After months of rumors, leaks and uncertainty, there is finally an official statement from Sony about the Playstation 5: Tomorrow afternoon there will be comprehensive information about the console of the next generation, at the latest then you know which console the performance crown can claim for itself.
After Microsoft revealed the full technical details of the Xbox Series X just yesterday, Sony wants to catch up. In the tweet embedded below, the company confirmed via the official PlayStation Twitter account that the lead architect of the platform Mark Cerny will publish in-depth details about PlayStation 5 tomorrow, on March 18, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. German time directly on the PlayStation Blog.
Apart from the logo that Sony presented on the big stage at CES in January, there is hardly any officially confirmed information about the console. After all, the company from Japan has already confirmed that the console will be equipped with an SSD and that it is backward compatible, so PlayStation 4 games will also run on the next generation console.
Rumor has it that the PlayStation 5 will be equipped with an AMD RDNA 2 graphics chip with 52 compute units (CUs) at a clock frequency of 2.0 GHz, the nominal performance would be 13.3 TFLOPs – quite a bit more than the Xbox Series X, which comes to just over 12 TFLOPs on paper. For the processor, Sony, like Microsoft, relies on a current AMD Zen 2 CPU, the exact specifications are not yet known.
Above all, what is exciting is what the console will look like and how the storage equipment will be built – Microsoft uses a system memory in the form of 16 GB GDDR6 and an internal 1 TB SSD with a speed of 2.4 GB / s , which can be expanded to 2 TB with an equally fast module on request.
Tomorrow at 9am Pacific Time, PS5 lead system architect Mark Cerny will provide a deep dive into PS5’s system architecture, and how it will shape the future of games.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) March 17, 2020