Sony's PlayStation 5 will be insanely faster than PS4
We all know that Sony is developing the next generation of its gaming console, the PlayStation 5. The device has long been expected to offer some mind-boggling capabilities, but now, the Japanese giant has shown it would be nearly 10 times faster than the current PS4. It recently unveiled a video giving a glimpse of PS5's speed and load times. Here are the details.
At a recent corporate strategy presentation, Sony discussed PS5, saying that the console promises seamless gameplay with much-improved graphics performance and cloud system. To build on its claim, the company showcased a clip comparing the performance of PS4 exclusive Spider-Man game on PS4 Pro and PS5. The results revealed insanely fast screen loading time on PS5 as compared to PS4.
While PS4 Pro loaded Spider-Man's complex scenes in 8.10 seconds, PS5 annihilated that score by loading the same scenes in just 0.83 seconds. Now, that's way faster than the current generation.
Sony's official video comparing performance of PS4 Pro vs next-gen PlayStation pic.twitter.com/2eUROxKFLq— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) May 21, 2019
PlayStation 5 will leverage backward compatibility to offer support for current PS4 games as well as PlayStation VR, Engadget reported. The console is expected to be powered by third-gen AMD Ryzen CPU with eight cores and a custom AMD Radeon Navi GPU promising 8k video playback and ray tracing, an advanced rendering method that is limited to high-end PCs only.
Sony will ship PS5 with a physical disc and SSD storage, which would significantly contribute towards boosting the speed of the console. It will also offer 3D surround sound for an immersive gaming experience.
However, as of now, there is no word on the price of PlayStation 5 or on when and where it would be available. Sony is skipping E3 next month, which means that the console won't be showing up anytime soon. Engadget, in fact, reports that the console may not even be launched this year, and gaming enthusiasts might have to wait till 2020.