PS5 Specs – CPU, GPU, Disc Drive, RAM and Backwards Compatibility

Welcome to our PS5 Specifications page, where we talk about the technology that will power the PS5. Our prediction puts the PS5’s release date at 2020. By the time this year rolls around, technology will be in a very different place. We will be capable of doing new and exciting things, and as the system ages, it will evolve more than any PlayStation console before it. CPU (Processing Power) GPU (8K Graphics) RAM (Memory) Hard Drive Disc Drive 3D Audio Internet / Network Dualshock 5 / Controller Operating System Future of Gaming Playstation Plus 2.0 Security and Privacy PSVR Backwards Compatible PS5 Specs: Rumors and Current Predictions Before we dive into our in-depth look at potential PS5 specs, lets start with the current predictions. The system’s architect, Mark Cerny, revealed some official details in April 2019, but the exact specs still remain a mystery. Here is what we know from that reveal: PS5 will support up to 8K resolutions The system will include an SSD that will drastically reduce load times Ray tracing (a powerful graphics technique) is supported by PS5 The system uses a variation of AMD’s third generation Ryzen with eight cores of the new 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture GPU is a variation of the Radeon Navi family The system provides 3D audio without any additional hardware Backwards compatibility with PS4 titles and PSVR is confirmed A user on the Beyond3D Forum posted what they claimed to be leaked specs for the new system. Keep in mind, these seem a little high, but this is also the place where the Wii U’s specs were correctly leaked, so there may be some validity here. These are our current spec predictions based on rumors and what was revealed by Mark Cerny: CPU: 8 core/16 threads at 3.2Ghz with a Zen2 architecture GPU: Navi-based with AMD next-gen features at 12.6 to 14.2 teraflops Memory: 24GB total with reportedly 20GB GDDR6 at 880GB/S and 4GB DDR4 for the operating system 2 TB SSD It’s quite the leap, but with promises of 4K 60FPS across the board, this is the kind of hardware we would need. That being said, the RAM/memory seems a little on the high side. With these specs in mind, let’s dive deeper into the technology that could power the PS5 at launch and potentially a PS5 Pro midway through the next generation! Part One: CPU Processing Power A variation of AMD’s third generation Ryzen line 8 cores of the new 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture Current prediction: 16 threads at 3.2Ghz The heart of the PS5 will be the processing power that it uses to create the experiences of the next generation. While we most certainly will address the debate between a physical and cloud-based console, we know that the PS5 will be a traditional gaming console, possibly with some streaming elements or options. Right now, our games look real, but they don’t feel real, and that’s where PS5 is going to differentiate itself. Paul Ross, one of the co-founders … Read More