SONY unveils PlayStation 5

Published: 11th Jun 2020, 21:34 GMT   Comments

SONY PlayStation 5

Sony today unveiled the design of its PlayStation 5 gaming consoles. The console will be available in two variants, one featuring an optical drive and one without it, a digital-only model. Some accessories have also been shown, including dual DualSense gamepad charger and HD camera. Sony did not reveal any further information than previously disclosed in terms of the specs.

What we do know, however, is that the PlayStation 5 gaming console will feature System-on-a-Chip with 8 Zen2-based compute cores and 36 RDNA2 compute units.

The new console is expected to launch this holiday with its exclusive games. During today’s event, Sony showcased Horizon Forbidden West, Hitman III, Gran Turismo 7 and Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

2020 Gaming Consoles
SONY PlayStation 5XBOX Series X
System on a Chip
Processor8x Cores @ 3.5 GHz
Custom Zen 2 CPU
8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/ SMT)
Custom Zen 2 CPU
Graphics10.3 TFLOPS, 36 CUs 2.23 GHz
Custom RDNA 2 GPU
12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz
Custom RDNA 2 GPU
Die Size?360.45 mm2
Process?7nm Enhanced
Memory and Storage
Memory16 GB GDDR6 256-bit bus16 GB GDDR6 320-bit bus
Memory Bandwidth448 GB/s10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s
Internal Storage825 GB custom SSD1 TB Custom NVME SSD
I/O Throughput5.5 GB/s (Raw), 8-9 GB/s (Compressed)2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed)
Expandable Storage?1 TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly)
External Storage?USB 3.2 External HDD Support
Optical Drive4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive
Performance Target4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS
Price and Release Date
Released DateHoliday 2020Holiday 2020

Source: Sony

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