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Mark Cerny first officially broke the news about Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 5 game console in an interview with Wired back in April 2019. Since then, the company has went on to confirm the name and its planned release of late 2020. So far, we know that it’s powered by AMD’s Ryzen 7 nm Zen 2 architecture with 8 cores/16 threads, a Radeon Navi-family GPU using the RDNA microarchitecture, and a custom SSD storage solution. Read more for a video about the dev kit and additional information.
The custom SSD storage solution is necessary for fast loading times and larger bandwidth to support the required content streaming from disc for the insane 8K graphics. Yes, as you can see there’s still an integrated Ultra HD Blu-ray drive that allegedly supports 100GB discs with 4K video. Users will also have fine-grain control of how much data they want to have installed (installing the multiplayer components of a game, etc.).