PS5 backward compatibility to PS4 detailed


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Sony Corp. this detailed backward compatibility functionality for the PlayStation 5 hardware.

The company said the overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles will be playable on PS5. Select PS4 titles will utilize the PS5’s Game Boost to enable a higher or smoother frame rate.

A selection of PS4 titles can run on PS4 only, including DWVR, Afro Samurai 2 Revenge of Kuma Volume One, TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2, Just Deal With It!, Shadow Complex Remastered, Robinson: The Journey, We Sing, Hitman Go: Definitive Edition, Shadwen, and Joe’s Diner.

PS4 digital games and save data can be transferred to the PS5 via Wi-Fi data transfer. In addition, users can re-download the title from the PlayStation Store.

The DualSense wireless controller, DualShock 4 wireless controller, and licensed third-party controllers with work on PS5 consoles for PS4 games. The PS Move Motion Controller and PlayStation VR Aim Controller will work for supported PSVR titles on PS5. The HD Camera is not compatible with PS4 games.

Finally, Platinum and Gold Wireless Headsets and third-party headsets that connect via USB port or audio jack will work on PS5 consoles.

The PS5 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 decrease load times and increase the amount of data pushed to render graphics. An NVMe SSD slot will allow for additional storage.

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