PlayStation 5 finally released! Take a look

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

12th Jun, 2020. 10:12 am
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Sony Interactive Entertainment has finally released PlayStation 5 in full.

Showcasing a fresh white design alongside a new suite of games, PS5 stands vertically, like the Xbox Series X. It includes two versions: one with a 4K Blu-ray drive and a pure Digital Edition.

The new-look device is tall and thin and colored white on its front and back.

Sony has built a stand that works for either orientation, and the company is using what looks like a slightly different stand for the Digital Edition of the PS5.

“With PlayStation 5, we are making a significant leap to deliver a truly new generation of transformative play experiences that will redefine expectations for what games can be,” said Sony Interactive Entertainment chief Jim Ryan.

Ryan said the powerful hardware will offer “richer and more beautiful” content that will “captivate your senses in ways you didn’t think possible.”

The Japanese consumer electronics giant did not reveal pricing or a launch date for the PS 5.

Specifications Of PlayStation 5

CPU and GPU

PS5 features a custom eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU clocked at 3.5GHz (variable frequency) and a custom GPU based on AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture hardware that promises 10.28 teraflops and 36 compute units clocked at 2.23GHz (also variable frequency).

SSD storage

Moreover, one of the key differences is that the company will switch to SSD storage for the console’s main hard drive, which Sony says will result in faster loading speeds.

According to Mark Cerny, PlayStation hardware lead, where Ps4 took around 20 seconds to load a single gigabyte of data, the goal with the PS5’s SSD was to enable loading five gigabytes of data in a single second.

Gaming visuals

“Ray tracing simulates the way light moves in real life, and how it bounces off various surfaces. Games that take advantage of this feature will render objects much more accurately, and with heightened realism. Water, glass, light refraction, a character’s hair and so on, will look even more realistic,” Sony revealed on its blog.

3D audio

PS5 also allow games to offer a much deeper sense of immersion through 3D audio reveals Sony. The new console comes with a built-in custom engine for 3D audio which will offer a ‘greater sense of presence and locality’. Users will be able to hear raindrops hitting different surfaces and more accurately hear and locate where an enemy is lurking.

Backwards compatibility

Moreover PS5 will be backwards compatible. The top 100 PS4 titles will be playable at launch on PS5 and Sony will expand the number of titles available to play on PS 5.

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