Yes – the PlayStation 5 (PS5) is finally here, and it truly feels like there is finally an amazing leap for console gaming. The Sony’s new console now allows for a different level of gaming engagement with its powerful graphics tech and wildly innovative DualSense controller. This is the console that will be influencing your interactive entertainment for a number of years so as usual for new things on the market: let’s see its technical specifications, physical appearance, assembly, and more.
It’s perhaps not a big revelation that the PS5 seems more a refinement than a wholescale upgrade. As a smartly designed system that seeks to solves the issues of its predecessor while streamlining the the blazingly fast gaming experience, PS5 also presents new key technologies such as the innovative DualSense controller, 3D audio, and hardware-accelerated ray tracing. It also, of course, practically enables you to play every PS4 game which means that the legacy from the previous platform has not been left behind.
First thing – the PS5 is big. Supported by 2 removable white panels, the other parts of the console consist of glossy black plastic and exhausts. It seems that the cooling part has been considered particularly seriously and everything about its design appears to have that in mind.
When it comes to the design of the console – the PS5 measures in at 15.4 inches tall, 4.09 inches wide & 10.24 inches deep. Thus it’s easy to see how the PlayStation 5 is the largest console Sony has ever made.
The PS5 tech specs is the most powerful PlayStation console Sony’s ever created at this moment as it hinges on its lightning fast SSD which helps contribute to an I/O Throughput of 8-9GB per second compared to PlayStation 4’s 50-100MB per second. Another massive improvements is the console’s cooling solution, and it shows. As you start the console, you will hear a gentle whir and the operation volume remains relatively low when you are in the game.
The PS5 is offers impressive specs for a console – an AMD Zen 2-based CPU & a custom RDNA 2 GPU with over 10.28 TFLOPs of computing power. Most games will run at 4K/60 with some games able to achieve 4K/120fps plus there will be support for 8K resolution in the future.
The DualSense controller is slightly heavier & larger than the DualShock 4 due to its wider handles. The two-tone PS5 controller color scheme which still consist of the classic Triangle, Circle, Square and Cross are now devoid of color & you will notice a few new buttons you haven’t seen before such as the mute button that turns off the built-in microphone. Outfitted with new adaptive triggers, the DualSense controller offers physical resistance with haptic feedback in the form of more subtle vibrations which give you a better experience of the game.
In order to charge the DualSense, you can either connect it to the PS5 itself with the USB-C to USB-A cable or using the optional DualSense Charging Station which can simultaneously charge two controllers on the bottom of the pad near the 3.5mm audio jack.
The PS5 benefits from being a more powerful console compared to its predecessor as it manifests the big change in load times. Described as an “ultra-high speed SSD”, the games boot up much faster compared to the PS4.
However PS5’s storage space has been a big concern. Though, Sony has provided options to boost your storage space as you can connect an external HDD. But you can’t boot PS5 software from this as it doesn’t possess the required speed to run next-gen titles properly. If you’re looking to play numbers of PS4 games on your PS5, you can just connect it to your next-gen console and as long as you’re using the same PSN account, you should be able to continue playing your games immediately.
You may notice your save file is missing when you boot up a PS4 game thus you need to redownload your save files from the cloud onto your PS5 console first. The PS5 works with nearly all PS4 games and this is a huge step up from lack of backwards compatibility in the last generation.
The PS5 also has access to the entertainment applications that you might need, including Netflix, Youtube, Prime Video & Apple TV Plus.
The PS5 is undeniably a genuine leap forward for console gaming as it offers amazing 4K performance together with stunning fast load times and a truly game-changing controller that makes playing games a great deal of experience. In addition it plays nearly all PS4 games and allows them to run & load better than ever before.
An intimidating piece of hardware, PS5 is clearly meant to signal a major shift as one of the top powerful gaming consoles in the market at the moment.