Sony is planning to launch the PlayStation 5 later this year, but before then the company has revealed all of the specs that'll be packed into its next-gen console.
The PlayStation 5 will feature several upgrades over the PlayStation 4. As noted by Digital Foundry, those upgrades include a CPU with eight Zen 2 cores operating at 3.5GHz and a custom RDNA 2-based GPU from AMD. GPU performance will go up to 10.28 teraflops, up from 1.84 teraflops on the PS4.
Sony's PS5 will be packed with 16GB of RAM, double that of the PS4. Also included will be a custom 825GB SSD, another upgrade from the PS4 that came with a 500GB HDD. Data throughput on the PS5 will be 5.5GB/s, up from around 50-100MB/s on the PS4.
PS5 owners will be able to expand on the console's built-in storage with an NVMe SSD. However, any drive you buy has to at least meet the speed of the SSD inside the PS5 and must also physically fit inside the console's bay. Sony says it plans to release info on compatibility of NVMe SSDs for the PS5, so you may want to hold off on buying one until then.
Another important part of the PS5 is backward compatibility. Sony says that it's been testing the top 100 PS4 titles based on play time on the PS5 and that almost all of those games should be playable on the PlayStation 5 at launch.
Other notable features of the PS5 include hardware-accelerated ray tracing support and a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray drive.
Here's the full PS5 spec rundown that was released today:
Sony has said that it's aiming to launch the PlayStation 5 in holiday 2020.