The Road to PS5 highlights | PS5 specs break down in 12 minutes

More details about the PS5 (or PlayStation 5) have been unveiled by Sony in the firm’s first official PS5 event. Sony held a live stream to give us our first official look behind the curtain of the firm’s next-generation console.

PS5 lead system architect Mark Cerny provided us with a deep dive into PS5’s system architecture, revealing the technical inner workings of the PS5.

And while we’re still waiting to find out what the console will look like, and which games we’ll be playing on it, at least we now know (almost) precisely how the console’s innards will work, and how powerful they’ll be.

Cerny kicked things off with a slight downer: that there’d be more time for games to be revealed later in the year. But what we did find out was the PlayStation 5’s key specs:

CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
GPU architecture: Custom RDNA 2
Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit
Memory bandwidth: 448GB/s
Internal storage: Custom 825GB SSD
IO throughput: 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)
Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot
External storage: USB HDD support (PS4 games only)
Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive
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