Sony, during its Corporate Strategy Meeting, compared the performance of next-Gen PlayStation 5 with the PlayStation 4, going so far to indicate that the new generation console is approximately 100 times faster than the PlayStation 4.
At the hardware level, the 8 cores and 16 threads under Zen2 architecture manufactured @ 7nm of the PlayStation 5 @ 3.50 GHz, and RDNA2 graphics with 2304 Stream Processors @ 2.23 GHz will reach a performance of 10.3 TFLOPs compared to 1.84 TFLOPs of the PlayStation 4 (4.2 TFLOPs of the PlayStation 4 Pro). Although on paper, its close to almost 10 times more powerful, Sony indicated that it will be 100 times more powerful thanks to the most powerful SSD, not even available on current computers.
“To improve the feeling of immersion in games, we hope to improve not only the resolution, but also the speed of the games.
For example, through a custom-designed high-speed SSD, we plan to perform game data processing speeds that are approximately 100 times faster than those of the PlayStation 4.
Game load times should be much shorter, and players should be able to move through immense game worlds in almost an instant, “said Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida during the meeting.
Kenichiro also reviewed two other important aspects of the PlayStation 5, he believes next-Gen console will greatly enhance the player’s immersion. The DualSense controller will include haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, creating the element of “sense.” A custom 3D audio processing unit will also be installed on the console, resulting in a 360-degree soundscape in front, behind, above, and side of the player for more immersion. According to Yoshida, the combination of speed, sense and sound of the PlayStation 5 will provide “gaming experience that was previously impossible.”
For now, these are all words, so it’s time to wait until Sony really shows what its PlayStation 5 is capable of, though the first Demo already showcased amazing stuff.