Whether good or bad for the consumer wallet, next generation consoles are on the way. And while the full official specs for the new machines have not been completely disclosed, there are some concrete facts floating around. Much has not been heard from the Microsoft camp since earlier in the year, but there are some new Sony rumors that may have fans excited about the next PlayStation console. Here’s what you may have missed about the PS5.
PS5 What We Know and Other Rumors
We’ve covered most of the official news regarding both consoles previously, but here’s the skinny on what you can expect in terms of hardware from the PlayStation 5 specifically:
- Backwards compatibility with PS4 games
- Supports 8K
- CPU based on AMD Ryzen, custom GPU based on AMD Radeon Navi, ray-tracing support
- Supports PSVR & physical media
The SSDs touted for the next generation have said that it’ll give the newer consoles a 40x performance boost over what we see now. Obviously, something that powerful is likely to come at a steep price tag. Nonetheless, PlayStation Architect, Mark Cerny, was quoted saying the next Sony console will have an appealing price tag to gamers. However, according to Japanese journalist, Zenji Nishikawa, this would be accomplished by having two available models of the next consoles. Much like now, fans will the choice between a standard and a pro version. For now, the news is not concrete or been made official.
The most recent news is both a plus for gamers and the planet. Earlier this week, news spread that the gaming industry would be making efforts to go green. Sony has already revealed their plans their doing it. While much cannot be done for the millions of PlayStation units already sold, Sony will be ensuring their next console with consume even less power when in sleep mode. The PS5’s new power saving mode will consume around 0.5W, that’s barely 6% of the mount needed to power the PlayStation 4 in power saving mode. That wraps up what we know so far. Be sure to stay tuned as more is revealed.
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