The generation of PlayStation is finally here with the invention of PlayStation (PS5). It is a home video game console that originated from Sony Interactive Entertainment. Sony announced the PS5 as the substitute to the PlayStation 4. PS5 came into the market on November 12, 2020, in Australia, North America, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, and New Zealand. Further, it took a week to be released worldwide.
What is the fuzz about the new PS5? Well, it is a part of the ninth generation of video game consoles. There are two variants of the PS5: a console with an Ultra HD Blue-ray disc drive and a slightly thinner Digital Edition without a disc drive. This console has a 350W of power supply while it uses only 200W under load.
The PS5 is a pretty gargantuan piece of machinery with a usual size of 15.4*10.2*4.1 – inches. It has a DualSense controller. The size is quite big and attractive, but it can be an issue for those with small entertainment areas. It has a “Create” button on the DualSense, which lets you grab screenshots, take videos, and broadcast gameplay. Also, PS5 automatically captures the last 60 minutes of your gameplay at 1080p resolution and 60fps. You can capture the gameplay manually in 4K. Further, the PS5 includes a detachable stand that allows you to position the massive console vertically or horizontally. It is not heavy as well, weighing about 4.5kgs. The pointy white side panels and the asymmetrical bulk make the console quite different. When it is held horizontally, its edges and curves seem to shine more.
Mark Cerny is the outstrip instigator of the PlayStation console line. After the launch of PlayStation 4, he implemented a two-year feedback cycle to find out the concerns in Sony’s current hardware and how such hardware could be improved for the next generation. In the invention of the PlayStation 5, a key issue was the length of loading times for games. Moreover, this is based on the data size being loaded into the game, the physical location of the data on the storage medium, and the duplication of data across the medium to reduce load times.
The PS5 is powered by a custom eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and a custom AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based GPU that will come up with 10.28 teraflops of naive graphical power.
It has 825GB of storage and 5.5GB/sec of throughput – which could be fast enough for game developers to build levels without elevator rides or winding corridors. Out of 825GB of storage space, some of the space is used up by the system data. This means that you have 667.2GB of usable space. And the growing size of games means that you might fill up that space quickly. For example – Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War occupies 133GB that is nearly 20 percent of the total available storage of PS5.
The PS5 supports up to 8K output and promises 4K graphics at up to a 120Hz refresh rate. Further, it supports 3D audio. It has three USB-A ports: one on the front and two on the back, and one USB-V port on the front. There is also an Ethernet port on the back of the console and 802.11ax Wi-Fi.
What about the games that are currently on PS5? Each PlayStation 5 console comes pre-installed with Astro’s Playroom. Games acquired in one region can be played on consoles in all regions. PS5 games include Spider-Man Miles: Morales, Dirt 5, Mortal Kombat 11, DMC 5 Special Edition, 60 FPS, Call of Duty: Cold War, and many more. The console does not support Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), which is an important HDMI 2.1 feature and is valuable for the gamers as well. Furthermore, BugSnax, Demon Souls, and Sackboy: A Big Adventure, and a few more games came at the time of the launch of PS5. As well, some games like Deathloop, Ratchet, and Clank Rift Apart; Horizon Forbidden West, God of War: Ragnarok, Returnal, and a few more have been ensured by Sony that the momentum carries on in 2021 through announcing these games.
While purchasing anything, the specifications of that thing mean a lot. Are you one of them who is planning to buy the new Sony PS5? Here are some specifications or features which will help you understand the PS5 better and finalizing your decision.
- CPU: x86-64-AMD Ryzen Zen 8 Cores/16 Threads at 3.5GHz
- RAM: 16GB GDDR6/256-bit
- Optical drive: Ultra HD Blue-ray (66GB/100GB)
- HDR: Yes
- Storage: Custom 825Gb SSD of which 5.5 GB/s is raw, Typical 8-9GB/s is compressed
- GPU: AMD Radeon RDNA 2- based graphics engine. Ray Tracing Acceleration. Variable frequency, up to 2.2GHz
- Video Output: Cornerstone for up to 8K at 60Hz, 4K at 120Hz over HDMI 2.1
- Dolby Vision: No
- Dolby Atmos: No
Do you agree that performance matters a lot in every appliance? The PS5 is a video console and should be taken over by having a view of its performance. The SSD of the console is so fast. It just takes 2 seconds for fast traveling anywhere on the map, 3 seconds for loading a match in Mortal Kombat 11, and the same for Dirt 5 and DMC 5 Special Edition. The game just loads superfast.
The PS5 does not support Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) out of the box. VRR is an important HDMI 2.1 feature and it has value for gamers. The PS5 does not even support 1440p resolution which is a downer for a 1440p monitor.
What is in the PS5 box?
You must be prepared while buying any expensive product. You must be knowing what the box of PS5 contains before purchasing it. Apart from the console and manual, you will find the DualSense controller, a USB-A to type-C cable, power cable, manual, base stand, and HDMI 2.1 cable. You will not get any physical game, but Astro’s Playroom will be pre-installed with every console.