The new PlayStation has been announced, and the specs have been talked about. We have a list of impressive specs that you can expect in the next generation of console. First is the CPU, Sony has loaded up this console with an 8 core AMD CPU using 7nanometer Zen 2 microarchitecture. This is based on AMD's Ryzen 3rd generation desktop processor. A pretty up to date CPU for an up to date console platform. There will be a variant of AMD's Radeon Navi family GPU. This GPU supports Ray Tracing, which is a new more advanced type of lighting similar to realistic light that gives that shine to smooth surfaces in graphically intensive pictures. It's weird mainly because it's hard for many PCs to achieve that kind of graphical excellence, but a console can do it which has been known for being less powerful than PCs in the past. Side note this chipset will also support 3d audio support, so headphone users you'll appreciate this addition. The PS5 will support 8k displays…insanity, although this will not be 8k native graphics, it will scale up and support 8k gaming for those developers that make games for 8k gaming. The new console will be completely backward compatibility for ps4 games. This console will have a disk drive so real gaming will continue especially for those that live in areas with a lack of quality internet. A solid-state hard drive will be present in the new console, which is a must in our opinion. To give you a comparison in differences between HDD and SSD, a ps4, HDD equipped console, loading a fast travel screen in The Spiderman game takes about 15 secs. Now the PS5 dev kit, with the new SSD, that was used to test this loaded the same screen in 0.8 secs. It is pretty easy to see the dramatic difference in load times to be expected. The SSD will also have a larger bandwidth than any PC SSD on the market as of this moment so expect a game changer in this new PlayStation. We know you're probably wondering about how much this console will cost. Pricing looks like it might be a bit more expensive than the ones in the past, but the power that comes with the console might be worth the price tag on it. Although it could come close to what the ps3 experienced at launch with its ridiculous price tag, this console will not be released in 2019 so that will be good for those that just bought a new ps4 console.
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