During a recent interview with Mark Cerny, the Lead System Architect of the PS4 has finally told us some details about Sony’s next-gen console aka PlayStation 5. It will feature a more powerful CPU based on the third generation of AMD’s Ryzen series. While on the GPU, it will have a custom variant of Radeon’s Navi family that supports ray-tracing and 8K visuals.
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The AMD chip will also include a custom unit for 3D audio to deliver unprecedented audio effects. Current PSVR headset will be compatible with the new console too. Other than these, the next-gen console features an SSD that drastically increase the loading speed! For example, PS4 Pro takes 15 seconds to perform a fast-travel action in Marvel’s Spider-Man, while the new console only takes 0.8 seconds to do the same thing.
As the new-gen console is based in part on the PS4’s architecture, it will be backwards-compatible with PS4 games. It will accept both physical and digital media too. However, it is confirmed that the new console won’t be released anytime in 2019.
These are all the details we could get for now. What are your thoughts about PlayStation 5? Tell us in the comment section below!