Sony Playstation 5: All You Need to Know

After hiding the real specs and details about the new upcoming PlayStation 5, Sony has released key details about console. The next-gen console from Sony boasts impressive specs along with a revamped design for the PS5 controller along with the console itself. PS5 hardware is specced out to bring the latest gaming technologies like Ray-tracing along with high-fidelity graphics and frame rates to the consoles. Gamers from Nepal are just as excited about this new console with the rest of the world, so take a peek at the juicy details and news of PS5 released till now. However, the upgraded specs suggest an increased Playstation 5 price.

Playstation 5 Specs and Features

In terms of features, there are a lot more questions than answers from Sony. However, we already know that the PS5 will be backwards compatible. Which means that you can play games made for older consoles like PS4 and before on the new PS5. This is made even more exciting by the fact that these games can be optimized to take advantage of the new hardware capabilities of PS5. Without going into much details, Playstation 5 specs include an AMD Zen 2 based CPU with 8 total cores at 3.5GHz clock speed. It comes with 16GB of GDDR6 memory along with an RDNA 2 AMD GPU.

PS5 Specifications

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

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PS5 DualSense Controller

The most noticeable change for the new DualSense controller of PS5 is the new design with a white and black color combo. Its overall shape and design have changed to represent that of all other console controllers. With blue accent lights, curved edges, and an overall rounded look, there’s very little resemblance to the familiar PS4 controllers. PS5 Dualsense controller will also have a microphone so a headset wouldn’t be mandatory while playing with friends online.

Playstation 5 Price and Availability

Since we are at a very early stage of announcements and reveals, a fixed price hasn’t been set for the PS5. But, rumors suggest a base price of USD $499 in America. Sony planned to launch the PS5 during the 2020 holiday season in North America, however, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has likely pushed the launch to 2021.

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