Sony gives a deep dive into PlayStation 5's architecture

March 18 (UPI) -- Sony live streamed on Wednesday a presentation on the architecture and graphical capability of its next-generation console, PlayStation 5.

PlayStation 5 lead system architect Mark Cerny hosted the event and discussed all of the components that will make up the console when it is released in late 2020.


Sony also announced the full system specs of the PlayStation 5, painting it as a very powerful piece of hardware despite it falling slightly shorter than Microsoft's next-generation console, Xbox Series X.

PlayStation 5 will offer 10.28 teraflops of processing power, less than Xbox Series X's 12 teraflops. PlayStation 5's CPU features eight Zen 2 Cores and a custom RDNA 2 architecture for its GPU.

Cerny discussed at length the benefit of the console's 825 GB solid state drive which will make load times in games instantaneous. Cerny also noted how PlayStation 5 will take advantage of 3D audio.

Sony has yet to announce a price for PlayStation 5 or show how it will look including its controller. PlayStation 4 was released in 2013 and retailed for $399.99.

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