Sony Reveals Details on PlayStation 5 Specs

It will feature backward compatibility for PlayStation 4.

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Following rumors of the PlayStation 5’s price and upcoming games, official information from Sony has surfaced about the console’s specs. According to a report by WIRED, the PS5 will utilize a Solid Save State (SSD), which would allow the system to dramatically improve load times and renderings in-game. It’ll even feature backward compatibility for PlayStation 4.

PlayStation 5‘s lead system architect Mark Cerny stated that its raw bandwidth will probably surpass what’s currently possible for PCs. In a demonstration, Cerny showcased Marvel’s Spider-Man‘s 15-second load time on a PlayStation 4 and compared the same load time with an early “low-speed” dev kit of the PS5, which only took 0.8 seconds.

The CPU features a third generation AMD Ryzen and contains eight cores of AMD’s new 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. The GPU is a custom variant Navi from Radeon that supports ray tracing, a system that mimics the travel of light to simulate complex interactions in 3D environments.

In other gaming news, Sony now allows users to change their PSN ID.

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