PlayStation 5 SSD may trigger a paradigm shift in game design

PlayStation 5

Many developers PlayStation 5 developers believe that this Sony’s latest console is “excellent” and the most revolutionary home console. Gamingbolt, the developers of the “Quantum League” have also expressed their appreciation for the PS5, especially the SSDs. Balthazar Auger is a developer at Nimble Giant Entertainment and the lead designer of the Quantum Alliance. In an interview, he said that SSD not only brings shorter loading time but more importantly, it may trigger a “paradigm shift” for developers to design the game world.

PlayStation 5

Auger said: “In the beginning, it will definitely help reduce the loading time of games. But as game developers and designers, this may bring some changes over time, changing the way we design the game world and express details. But what benefits we can gain from it remains to be seen, as our engines also need to improve to match the development of the hardware”.

While we wait for this console to hit the market later this year, there are still some uncertainties. The biggest os “Which is better, PS5 or Xbox Series X”?


PlayStation 5 Xbox Series X
CPU 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz
(variable frequency, with SMT)
8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.8GHz
(3.6GHz with SMT)
GPU 10.28 TFLOPs,
36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
12.16 TFLOPs,
52 CUs at 1.825GHz
GPU Architecture Custom RDNA 2
w/ hardware RT support
Custom RDNA 2
w/ hardware RT support
Memory 16GB GDDR6 16GB GDDR6
Memory Bandwidth 448GB/s 10GB at 560GB/s,
6GB at 336GB/s
Internal Storage Custom 825GB NVMe SSD 1TB Custom NVMe SSD
IO Throughput 5.5GB/s (Raw),
8-9GB/s (Compressed)
2.4GB/s (Raw),
4.8GB/s (Compressed)
Expandable Storage NVMe SSD Slot 1TB Expansion Card
External Storage USB HDD Support USB HDD Support
Optical Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive
HDMI 2.1 (4K/120Hz, 8K, VRR) 2.1 (4K/120Hz, 8K, VRR)
Backward compatibility PlayStation 4 Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One
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