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Sony’s PS5 Raising Hopes

Sony’s one of the most famous products of all time is its PlayStation line of gaming consoles. And there are expectations that the company will offer a new addition to this family by the end of 2020. It is called the PS5, which stands for PlayStation 5, which comes up with some very high expectations to fulfill.

Sony PS5
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Meantime, the most recent gaming console that the company has launched is the PlayStation 4. This model has become one of the most celebrated gaming consoles with a sales figure of 106 million units.

PlayStation 5 will be a total next-generation gaming console with a lot of mind-blowing additions as per the rumors around the corner. There’s not much information about the design, but it is said to be large and v-shaped to make it easily stackable for the development team to run multiple tests. This design will help in optimally pushing air out of the sides and center helping the device to not get heated too much and too early. But we are assuming that the final product will be more compact and slimmer.

Let’s talk about the controller now, the company is addressing it as DualSense, which has a high design departure than never before. The controller has haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and a built-in microphone array. It also provides you a USB-C charging port, and this time the Share button is going to get replaced with Create button according to the leaked intel.

What are the Major Upgradations to Expect

The company has done some revelations about the technology that has been integrated. According to the PlayStation 5 Lead System Architect Mark Cerny, the PS5 will have some serious improvements over the PS4.
Here’s a complete overview of the PS5’s specs

 PlayStation 5
CPU8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz with SMT (variable frequency)
GPU10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (Custom RDNA 2 architecture)
RAM16GB GDDR6/256-bit
Internal StorageCustom 825GB SSD
Expandable StorageNV Me SSD slot
External StorageUSB HDD support
IO Throughput5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)
Memory Bandwidth448GB/s
Optical Drive4K UHD Blu-ray Drive
Source: Android Authority

The expectations are that the CPU’s upgraded version will be in the form of AMD Zen 2, which is a touts eight cores clocked at 3.5GHz. the combination of CPU and GPU with ray tracing acceleration will take the gaming graphics to a whole new level with a more realistic experience.

The console is having an 825GB SSD which will support off-the-shelf NV Me SSD expandability. This is going to enable users to expand their storage, faster load speeds, and better system memory management.

The last major revelation from the company’s end is about the console’s new custom AMD compute unit-based Tempest Engine. This will provide users a gaming experience that will be accompanied by high-quality 3D in-game audio with even the basic headphones or speakers.

There are even speculations about the company to release two versions of the console. One of which will be of 825GB SSD and the other one will be relatively expensive with a 1.65 TB SSD. But there is no official confirmation about this from the company’s part.

Will it be Compatible and Affordable too?

The company claims that the upcoming PS5 will be compatible with nearly all top 100 titles from the previous generation console. It believes that the PS4 titles will benefit from the new PS5 which has a better and more stable frame rate and high resolution. Though, it can’t be guaranteed that all the games will work, as all the titles are still going through the test.

There’s good news for the game geeks, once the console is launching and is available there are possibilities of some new titles, that will be one of the biggest and craziest games that we have ever seen.
There are no specifications about the release date keeping in mind the current situation of the pandemic. Talking about the price there is a higher probable chance fo the PS5 to be more pricey than the PS4, which was $399. So, it’s expected that the price of PS5 will be up to $499 as the developers have incorporated expensive components.

Seems like we are going to witness the biggest revolution in the gaming world.


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