Sony’s Mark Cerny and Wired sat down and talked about the next Playstation, revealing the first details about the gaming console’s hardware.
No name was given for the next generation Playstation but history suggest it will be named the Playstation 5. This next generation console is not a small upgrade, the CPU, GPU and HDD are seeing big upgrades.
“..The CPU is based on the third generation of AMD’s Ryzen line and contains eight cores of the company’s new 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. The GPU, a custom variant of Radeon’s Navi family, will support ray tracing, a technique that models the travel of light to simulate complex interactions in 3D environments. ”Wired
The built in storage is also getting an upgrade in the form of an SSD. Cerny demos the speed of the PS5’s SDD with by fast traveling in Insomniac’s Spider-Man and timing the loading sequence on the PS4 pro and the PS5 dev kit. The PS4 pro took around 15 seconds to load and the PS5 “low-speed” dev kit took only 0.8 seconds.
PS5 will be backwards compatible with Playstation 4 games and will still feature physical media.
“the next-gen console will still accept physical media; it won’t be a download-only machine. Because it’s based in part on the PS4’s architecture, it will also be backward-compatible with games for that console. ”Wired
No details we given about PS5 services and other features but Sony seems to be be bringing to serious power to its next console and I can’t wait until Sony lets us know more about Playstation 5. Head over to Wired to read the full interview with Mark Cerny and find out more about Sony’s next game console