We’re lucky also to know the price and release date for the next-generation console PlayStation 5, thanks to a special event held by Sony recently. The new gaming machine will arrive in stores in November, and it will cost $499.
Thanks to Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) and to The Verge, we have the first real photos of PlayStation 5’s hardware, and they reveal the biggest console in modern history:
Credits for the pictures go to Taiwan’s NCC.
PlayStation 5 will significantly surpass its predecessor PlayStation 4 in specs, as the next-generation console will be featuring:
- CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
- GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
- GPU architecture: Custom RDNA 2
- Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit
- Memory bandwidth: 448GB/s
- Internal storage: Custom 825GB SSD
- IO throughput: 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)
- Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot
- External storage: USB HDD support (PS4 games only)
- Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive
There are a lot of games already confirmed for PS5, and we can mention titles like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, FIFA 21, Watch Dogs: Legion, Far Cry 6, GTA V, Outriders, DOOM Eternal, Dirt 5, Scarlet Nexus, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, The Elder Scrolls Online, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Godfall, Madden NFL 21, Fortnite, Marvel’s Avengers, Gran Turismo 7, Hitman 3, Dying Light 2, Starfield, and many more.
There’s a huge console war also looming for the near future. Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox Series X also has all its arsenal revealed by now, and it even has the same price as PlayStation 5. The winner of the contest is impossible to predict, but one thing’s for sure: 2020 can easily qualify for one of the best years in gaming history. It could even be the best ever, considering that PS5 and Xbox Series X are the best game consoles ever made.