How Fast Will The PS5 Be

If you remember, Sony shared some of the key features of the PS5 with the users, along with the virtual launch it held in March. During this event, the developer firm especially focused on the PS5’s storage unit.

How Fast Will the PS5 Be

During the event, how fast the 825 GB NVMe SSD will be on PS5 was revealed by PS system leader Mark Cerny. In this regard, Cerny pointed out that a standard hard disk uploads 1 GB file in 20 seconds and underlined that PS5 will load a 2 GB file in 0.27 seconds. At the same time, Cerny also announced that this SSD on PS5 can reach 5.5 GB / s read speed.

How Fast Will the PS5 Be

PlayStation 5PlayStation 4
CPU3.5 GHz with 8x Zen 2 Cores @ SMT (variable frequencies)8x Jaguar core @ 1.6 GHz
GPU10.28 TFLOPs, 36 Processing Units @ 2.23 GHz (variable frequencies)1.84 TFLOPs, 18 Processing Units @ 800 MHz
GPU ArchitectureCustomized rDNA 2Customized GCN
Memory / Interface16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit8GB GDDR5 / 256-bit
Band width448 GB / s176 GB / s
Internal StorageExclusive 825 GB SSD500 GB HDD
Expandable StorageNVMe SSD SlotSwitchable Internal HDD
External storageUSB HDD SupportUSB HDD Support
Optical driver4K UHD Blu-ray DriveBlu-ray Drive

How Accurate is Sony’s Claim?

PlayStation 4 is a console that useshard drivetechnology that is more than 50 years old . Hard drives are also incredibly slow, especially when it comes to accessing data. While a typical hard drive accesses data in about10ms, this valueisaround0.1ms in SSDs.

So yes, consoles will be switching to SSD technology, which PCs started to use 10 years ago, by 2020 and they will finally be 100 times faster in storage. So Sony’s claim is right about storage. On the other hand, it is not possible to say the same about central processor, graphics processor and memory.

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