The Playstation 5 is the successor to the Playstation 4. This includes a brand new controller, the DualSense. PS4 backwards compatibility is in the cards. The system at launch will only support the Top 100 PS4 games though. The specs, when compared to the Xbox Series X, are almost identical, with just variants in clock-speeds and compute units. Sony seems to be banking off of games running off of a custom SSD pipeline so load times would be nearly eliminated.
- CPU: A SoC with 8 Cores based on AMD's Zen 2 architecture, running at 3.5GHz
- GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz, based on RDNA 2
- both the GPU and CPU support AMD's SmartShift, which allows adjusting clocks speeds on the fly depending on what's taking place in game.
- The GPU will support real-time hardware powered ray-tracing. It also supports the Tempest Engine for advance 3D audio capabilities.
- Memory: 16GB GDDR6
- Storage: Custom on-board 825GB SSD
- IO Throuput: 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)
- Storage can be expanded via internal NVMe SSDs. PS4 titles will support runnong off USB Storage.
- Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray
- DualSense: An evolution of the DualShock 4 controller. Includes adaptive Haptic Feedback on the L2 and R2 buttons. Also includes a built-in Microphone for communication.