Watch The Road to PS5 specs reveal video here

Tune into the PlayStation 5 deep dive video with Marc Cerny to learn all about the upcoming console.

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Despite all the bad things happening in the world today, PlayStation fans have a little bit to look forward to as Mark Cerny prepares to take users on a deep dive of the upcoming PlayStation 5 console. In the Road to PS5 video, which is set to premiere today, PlayStation fans can get a look at the new system architecture for the PS5, as well as a look at what to expect from the console when it launches later this year.

Watch The Road to PS5 specs reveal video here

If you want to tune into The Road to PS5 video, then you can do so on the PlayStation Blog, or via the official PlayStation YouTube channel. The video is set to premiere at 9 AM PT, which means you can catch all of the information in a matter of minutes from now.

Those wanting to watch the video can do so using the embed that we have included above. We’ll be breaking down all of the news that we hear in the video, which means you can also keep an eye on our PlayStation 5 hub for all the details – if you can’t watch the video for some reason.

It’s really exciting to see news about the PlayStation 5 finally dropping – especially with the specs of the Xbox Series X being detailed earlier in the week. We’re intrigued to see how the specs for the PlayStation 5 will stand up to the impressive details that were shared for the next Xbox, and it will be interesting to see how Sony plans to “shape the future of games” with the PS5.

Are you excited about the upcoming next generation of gaming consoles? Let us know what you’re most excited about in the comments below. Make sure you also follow Shacknews on Twitter, as all of our latest content is shared there for easy access.

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    March 18, 2020 8:44 AM

    Josh Hawkins posted a new article, Watch The Road to PS5 specs reveal video here

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      March 18, 2020 8:50 AM

      Nice, hope to hear good things :)

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      March 18, 2020 9:00 AM

      1.5 min!

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      March 18, 2020 9:01 AM

      Its starting!!!!

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      March 18, 2020 9:02 AM

      Here comes Cerny :)

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      March 18, 2020 9:03 AM

      Its on. Cerny speaking

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      March 18, 2020 9:03 AM

      those fake cutouts

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      March 18, 2020 9:03 AM

      i had no idea there were still VAIO computers being made

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      March 18, 2020 9:03 AM

      oh good, that got Dana Carvey

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      March 18, 2020 9:06 AM

      let's get to the good stuff, czerny-bot

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      March 18, 2020 9:07 AM

      Sounds like setting up for it being weaker than Xbox Series X.

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      March 18, 2020 9:08 AM

      Well 2020 is interesting. This feels... Odd. Though it's cool.

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      March 18, 2020 9:10 AM

      there will be homework assigned and a quiz on friday

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      March 18, 2020 9:11 AM

      I would miss some of the Spider-man subway loads.

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        March 18, 2020 9:17 AM

        Yeah I'd feel like they'd have to do those for fun not because of loading in the background

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      March 18, 2020 9:12 AM

      Having read up on Cerny's history with Sony recently (for Wikipedia) and what he's said of the PS5 in the past, I have a good idea why he's focusing on access speeds here. Its the same reason why MS put in that 1TB extendable external storage slot. These systems need fast fast fast transfer rates.

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        March 18, 2020 9:18 AM

        Yeah, asset resolution far outpaces memory size availability.

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      March 18, 2020 9:15 AM

      16GB GDDR5

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        March 18, 2020 12:04 PM

        You mean 16GB GDDR6 :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-BkrwO_Dck , the next Gen Consoles are going to be freaking insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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          March 18, 2020 12:06 PM

          I coulda sworn when it came in through the broadcast I heard GDDR5 but that's just me I guess. Yeah, we've got some interesting times with raytracing in particular ahead of us.

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            March 18, 2020 12:39 PM

            LOL :) I would not doubt it, Cerny is an entertaining public speaker if you knwo what I mean :) LOL all good Man just wanted to stress that the memory jump is massive as well going to 6 and not just doubling the size!

            Man I really think the PC will benefit massively from this console Gen for those consoles will be better than the majority of PCs gamers have. PC ports and the games in general should be insane and hard core leveled up!!!!!!!!

