Comparison – Playstation 5 vs. Playstation 4
|Playstation 5||Playstation 4|
|CPU||8x Zen 2 Cores|
3.5GHz (Variable Frequency)
|8x Jaguar Cores|
36 CUs at 2.23GHz (Variable Frequency)
18CUs at 800MHz
|GPU Architecture||Custom RDNA 2||Custom GCN|
|Memory||16GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR5|
|Load Time||2GB in 0.27 seconds||1GB in 20 seconds|
|IO Throughput||5.5GB/s (Raw)|
Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)
|Approx. 50-100MB/s (dependent on Data location on HDD)|
|Expandable Storage||NVMe SSD slot||Replaceable Internal HDD|
|External Storage||USB HDD Support||USB HDD Support|
|Optical Drive||4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive||Blu-Ray Drive|
Sony may not have shown the Playstation 5 gaming console, or even a shadow of the controller in the livestream today. But, at least we got a deep dive from Mark Cerny (Lead System Architect of the PS4) himself, on what the Playstation 5 is made of and what features we could expect from it. He’s worked on popular gaming titles like God of War 3, Spider-Man, and even Death Stranding.
Sony has mentioned that almost all of the top 100 most popular games from the Playstation 4 era will be backwards compatible. That means not all games will be backwards compatible, only the most played game titles.
The Sony Playstation 5 is scheduled for a holiday season release in 2020. Stay tuned to The AXO for when that happens.