Moreover, Sony has also announced that they won’t be attending E3 this year which is the largest and most prestigious trade show. When the console come it will face direct competition from Microsoft and Google Stadia.