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Sony PlayStation 5 details revealed

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Details of Sony’s next-generation PlayStation console has been revealed, boasting a more powerful CPU, GPU, and storage.

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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.

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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.

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As for its arrival, Cerny said that we can’t expect it anytime in 2019.

You can read the whole report from Wired here.

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