Playstation 5

Sony has announced the new PS5, expected to be in the shops before this Christmas

Price estimates:

  • digital version – UK £359,  €399,  US$399,  AU$599
  • physical version – UK £449,  €449,  US$499,  AU$699

At Least 100 of the top PS4 games will work on the PS5 and will be compatible with the current VR.

A summary..

Graphics demo

Full livestream event

The Specs:

  • CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz
  • GPU: Custom RDNA 2.  10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz
  • Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit; Bandwidth: 448GB/s
  • Drive storage: Custom 825GB SSD
  • Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive

more info..

The Controller:

PS5 has a new gamepad, similar to the PS4 but with extra features like haptic feedback on both L2 and R2 buttons and an inbuilt microphone.  more info..

More information available from Sony here

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