Sony’s new console, the PS5 is coming out next month. It is promising to bring the next-gen experience to gamers. So what makes it different from the predecessors? Here are things you need to know about the PS5
Price and Release date
The official selling price for PlayStation 5 with the Blu-ray drive is 499.99 USD. The Digital Edition version stands at $399.99. Basically, the only difference between the two versions of PlayStation 5 lies in the Bluray drive. However, it doesn’t mean that you can’t experience 4K gaming on the Digital Edition as it has the same power.
Both PlayStation 5 versions will be released soon in key markets including the US, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea on November 12. While users in other markets will have to wait until November 19 to get their hands on new console. Notably, the launch date in China is still open and will be announced later.
The PS5 Controller – DualSense
With the PS5, Sony introduced the DualSense controller that replaces the current DualShock 4. The new controller has a black and white color to match the console itself. DualSense inherits all the best features of its predecessors. But it has major upgrades inside, including a haptic feedback system that replaces the old rumble technology. The Adaptive triggers feature allows users to adjust the buttons to matches the different effects in different games.
The buttons do not receive any significant changes. The Share button is now replaced by the Create button, which allows players to create amazing game moments. The controller has a built-in microphone to help you easily voice chat with many other players. Also, it has USB-C port, allowing you to charge from most devices out there.
Specs of The PS5
The PlayStation 5 is equipped with the following hardware specifications:
- CPU: AMD Zen 2 8 core clocked at around 3.5 GHz.
- GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 compute units (CU) clocked at 2.23GHz (vairiable frequency
- GPU Architecture: Custom RDNA 2
- RAM / Interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit
- Memory bandwidth: 448GB / s
- Internal memory: SSD 825GB
- IO throughput: 5.5 GB / s (Raw), 8-9 GB / sec (Compressed)
- Storage Expansion: SSD NVMe
- External memory: Support USB HDD
- Optical drive: Blu-ray 4K UHD drive
Thus, we can see that the PlayStation 5 is much more powerful than the PlayStation 4, in all ways. With this processing power, PS5 can handle all games at 4K 60fps. At the same time, 16GB GDDR5 RAM coupled with a custom SSD with an extremely large capacity up to 825GB also significantly improves the loading times on your favorite games.
Compatibility With PS4 Games
With the PS5, Sony finally added backwards compatibility to its console. You will be able to play nearly 4000 PS4 games on the next consoles.
On top of that, the Playstation 5 will also get its exclusive games like the predecessor. Some exclusives like Spiderman: Mile Morales, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, and Astro’s playroom will be coming to the PlayStation 5 on launch day.
These are 4 things you need to know about the new PS5. Do you have any questions? Leave them in the comments!