Details of Sony’s next-generation PlayStation console has been revealed, boasting a more powerful CPU, GPU, and storage.
Mark Cerny, an American video game designer, programmer, producer, and entertainment executive, who is also the lead system architect for the PlayStation, has revealed the details of Sony’s next-gen PlayStation console in an exclusive interview with Wired.
According to Cerny, the yet-to-be-named PlayStation console (which is likely to be called the PlayStation 5 if we’re going to base it on previous releases) will sport a CPU based on the 3rd-gen AMD Ryzen line that uses a 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture with 8 cores and 16 threads.
When it comes to graphics, it will have a custom variant of the Radeon’s Navi family with support for ray tracing and 8K graphics. The AMD chip also features a custom unit for 3D audio for a more immersive sound.
The new PlayStation also boasts faster loading times thanks to a specialized SSD that has a raw bandwidth higher than any SSD available for PCs. In addition, it will still accept physical media, is backward-compatible with PS4 games, and is compatible with the current PSVR headset.
As for its arrival, Cerny said that we can’t expect it anytime in 2019.
You can read the whole report from Wired here.