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Reasons why you should buy the PS5 on release

Still unsure about the PS5? Here's some PS5 facts to help you make a decision.

In less than 4 months, the PS5 will be released. If you’re still thinking about buying or upgrading from your PS4. Let us help you make that decision.

Specs

  • GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency) with RDNA 2 architecture
  • CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
  • Memory: 16GB GDDR6, 256-bit interface, 448GB/s bandwidth
  • Storage: Custom 825GB SSD with 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)
  • Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot, USB HDD support (for PS4 games only)
  • Optical: 4K UHD Blu Ray drive
  • Visuals: Native 4K 120Hz + 8K
  • Audio: Temptest 3D

First, let’s talk about the power of the PS5. 

The PS5 has a custom processor at 3.5GHz. If you compare it to the PS4’s 1.6GHz Jaguar cores, that a huge leap. It also enables 3D audio, 4k at 120fps, up to 8k video. Woah!  

For the GPU, it is a customized AMD RDNA2, that has 32 compute units at 2.23GHz max. It was also said that PS5 will have a Ray Tracing feature. To simplify it, PS5 games will have a realistic light that adapts.  

To see ray tracing in action here’s a video from Lucas’ Youtube channel.

Another thing worth noticing is its custom 825G SSD that could make loading screens non-existent. 15 second loading time would be reduced to just 0.8! That fast! Like, 15x fast!

Compared to the PS4 Pro’s 60 fps, the PS5 boasts a native 4k resolution at 120Hz. That’s a huge upgrade. It can also run at 8k. I know that there aren’t a lot of cheap 8K TV out there. But future-proofing the console wouldn’t hurt, right? Good job, Sony!

The PS5’s Tempest 3D Audio Tech will let you know where your enemy is just by sound! You can utilize the sound of your surroundings in your decision-making in-game. That’s sick!

Accessories

The PS5 accessories will bring you a truly immersive gameplay thanks to its revolutionary features like haptic feedback and adaptive trigger.

Check out our articles on the DualSense Controller and Accessories to know more.

Now, these are just the specs, wait till we talk about the PS5 exclusive games, Oh boy! Just thinking about New Horizon: Forbidden West and the next God of War game is giving me goosebumps!

So are you going to buy the PS5 on release date? Or do you have more questions about the PS5?

Let us know in the comments!

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