            Can't wait!!!!! \m/ :) \m/!

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        March 18, 2020 9:20 AM

        Items of note:

        CPU
        8x Zen 2 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 (cerny said GDDR5? weird)
        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
        Optical Drive
        4K UHD Blu-ray Drive

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          March 18, 2020 9:23 AM

          That is quite a bit below Xbox Series X.

          Xbox Series X - 12,2 TF all the time.
          PS5 - 10,3 TF boosted - probably lower on average.

          Fewer CU:s will also probably lower raytracing perf.

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            March 18, 2020 9:29 AM

            The variable throttling not based off actual temperatures worries me about RROD issues. That being said, the PS5 is officially going to be about 10%+ slower than the XSX from the looks of things. PS5 will be much easier to expand storage though with the NVMe slot, not proprietary storage like the XSX. It'll be interesting to see prices on these when they come out.

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              March 18, 2020 9:34 AM

              I believe the throttling is not based on temperature - its power.

              The system says something like "You can use 225 Watt MAX". If the CPU is not used as much the GPU can pump out 10,3TF. If the CPU takes some power the GPU can only use 9-9,5TF for example.

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                March 18, 2020 9:35 AM

                Yeah, I'm not worried about the box as a whole, more individual part cooling.

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              March 18, 2020 9:56 AM

              So the expandable NVMe storage in the PS5 will be able to take advantage of everything that the built in storage will? I thought that was why the Xbox did it that way, so that there are no performance issues and the expandable drive will be able to do everything the internal one can?

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                March 18, 2020 9:59 AM

                It's likely the architecture of the PS5 has more basic requirements than the XSX for its permanent storage. It is mentioned that there will be Sony recommended storage, which means it's very likely that there will be a "right" NVMe solution for expanded storage, even if there are options.

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          March 18, 2020 9:23 AM

          Also seems like they've done a lot of work on the sound hardware.

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          March 18, 2020 9:28 AM

          MS seem to be highlighting how important they weren't using variable clock speeds but don't know why that is so important.

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            March 18, 2020 9:31 AM

            1) Easier to cool properly, avoiding RROD like issues.
            2) Easier to test and make sure you're actually going to get what you're expecting performance wise.

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            March 18, 2020 9:34 AM

            So that there aren't any unexpected drops.

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            March 18, 2020 9:36 AM

            keep consistent frame rate.. if the GPU has to clock down likely the FPS will drop.

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          March 18, 2020 9:37 AM

          I think you are going to run into problems using a standard m2 slot. No one likes proprietary storage but MS has it right it will be exactly the same performance and cooled properly. How many people are going to understand what to buy for their PS5. Sure they will have a list but you know whatever is cheapest will end up in there.

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          March 18, 2020 10:28 AM

          Yawn. Any mention of things that differentiate it from the Xbox? Any new fancy input methods or anything? I just can't seem to get excited about a simple hardware refresh.

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            March 18, 2020 10:30 AM

            seems like the load times will be a big thing unless microsoft has mentioned anything about that in regards to the series x

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              March 18, 2020 11:35 AM

              They both did, and they're both using NVMe SSDs, the PS5's raw read throughput is more than twice as fast here. Whether that makes up for the GPU differential will be interesting to see.

              I also wonder what the lifespan of these SSDs is rated for, at least when considering the console's longevity.

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        March 18, 2020 9:44 AM

        Oh man the xbox next sounds awesome on paper, shame it has few games that I enjoy.

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          March 18, 2020 10:02 AM

          the combined libraries of the Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One will keep me entertained plenty while new games are worked on and released.

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            March 18, 2020 10:07 AM

            Yeah back compat might be the thing that gets me

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          March 18, 2020 10:32 AM

          Yeah, at this point the biggest draw to the Xbox for me is the Gamepass and getting to play PC games, basically.

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      March 18, 2020 9:54 AM

      I'm learning more about HRTF right now than I have all week

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      March 18, 2020 9:56 AM

      Aaaaand done. It's interesting, I don't think the tech is going to outperform the XSX anywhere along the line except maybe audio. We'll have to see how much the ~15% TFLOPs delta between the PS5 and XSX matters once games hit the shelves.

