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Sony officially revealed the PS5’s hardware specs today during a live stream, and it uses AMD’s Zen 2 with 8 cores running at a variable frequency capped at 3.5 GHz. Its GPU is a customized system-on-a-chip (SOC) based on AMD’s RDNA 2, featuring 36 compute units running at a variable frequency, capped at 2.23 GHz, and capable of 10.28 TFLOPS. Both the CPU and GPU are monitored by a special boost system incorporating AMD’s SmartShift technology that adjusts the frequency of these systems based on the current activities of both chips for ideal constant power drawn and a model SOC performance. Read more for a video and additional information.



There’s also a custom SSD storage solution for faster data input/output rates for fast loading times and larger bandwidth to make games more immersive, as well as to support the required content streaming from disc for 8K resolution. The base system consists of an 825 GB SSD connected via a 12-channel interface to the main system, achieving a 5.5 GB/s transfer rate uncompressed, and between 8 to 9 GB/s using compression. PS5 also includes a 4k-compatible Ultra HD Blu-ray optical drive.

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Game installation from a disc is mandatory to take advantage of the SSD, but the user will have fine-grain control of how much they want to have installed, such as only installing the multiplayer components of a game. Sony still plans on launching the PlayStation 5 by the end of 2020, as to be available for end-of-year holiday sales