PS5 Tech Specs Leaked (Rumour)

Fans are eagerly waiting for next gen consoles from both Sony and Microsoft, and with good reason. The PS5 and the Xbox Series X are touted to be the most powerful consoles yet, and if the leaked specs are to be believed, they might as well just be.

As reported by Eurogamer, the PS5 will pack in a 9.2 teraflop GPU, which is a huge jump from the current-gen PS4, with its theoretical max GPU power of 1.84 teraflops. It will also be moving to GDDR6 memory, much like the latest NVIDIA Turing and AMD Navi graphics cards.

We know that the PS5 will have custom Navi GPUs, and the Digital Foundry report lists the specs as the following: 36 Navi compute units running at 2000 MHz. Compare that to the PS4 PRO, which has 36 GCN compute units running at 911 MHz.

Now, it was revealed earlier that the PS5 will feature backwards compatibility, and we may now have an idea about how it will do so. The report says that the GPU will have three modes, which will help it play backwards compatible titles from the PS4 and PS4 Pro. There’s a ‘gen 2’ mode which will be responsible for handling all the next-gen games, while ‘gen 1’ and ‘gen 0’ modes will take care of the backwards compatible titles.

While there aren’t any specific details about the Xbox Series X Specs, the report does talk about the possibility of 12 teraflops of GPU power. For the PS5, here’s an excerpt from the article:

“Meanwhile, the PlayStation 5 spec outlined in the leak points toward a device with more of a balance between price and performance,” DF’s Richard Leadbetter writes. “Assuming we’re looking at a not implausible 16GB of GDDR6 and a 1TB SSD, this is still an expensive-looking device – but stacked up against the monstrous Series X, it obviously stands more of a chance of hitting the magic $399 launch price-point.”

Do keep in mind that none of the above information has been confirmed officially by Sony, so it’s always better to take news like this with a grain of salt. The PS5 is set to launch Holiday season 2020. Let us know your thoughts about the leaked specs in the comments and stay tuned for more updates!

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PlayStation 5 Set to Release in Holiday 2020

After a lot of speculation and rumours, the PlayStation 5 has been officially and is set to release during the Holiday 2020 season.

That’s not all though, they’ve released a lot of information about the new controller that’s going to coming with the new console and about an exclusive or two for the PlayStation 5.

Let’s start off with the Dualshock 5. This time around, they’re switching things up with the internal motor as instead of using rumble technology, they’ll be using haptic feedback to give the players a more immersive feel when it comes to playing the games and the different types of vibrations that this will allow.

Besides this, they’ve also spoken about how the L2 and R2 triggers will be adaptive. This means that developers will be able to program the resistance felt when pressing the triggers to emulate the feel of drawing a bow and such. They’re going for much more immersive experience with the controllers and already have internally tested it and are quite pleased with it.

The controller will also have a bigger battery than the Dualshock 4 which means it will be heavy but not heavier than an Xbox One controller with Batteries. The controllers are also going to have better speakers but there’s no word about a headphone jack as of this moment.

Besides the controller, they’ve talked about a big exclusive that’s currently in development. They haven’t given out a lot of information about it but all we know is that Bluepoint Games, the team behind the Shadow of the Colossus remaster is working on it. Most bets are on it Demon Souls but another popular theory is that it’s going to be a remake of Metal Gear Solid 1.

Now that we have the official name of the Console and the release time frame, we’re excited to see more about Sony’s next-gen console and how they’ll take on the current market that’s slowly moving towards game-streaming.

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Sony Wants To Make Loading Screens A Thing Of The Past With The PS5

In the Wired interview with Mark Cerny, he talked about the Playstation 5, and what Sony wants to do with their upcoming console, one of the key points was – loading screens. Long load times has been a serious issue for the PS4, especially with games like Bloodborne, Red Dead Redemption, etc.

The demo give to Wired with the PS5 devkit included a load test with Sony’s PS4 exclusive Spider-man. An average load time of 15 seconds was brought down to 0.8 seconds with help of an SSD streamlined to handle load times.

And then Official Playstation Magazine snagged a quote from s Sony spokesperson who said this: “An ultra-high-speed SSD is the key to our next generation. Our vision is to make loading screens a thing of the past, enabling creators to build new and unique gameplay experiences.”

This is great news for gamers, since games are only getting bigger and prettier in size, and load times that come along with it severely hamper the overall experience. We are hoping to hear more about the PS5 soon, and eager to see what next games look like on the console.

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Sony Says The PS5 Will Not Launch Before 2020

The next-generation PlayStation recently detailed by Sony Interactive Entertainment will not launch within the current fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2020, the company stated during its financial results meeting today.

Sony plans to invest much of 31.1 billion yen to develop the next-generation PlayStation.

Sony also revealed that PlayStation Now has had an average 40 percent annual growth since launch, and is now at 700,000 subscribers.

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