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      March 18, 2020 12:34 PM

      Awesome! Here are the PS5's specs:

      * Also I think the Next Gen consoles are going to be freaking insane and blow everyone's mind and most don't really comprehend what is coming, it's not just better IO. These Guys have to stop calling the HD a SSD, it's a freaking Next Gen NVMe PCIe 4.0 drive that is like comparing a OG SSD to a HDD sort of jump from a normal SSD. *

      [ CPU ]

      - x86-64 AMD Ryzen Zen 2
      - 8 cores / 16 threads
      - Variable frequency up to 3.5 GHz

      [ GPU ]

      - AMD Radeon RDNA 2 / NAVI2 based custom GPU
      - Hardware Ray Tracing
      - Variable frequency up to 2.23 GHz
      - 10.3 TFLOPS

      [ Memory ]

      - GDDR6 16GB
      - 448GB Bandwidth

      [ Hard drive ]

      - NVMe M.2
      - 825 GB
      - 5.5GB/s Read/Write Bandwidth (RAW)
      - Up-gradable with Desktop PCIe 4.0 hard drives
      - PCIe 4.0

      [ Mobo ]

      - Full PCIe 4.0
      - Custom AMD X570 grade chipset

      [ Media Disk ]

      - Ultra HD Blu-ray up 100GB disk
      - PCIe 4.0

      [ Video out ]

      - 4K 120Hz
      - 8K 60hz
      - VRR
      - HDMI 2.1

      [ Audio ]

      - 3D AudioTech "Tempest"

      [ Backwards Compatibility ]

      - Native backwards compatibility with PS4 and PS4 Pro built into the GPU directly By AMD(basically has to have the feature set the old consoles had)

      [ custom chips ]

      - Multiple costume silicon for GPU, IO, decompression, custom flash controller, etc watch the video -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph8LyNIT9sg&t=14m40s

      So yeah.... it's pretty freaking insane if you ask Me if this is the new baseline for Game Developers and the Xbox Series X is considered High End(running at 25 TFLOPS) that is pretty insane!

      Right now I am juiced out of My mind.... this is an amazing time to be alive and the Next Gen consoles are going to be truly Ultra Omega insane crazy awesome \m/ :) \m/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-BkrwO_Dck

      Honestly you can't loose with which ever console you get, either way the upgrade is MEGA Massive!!!!!!!!!!!

      Let's freaking GO!!!!!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-BkrwO_Dck

      \m/ :) \m/ xoxo

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        March 18, 2020 12:42 PM

        I can’t wait to hear this new audio on my 5.1/chimney fireplace setup.

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          March 18, 2020 12:42 PM

          As in subwoofer in the fireplace.

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            March 18, 2020 12:56 PM

            Nice! That would make a hell of a Sub Box, good idea!!!

            Yeah the Audio in it is a crazy 3D tech like Dolby Atmos and it will be pretty insane! Sort of like having a Sound Blaster AE-9 but with all the advanced 3D Atmos stuff as well.

            Good times!

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        March 18, 2020 2:08 PM

        So backwards compatibility confirmed? I should probably sell my PS4 then.

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          March 18, 2020 2:11 PM

          I would wait and see what sony says in the coming week or so about it, since the messaging seems to be a bit muddled, to say the least.

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          March 18, 2020 2:24 PM

          Yes it is, basically there will be a few titles that will need to be patched and won't be playable on day one. Having said that they will have all the games working in time, they just have to test each one. Keep in mind they are not emulating the games they run natively on the PS5, only some games will have issues if they hard coded things badly but they will be patched.

          My thoughts are go for it if you have a PC etc to sue in the mean time, they said all the top 100 PS4 games already 100% work and they are working their way down the list to make sure all of them are good to go.

          In short I am not worried it's a feature they have promised and AMD is even helping them out in case their are any issues(+ it's a design feature part of the PS5).

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        March 18, 2020 3:27 PM

        Welps, for me this is a 1st time Console has beat PC in specs. Bringing 4k 120 to mass market.

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