The PS5 is about for a vacation 2020 launch, however a lot of the system remains to be a thriller. Sony appears to be like to treatment that on Wednesday with a video centered on the upcoming console’s structure. One element we already know: Sony says the PS5 launch is on schedule regardless of the coronavirus pandemic in response to GamesRadar.

Before the beginning of the presentation, Eurogamer reported the official specs of the console. Powering Sony’s new system is a CPU and GPU each made by AMD together with an 852GB SSD.

The PS5 can have:

  • 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz
  • 28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (custom-made by AMD)
  • 16GB GDDR6/256-bit
  • Custom 825GB SSD

Sony started streaming its PS5 reveal at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT. System lead architect Mark Cerny who began the presentation by explaining the three ideas behind the {hardware} design of the PS5: Listening to builders, steadiness evolution and revolution, and discovering new desires.

He then started speaking in regards to the time it takes for builders to make full use of a brand new console’s energy, which he known as “dead time.” He confirmed the earlier PlayStation consoles diversified on this time interval with the PS2 taking three to 6 months whereas the PS3 was six to 12 months. For the PS4 it was one month and he says the PS5 might be lower than that.

When it got here to listening to builders, Cerny says the SSD was the primary ask from recreation builders and is a “game-changer.” He confirmed how the PS4 laborious drive might load 50-100MB per second and the goal for the PS5’s SSD drive is 5GB per second. The result’s the PS5 loading 2GB of knowledge in 0.27 seconds whereas the PS4 would take 20 seconds. The result’s the SSD might stream recreation belongings to the sport slightly than the varied methods by builders to load solely elements of the sport at a time or reusing sure graphics again and again.

The PS5 SSD may even assist on the subject of RAM. With the PS4, a number of the recreation knowledge could be saved within the RAM in lieu of grabbing it from the laborious drive with a view to entry it extra rapidly. In the PS5, the SSD is nearly as quick as RAM thus builders can merely retrieve recreation knowledge from the SSD and liberating up extra RAM.

There might be a bay within the PS5 for an extra SSD for many who want extra storage, however the drives have to be the same velocity with what’s already put in within the console. He says there might be a compatibility listing supplied by Sony, however it’s going to come someday after the PS5 launch.

Cerny then talked in regards to the PS5 console’s {custom} chips and the way they will work with backward compatibility with the PS4. AMD labored on incorporating the earlier console’s logic and options into the shopper PS5’s processors. Cerny says they examined the highest 100 PS4 titles on the PS5 and virtually all might be playable on the PS5 at launch.

When it got here to the GPU and CPU, Cerny says they have been capable of develop new methods that resulted in a capped 2.23GHz graphics course of that may produce 10.Three teraflops whereas the processor is capped at 3.5GHz. Not everybody recreation will make use of the complete energy, however they are going to be shut. These new methods with the system’s processors may even assist cut back the quantity of energy the console will use with a view to keep cool and quiet.

The presentation remaining focus was the PS5’s audio. The Tempest Engine is the title of the audio {hardware} and permits 3D audio, beginning with headphones, which would be the “gold standard” for the console. For these utilizing TV audio system or soundbars, the PS5 will create a digital encompass sound, nevertheless it’s nonetheless being tweaked.

This video was initially deliberate as a session on the Game Developers Conference, in response to the PlayStation Japanese Twitter account. Conference organizers canceled GDC, which was initially set to start out Monday, because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The first PS5 particulars got here out in October with teasers in regards to the system’s {hardware} and controller. In February, Sony created the console’s web site, though no new data has been added because it went up.

Microsoft revealed the specs for its Xbox Series X on Monday. According to leaks, the 2 new consoles can have related {hardware}, together with AMD-made CPUs and GPUs together with solid-state drives.