Sony previews PS5 hardware, games

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Sony Corp. this week previewed the PlayStation 5 hardware and upcoming software titles.

The PS5 includes a two-tone design that can sit in a horizontal or vertical state. It will be sold in a standard model with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive and a digital model with no disc drive.

Price is to be determined.

Peripherals previewed include the PULSE 3D wireless headset, HD Camera, Media Remote, and DualSense Charging Station.

Software previewed included enhanced versions of Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Resident Evil Village, NBA 2K1, Deathloop, Project Athia, Ghostwire: Tokyo, Hitman 3, and Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Gran Turismo 7.

The hardware will include an eight-core AMD Ryzen CPU based on the 7nm Zen 2 architecture at 3.5Ghz variable frequency. The custom Radeon GPU will include 36 compute units at 2.23Ghz for 10.28 TFLOPs capability, 8K graphics support, and ray-tracing to model the travel of light against 3D models.

In addition, the new chipset will include 3D audio to better represent sound from various directions.

The hardware will include 16GB GDDR6 RAM. Memory bandwidth will total 448GB per second.

For storage, a new 825GB solid-state drive will be included to decrease load times and increase the amount of data pushed to render graphics. An NVMe SSD slot will allow for additional storage.

Finally, the console is backwards compatible to the PS4 and the PlayStation VR headset.


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