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PS 5 Review – Next-Gen gaming console

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Sony Playstation 5

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5

CPU - AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz

5.0/5

External Storage - USB HDD support (only for PS4 games)

5.0/5

Memory Interface - 16GB GDDR6/256 bit

5.0/5

Optical drive - 4k UHD Blu-ray drive

5.0/5

GPU - 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz

5.0/5

Pros

  • Upgraded 4K/120 gameplay, 8K/60 support
  • PS Plus Collection of games available
  • Revolutionary controller features
  • Beautiful and big design
  • Significantly faster load times than the PS Pro 4

Cons

  • Size is bigger than conveniently expected
  • 825GB SSD fills up quick, should have been at least 1TB
  • Launch library could fill up
  • Limited backward compatibility
  • No Dolby Vision or Atmos

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PS 5, the next-gen play station console represents the classy and stylish design messaging and aesthetics. It’s a real change to PlayStation gaming. Combination of evolution and fine-tuning of hardware/software, PS 5 comprises games as its core offering. Additional features and functionalities are the futuristic decks with UI and hardware. In this PS 5 Review guide, you will get to know all the exciting, trendy, and fresh highlights and functionalities of Play Station 5. Every component of it is a promise of futuristic highlight to be invested in.

Overall Rank

PS 5 is a superior console that offers a commendable next-generation gaming experience. As compared to its previous model, Play Station 4, it is improved to a more robust and well-designed console.

Some issues are also there that holds it back to get a five-star rating at the launch, but it is a welcome upgrade on the PS4 console and the exciting portal to the next generation gameplay. Continue reading this PS 5 Review guide to know its specifications, price, pros & cons, and other things.

Product Description

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Sony’s new PS 5 makes a splashy entrance and comes with great flagship features. The PlayStation 5 is the most massive console Sony has ever made. The gadget offers a nice 4K upgrade and claims to support 8k. The new release is far more superior to the PlayStation Pro 4 and can launch games quickly with higher visual clarity. It can load games in just a span of 10 to 20 seconds and scan physical discs. 

The console comes with a subtle and soothing light effect which creates a hue when it is in operation. Just like the PS4, the console’s light turns orange when it is in rest mode and when the PS5 is turned on it changes from blue to white. It is capable of 4K/120fps gameplay and also supports 8K/60. It comes with a fantastic tempest 3D audio tech which feels like Atmos-lite and the system runs cool and quiet all the time.

We are a bit disappointed by Sony’s choice to put glossy plastic down the center row of the console, particularly as that’s where the front USB ports are located because these areas generally tend to get scratched. One will have to be extra careful while using the ports. Talking about connections, the front of the console has a USB-A and USB-C port, and the back sports two USB-A ports, an HDMI 2.1, an Ethernet port, and a power port but the size means more space for air ventilation and a bigger fan. PS 5 is standing competitive with other latest gaming consoles like Microsoft Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and more.

Some of the gamers might love the PS5 design, while some of them might hate it. There’s no denying, however, that its gargantuan size and basic two-tone color scheme demands a place in every home. So, let’s discover more about the next-generation console in this PS 5 Review guide.

Pros & Cons-

Pros-

  • Upgraded 4K/120 gameplay, 8K/60 support
  • PS Plus Collection of games available
  • Revolutionary controller features
  • Beautiful and big design
  • Significantly faster load times than the PS Pro 4

Cons-

  • Size is bigger than conveniently expected
  • 825GB SSD fills up quick, should have been at least 1TB
  • Launch library could fill up
  • Limited backward compatibility
  • No Dolby Vision or Atmos

Price

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The PlayStation 5 seems to be a substantial investment. 

It is said to release on 12th November or 19th November depending on region and has a price tag of $499.99 which is 100$ higher than the previous consoles.

Guarantee

The PS5 comes with a limited warranty. Sony Computer Entertainment America warrants to the original purchaser that this product ( hardware, game discs, accessories) shall be free from all defects in material and artistry for a period of one year( 1 year) from the date of purchase.

Product Specifications- 

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The PlayStation 5 has a GP unit of 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz.

There’s the new custom RDNA 2 GPU that can push 4K resolution at 120 frames per second, and the octa-core AMD Zen 2-based CPU with a 3.5GHz clock speed. 

Besides that, it comes with a memory interface of 16 GB GDDR6 / 256-bit and memory bandwidth of 448GB per second. 

Even though we expected 1 or 2 TB, it has a custom internal storage of only 825 GB SSD and usable storage of 667.2 GB which can hold around 16 games.

The IO throughput is 5.5GB/s raw and typical 8-9GB/s compressed.

It has a VNMe SSD Slot for expandable storage and also supports external hard-drives USB HDD ( PS4 only) by plugging them into the USB port.

The console has a 4K UHD Blu-ray Optical drive.

With measurements of around 38.8 x 8 x 26cm (H x W x D), the product is relatively more prominent than the ones before which may be considered an advantage for some and a disadvantage for others.

CPU – AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz

GPU – 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz

GPU architecture – Custom RDNA 2

Memory Interface – 16GB GDDR6/256 bit

Memory Bandwidth – 448GB/s

Internal Storage – Custom 825GB SSD

Usable Storage – 667.2 GB 

IO throughput – 5.5GB/s, typical 8-9GB/s

Expandable storage – NVMe SSD slot

External Storage – USB HDD support (only for PS4 games)

Optical drive – 4k UHD Blu-ray drive

Final Words-

Sony’s PlayStation 5 is the new-gen console that offers an impressive gaming experience and one that will likely only get better as more titles are added to the lineup. The PS5 represents itself as both robust and well-designed. A few small design issues hold it back from being a five-star product, but otherwise, it’s a welcome upgrade on the PS4 and an exciting entry to the next-gen gameplay.

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2 Comments

  1. Great post with very informative reviews.  I am very happy that I came across this to allow me to better understand some of these devices.  My knowledge is limited in this tech but I now understand the pros and cons of each unit much better.

    Very well layed out and easy to read.  I like the summary.

    Thank you for this well written review and maintaining an objective view.

    Chris

    1. I am glad to help you with this review CHRIS. Welcome, enjoy reading more reviews.

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