Sony revealed the upcoming next-gen PlayStation 5 console at the end of the event next to the. Sony also displayed a suite of gear like an HD camera, controller charging station media remote, and . It’s still not sure at this time if the gear is bundled or optional to add.
The new console will release in the holiday season and is powered by an eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and a custom AMD RDNA 2-based GPU. Sony announced the PS5 specs in March, and the custom AMD chips will provide 10.28 teraflops of power using variable frequencies on both the CPU and GPU.
Sony is also using a proprietary SSD solution to boost load times for games. The SSD will give 825GB of storage and 5.5GB/s of execution. Sony is claiming that all games be installed to the internal SSD to make use of the read speeds. Epic Games recently gave a beautiful Unreal 5 tech demo running on the PS5, showing off the loading of 8K assets and dynamic lighting effects. The PS5 will also support 8K, 4K graphics at a 120Hz refresh rate, and 3D audio.
The next-gen console will come in two versions: a standard model with a Blu-ray drive and a slimmer Digital Edition machine that’s discless — it will work just on downloads and streaming.
Though prices and release dates weren’t yet given, Sony CEO Jim Ryan said the company is planning to release the console this year. You can watch the reveal below: