March 18, 2020 – The Game Developers Conference (GDC) was scheduled for this week in the US, but was cancelled due to the Coronavirus. Sony supposed to be one of the attendees and would have held a presentation for developers about Playstation 5, their next generation console. Because of the cancellation Sony streamed the almost hour long presentation with a deep dive in the consoles hardware architecture.

Technical specifications

CPU8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
GPU10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
GPU ArchitectureCustom RDNA 2
Memory/Interface16GB GDDR6/256-bit
Memory Bandwidth448GB/s
Internal StorageCustom 825GB SSD
IO Throughput5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)
Expandable StorageNVMe SSD Slot
External StorageUSB HDD Support
Optical DriveUSB 3.2 External HDD Support

Source: Digital Foundry


Watch the full presentation

Do not expect anything else but tech related subjects in this presentation. The external design is not revealed and there were no games showed.

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