Console Gaming PlayStation PS4 PS5 Deals

PS5 Revealed

The PlayStation 5 is here. Here are the highlights by Mark Cerny

  • 16gb GDDR6
  • SSD uses the RAM like extended storage
  • 0.27s to load 2gb data
  • Custom flash controller
  • 825gb SSD
  • UHD Blu Ray Disc
  • 5.5GB Per second flash controller
  • With compression 8gb per second
  • Can use a external “normal” harddrive for PS4 games
  • Bay for m2 SSD expansion
  • PS5 has 100x faster IO than PS4
  • Backwards compatible with PS4 at launch
  • Primitive Shaders – to use smooth LOD levels including on PS4 games
  • Ray Tracing on PS4 games possible
  • Cooling and noise looked at
  • 36 CU
  • Variable frequency, to solve heat issues
  • 2.23ghz GPU is 10.3 TF
  • 3.5ghz CPU
  • Improved Audio from 100s of 3d effect sources
  • Tempest 3D Audio Tech. Similar to SPU in PS3 for amazing 3d audio
  • DOLBY ATMOS support

Console Gaming Xbox Series X Deals

XBox Series X is a beast!

Bring on the PlayStation 5

The amazing guys at Digital Foundry have had chance to sit down with Microsoft to have a play, and even breakdown the Xbox Series X. And what a beast it is! You’ve probably read the details, but the highlights for me are the following:

  • 1TB Seagate SSD “Memory cards”
  • Potential for 2x Upscaling Xbox One games to 4k
  • A form factor like two GameCubes stacks on top of each other
  • 12TF of power with hardware ray tracing
  • No price yet, but expect £500+ as thats RTX2080 power!
  • No Sign of Series S (Lockhart)
Follow the guys at Digital Foundry they are amazing

We are just over an hour away from the PlayStation 5 reveal. My prediction is the PS5 will be VERY simlar in spec, however you never know there could be some surprises. I dont think it will look like the Series X though…

I really want one, for the backwards compatibility. Yes I can do it on a PC, but I think the single use console and its improvements are a great selling point.