The upcoming Sony PlayStation 5 is one of the most anticipated gaming consoles alongside its competitor, XSX. Back in June, Sony demonstrated the PS5 next-generation game console with a two-colour “sandwich” design. This console will hit the shelves at the end of the year and the necessary components are now moving.
According to recent reports, the processors for the Sony PS5 have commenced shipment. The two major packaging and testing vendors are ASE and Chaofeng Electronics. Packaging and testing are the last two steps of chip production. After completing this step, the chip will be used for the assembly of the terminal product.
Since the processors are already moving, other components are either in place or on their way too. If the other components are already in place, then the production of the Sony PlayStation 5 can commence.
The Sony PS5 uses a custom processor specially designed for it by AMD. This processor uses TSMC’s 7nm process. In the second-quarter earnings conference last week, AMD CEO, Su Zifeng, mentioned at the meeting that processors for next-generation game consoles such as the Sony PS5 have begun preliminary production and shipment.
Sony PS5 hardware specification
The Sony PlayStation 5 uses a custom AMD 8 core 3.5GHz Zen 2 CPU, a custom RDNA 2 GPU containing 36 sets of CU units, a floating-point computing capability of 10.28 TFLOPs, a 16GB GDDR6 memory, a custom 825GB SSD, and a 4K UHD Blu-ray drive. The graphics frequency is up to 2.23GHz and it supports 120Hz/8K output, 3D sound effects, etc. SSD is the key to PS5 performance improvement. The seek time of PS4 takes 2-50 seconds, while PS5 is almost instant. In terms of loading speed, PS5 can load 2GB of memory in 0.27 seconds, while PS4 takes 20 seconds to load 1GB. Sony believes that the new SSD will significantly speed up the PS5 game loading speed. According to the company, games can launch within a second with almost no loading time.
Sony PlayStation 5 price speculation
We already know so much about the PS5 from its hardware to its design. However, the price remains reserved for its official launch date. Nevertheless, there are rumors that the PS5 optical drive version starts at $499. Also, the speculated price of the non-optical drive version is about $299-399. For those planning to get this console, you may also want to make plans for the Dualsense controller, DualSense charging station, multimedia remote control, camera, and Pulse 3D headset.