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Sony’s next-gen playstation revealed



Sony has not openly called it “PS5,” yet.

In an exclusive interview with Wired, Sony had confirmed everything about their new gaming spectacle but its name. From its high-tech components to every bit of feature that consumers have to look out for, Sony gave it all. But if we allow history to dictate, they may dub it as “PS5.”

“The key question is whether the console adds another layer to the sort of experiences you already have access to, or if it allows for fundamental changes in what a game can be,” said Mark Cerny, lead system architect.

What to expect?

Sony ticks all the boxes starting from the processor, graphical fidelity and visual effects and to system memory and audio capacity.

One of the key game changers in any gaming system is its CPU (central processing unit) and GPU (graphics processing unit). For “PS5,” Sony will run it with an AMD (Advanced Micro Device) chip.

The CPU is built by a third version of AMD’s Ryzen line that contains eight cores of the company’s new 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture, a process that best works with mobile phones, desktops, workstations and servers.

On the other hand, its GPU will support ray tracing — a technique that allows light to travel in stimulating complex interactions in 3D settings.

Everything is beyond just graphics said Cerny. “If you wanted to run tests to see if the player can hear certain audio sources or if the enemies can hear the players’ footsteps, ray tracing is useful for that. It’s all the same thing as taking a ray through the environment.”

The AMD chip also entails a custom-made unit for 3D audio that, for Cerny, would redefine what audio can do in a video game.

“With the next console, the dream is to show how dramatically different the audio experience can be when we apply significant amounts of hardware horsepower to it,” he added.
But Cerny and the company assure that aside from these, they would still launch a “true game changer.”

SSD, or the solid-state drive — stores persistent data that has two major parts: flash controller and NAND flash memory. It is internally optimized to deliver better and higher performance for both sequential and random data suggestions.

SSD have long been available in some laptops. For Sony, they offered external SSD in both Xbox One and PS4 that proved to hasten load times.

But according to experts, not all SSD are developed equally. As Cerny would say, “I have an SSD in my laptop, and when I want to change from Excel to Word, I can wait 15 seconds.”
SSD sports an improvement for faster read and write speeds.

“We’re very used to flying logos at the start of the game and graphic-heavy selection screens,” he says, “even things like multiplayer lobbies and intentionally detailed loadout processes because you don’t want players just to be waiting.”

All these are what the public should expect to Sony “next-gen console,” but everything is still a hush-hush until 2020, the prospect release date.