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March 2019 post
Beyond3D forum has revealed...
The leak surfaced on Beyond3D forum, which is the same place that accurately revealed Wii U's specs prior to its release.
According to the leak, PlayStation 5 will feature 8-core / 16-thread AMD Zen2 CPU clocked at 3.2GHz and AMD's NAVI GPU with 14.2 teraflops, which is higher than the 13.8 teraflops count in AMD's latest flagship GPU - Radeon VII. Furthermore, PS5 could have a total of 24GB of RAM, with 20GB GDDR6 reserved for games and 4GB of DDR4 for the operating system. And last but not least, players will get 2TB HDD to store their games. On top of that PS5 may come with 2TB HDD.
If the leak turns out to be correct, and Sony release their next console with these specs, it's safe to assume that PlayStation 5 will be one pricey piece of hardware.
However, the specs look great and if we compared them to a high-end PC with similar hardware, we're looking at a 4K 60 FPS capable product.
Source: Sony’s first PS5 game reveal could be June 3rd

Disclaimer: Leaks have not been confirmed.
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The specs don't make much sense especially on the memory department, leak is probably fake.

PS5 will obviously use a Ryzen APU, they throwing stones and expecting to get it right.
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Holy sh*t. 20GB GDDR6. You have to run like triple 4k to utilize full 20GB GDDR6.
4k with Insane gfx settings can utilise 16GB VRAM easily. Tried RE 2 with ultra and it was stuttering whilst checking it was consuming 14GB VRAM. I switched back to high settings and all is good.


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We’ve known for a while that Sony is working on its next-generation PlayStation console — call it the PlayStation 5 for lack of a better name — but today, we got the first real details on what to expect from the new hardware, thanks to an interview at Wired. Specifically, Sony is promising that the PS5 will support 8K graphics, 3D audio, super fast SSDs, and backwards compatibility with existing PlayStation 4 games.

According to Mark Cerny, who served as the lead system architect for the PS4, the new console isn’t just a spec-boosted upgrade of the PS4, like the PS4 Pro was. There’s entirely new hardware inside the PlayStation 5, including an eight-core CPU based on AMD’s third-gen Ryzen line built on the chip company’s latest 7nm Zen 2 process and a custom GPU based on AMD’s Radeon Navi hardware, which will bring ray-tracing graphics to a game console for the first time. The end result of all those hardware improvements: the PS5 will support 8K graphics, assuming you’ve got a TV that supports that kind of resolution.

Sony is also putting particular emphasis on 3D audio for the PlayStation 5. The new AMD chip apparently includes a custom unit just for that, which Sony hopes will lead to more immersive gaming both on TV speakers and headphones.

The other big change coming to the PlayStation 5 is the replacement of the hard drive with an SSD, which Sony promises will improve load time and gameplay beyond anything possible with a hard drive. (In a demo described by Wired, fast-traveling in Spider-Man for the PS4 took only 0.8 seconds on an early devkit for the PS5, compared to 15 seconds on a PS4.)

Other details that Sony revealed about the PS5 include the fact that it’ll be backwards compatible with existing PlayStation 4 games. Unlike the PS3 to PS4 transition, the PS4 and PS5 share similar architectures, making cross-generational support much easier. There will still be physical copies of games to buy, not just downloads (although Sony has yet to reveal if these will be Blu-ray discs or something more exotic). The company is also promising that when the PS5 does roll around, it’ll be a slower transition, with multiple new games releasing for both the PS4 and PS5 — at least at the start.

While Sony wouldn’t discuss future PSVR plans, like a next-gen headset to go along with the new console, the company confirmed that the existing PSVR headset will continue to work with the PlayStation 5.

For now, Sony seems to only be willing to talk broad strokes about hardware. There’s no word yet on things like games or media features, for example. It could be some time until we learn more. The PlayStation 5 likely won’t be making an appearance at E3 since Sony is sitting out the show this year.

There’s still no release date yet for the PS5. Cerny would only tell Wired that it won’t be out in 2019, but that developers already have access to devkits to develop games for it, which would make sense for a rumored 2020 launch.


