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    Sony's fifth PlayStation console launched on November 12, 2020 with two models: a standard edition with a disk drive and a digital edition without.

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    PlayStation 5 last edited by Marino on 06/27/21 08:26PM View full history

    Overview

    Sony's fifth video game console, the PlayStation 5, launched on November 12, 2020 in the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand. The PS5 launched in other countries a week later on November 19th. At launch, it was available in two different models as one of the models is digital only as it has no disc drive.

    Development

    On April 16, 2019, Mark Cerny (Lead System Architect) officially announced that a fifth generation PlayStation console has been in development since 2015.

    The PlayStation 5 is said to be focusing on things like faster load times, hardware-based ray tracing, and backwards compatibility. The system will come with a solid-state drive designed to speed up, if not eliminate load times entirely. The controller will focus on haptic feedback over simple rumbles, while also featuring adaptive triggers that allow for programmable resistance.

    System Specs

    ComponentSpecification
    CPUx86-64-AMD Ryzen Zen 8 Cores / 16 Threads at 3.5GHz (variable)
    GPURay Tracing Acceleration, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
    GPU ArchitectureAMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine
    Memory/Interface16GB GDDR6/256-bit
    Memory Bandwidth448GB/s
    Internal StorageCustom 825GB SSD
    IO Throughput5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)
    Expandable StorageNVMe SSD Slot
    External StorageUSB HDD Support
    Optical Drive (optional)

    Ultra HD Blu-Ray (66G/100G) ~ 10xCAV

    BD-ROM (25G/50G) ~ 8xCAV

    BD-R/RE (25G/50G) ~ 8xCAV

    DVD ~ 3.2xCLV

    PS5 Game DiscUltra HD Blu-Ray, up to 100GB/disc
    Audio"Tempest" 3D AudioTech
    Video Out

    HDMI Out port

    Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver 2.1)

    Dimensions

    PS5 - 390mm x 104mm x 260mm

    PS5 Digital Edition - 390mm x 92mm x 260mm

    Weight

    PS5 - 4.5kg

    PS5 Digital Edition - 3.9kg

    Power

    PS5 - 350W

    PS5 Digital Edition - 340W

    Input/Output

    USB Type-A port (Hi-Speed USB

    USB Type-A port (Super Speed USB 10Gbps) x2

    USB Type-C port (Super Speed USB 10Gbps)

    Networking

    Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)

    IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax

    Bluetooth 5.1

    Launch Titles

    North America - November 12, 2020

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