Sony is gearing up to unveil its next gaming console, the PlayStation 5. On Wednesday, March 18, Lead System Architect for the upcoming PS5, Mark Cerny revealed all hardware specifications of the console in a “deep dive” event.
The PlayStation 5 will be a powerful console with a custom AMD Ryzen CPU clocked at a 3.5GHz speed. It will also feature a custom AMD RDNA 2 GPU which is clocked at a 2.23GHz speed and 10.3 teraflops. Not forgetting the 16GB of GDDR6 RAM and a custom 825GB SSD.
The PlayStation 5 will be backwards compatible with the PS4 with Cerny saying users will be able to play almost all the top 100 PS4 games on the PS5. This has now been updated in a statement by Sony to reveal the PS5 will be able to play virtually all the PS4 games.
“With all of the amazing games in PS4’s catalogue, we’ve devoted significant efforts to enable our fans to play their favourites on PS5. We believe that the overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles will be playable on PS5.
We’re expecting backward compatible titles will run at a boosted frequency on PS5 so that they can benefit from higher or more stable frame rates and potentially higher resolutions. We’re currently evaluating games on a title-by-title basis to spot any issues that need adjustment from the original software developers,” says Sony.
While Microsoft has all but revealed the hardware specifications and the design of its upcoming Xbox Series X, we are yet to see official images from Sony on what the PlayStation 5 would look like.