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I feel like I've been punched in the stomach. I've only just upgraded to a 2nd gen ryzen (My first ryzen experience) and they're already talking about 3rd gen :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: The PS5 certainly looks like it's going to be a beast. And, who knows with gaming being as massive as it is it may bring down the price of 8K TV's sooner than we thought, Although I won't hold my breath lol.

Thanks for the share.


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Get ready to spend your entire life savings on an 8K TV so you can play the next Uncharted at a solid 5fps, ladies and gentlemen. (y)
The article does not mention playing any games at 8K; 8K Support and Play Games at 8K are different things.

We've seen a few 8K TVs on the market now, and can expect to see streaming services supporting this resolution at some point, perhaps at a higher subscription cost.


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Sony has broken its silence. PlayStation 5 specifications are now out in the open with system architect Mark Cerny delivering a deep dive presentation into the nature of the new hardware and the ways in which we should expect a true generational leap over PlayStation 4. Digital Foundry had the chance to watch the lecture a couple of days ahead of time and had the opportunity to talk to Cerny in more depth afterwards about the nature of the custom PlayStation hardware and the philosophy behind its design.

PlayStation 5PlayStation 4
CPU8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz with SMT (variable frequency)8x Jaguar Cores at 1.6GHz
GPU10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)1.84 TFLOPs, 18 CUs at 800MHz
GPU ArchitectureCustom RDNA 2Custom GCN
Memory/Interface16GB GDDR6/256-bit8GB GDDR5/256-bit
Memory Bandwidth448GB/s176GB/s
Internal StorageCustom 825GB SSD500GB HDD
IO Throughput5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)Approx 50-100MB/s (dependent on data location on HDD)
Expandable StorageNVMe SSD SlotReplaceable internal HDD
External StorageUSB HDD SupportUSB HDD Support
Optical Drive4K UHD Blu-ray DriveBlu-ray Drive


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See the first images of DualSense, which will bring the sense of touch to PS5 gameplay.

Full Post: Introducing DualSense, the New Wireless Game Controller for PlayStation 5

DualSense Controller for PlayStation 5
We are thrilled about sharing the final look of the DualSense controller with our fans, and we can’t wait for everyone to get their hands on it! I’d like to close with a message from SIE President & CEO Jim Ryan to the community:

“DualSense marks a radical departure from our previous controller offerings and captures just how strongly we feel about making a generational leap with PS5. The new controller, along with the many innovative features in PS5, will be transformative for games – continuing our mission at PlayStation to push the boundaries of play, now and in the future. To the PlayStation community, I truly want to thank you for sharing this exciting journey with us as we head toward PS5’s launch in Holiday 2020. We look forward to sharing more information about PS5, including the console design, in the coming months.”
– Jim Ryan, President & CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment
“DualSense” is a registered trademark or trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.


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Sony is reportedly planning a PlayStation 5 game event for June 3rd. Bloomberg reports that Sony’s virtual event is tentatively planned for next week but that “plans have been in flux and that the day may change.” Sony is said to be focusing on games for this PS5 event and is not expected to “reveal every essential detail” on the console during the first event.

Further events are planned in the coming weeks and months, much like how rival Microsoft has been trickling out information about its Xbox Series X console in recent months.


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A newly published patent filed by Sony at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is offering a more in-depth insight into the radical design of the PS5 devkit.
One of the significant parts of the design of the PS5 devkit is its cooling system. It turns out that the V-shape that occupies almost half of the console plays a crucial role since it houses six various fans. Three individual fans on each side of the V-shape are aligned to ensure that the entire console gets the best ventilation. One wing that houses the fans is in charge of cooling the APU while the other wing cools the power supply.

The Sony patent also reveals that the PS5 devkit has a vapor chamber that utilizes advanced liquid cooling to maintain the right temperature of the APU. The vapor chamber design of the PS5 devkit is crucial and efficient in dispersing the heat in a wide area. It also enables the use of cooling materials like heat pipes and fans to ensure faster heat dissipation and cooling than traditional solutions.