Sony has sat down with Wire to discuss their upcoming next-generation console, the PS5. The exclusive interviews bring a ton of news about the highly anticipated machine such has new hardware upgrades, storage components, and much more.
The Wired exclusive is pretty extensive, so I only grabbed a couple of highlights from the article; however, if you want to read it in full, check it out right here. Some highlights from the detailed look at the PS4 includes an SSD, 8 core AMD Ryzen based on 7nm Zen 2, Backward compatibility (with PS4 confirmed) and much more!
We got a sneak peek at the hardware that will be featured in the PS5, and it seems that a next-generation AMD chip will be at the center of the device. If you are a hardware enthi=usistas, the upcoming passage is for you, make sure to check it out down below:
PlayStation’s next-generation console ticks all those boxes, starting with an AMD chip at the heart of the device. (Warning: some alphabet soup follows.) The CPU is based on the third generation of AMD’s Ryzen line and contains eight cores of the company’s new 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture.
The GPU, a custom variant of Radeon’s Navi family, will support ray tracing, a technique that models the travel of light to simulate complex interactions in 3D environments. While ray tracing is a staple of Hollywood visual effects and is beginning to worm its way into high-end processors and Nvidia’s recently announced RTX line, no game console has been able to manage it. Yet.
We all know that the PS4 Pro is a significant upgrade from the standard PS4, but it looks like Sony is turning up the PS5 a notch or two by adding some impressive hardware. According to Wired, the PS5 loaded Insomniac’s Spider-Man almost 15x faster than the PS4 Pro.
On the PS4 Pro, the fast travel time took about 15 seconds. While on the other hand, the PS5 took under a second, clocking in at 0.8 seconds; truly astonishing. Check out the full analysis down below:
To demonstrate, Cerny fires up a PS4 Pro playing Spider-Man, a 2018 PS4 exclusive that he worked on alongside Insomniac Games. On the TV, Spidey stands in a small plaza. Cerny presses a button on the controller, initiating a fast-travel interstitial screen. When Spidey reappears in a totally different spot in Manhattan, 15 seconds have elapsed.
Then Cerny does the same thing on a next-gen devkit connected to a different TV. (The devkit, an early “low-speed” version, is concealed in a big silver tower, with no visible componentry.) What took 15 seconds now takes less than one: 0.8 seconds, to be exact.
It is very exciting to finally hear officially from Sony that PlayStation 5 is in development and by the look of it, pretty deep into it already. However, Cerny and Sony did not nor will they plan to detail the price or release date of the highly anticipated console in 2019. PlayStation gamers are going to have to wait a little longer to see what else Sony got rolled up their sleeves. If you want to check out the full Wired exclusive interview, check it out here!
So, now with some new information released about the PS5, what you think? Excited to jump into another generation of consoles? What would be your most-requested perk for the PS5? Let us know in the comments below!
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