The Brand New PlayStation 5 is around the corner.
It is quickly approaching with a whole new architecture with a step up over the PS4.
After years of brutal finessing, Sony finally has promised an exciting next-gen future. They have also laid out the price, release date, and some of the games we can expect to play at launch. So let’s see what those are and how they compare with the younger brother – The PS4!
PS5 boasts the fastest SSDs on the market combined with a powerful GPU, the DualSense controller, a futuristic look, and deeper immersion with support for haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and 3D Audio giving unprecedented gameplay experiences and near-instant loading.
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Is PS5 a big jump over the PlayStation 4?
The younger sibling (PlayStation 4) has, however, done exceptionally well for over the last six years. It is a good machine. That’s for sure. It is Sony’s most attractively designed piece of hardware.
Will PS4 be forced into retirement by the all-new PS5?
If somehow it does – We need to get a sneak peek of the PlayStation 5 and figure about the tech beneath the new console’s black and white exterior.
To make things easier, we’ve put together a showdown of the two gaming consoles – PS5 VS PS4 to help you guys make up your mind before hitting that pre-order button as soon as sales go live.
Many may be on the fence about whether to upgrade – others waiting till November 12 – as well as those ready to dip their toes into the luxury pool of PlayStation games – We’ve got you covered.
PS5 vs. PS4 design
Sony has pulled off its amazing looking after many weird and crazy looking concepts with an Alienware-Esque, space-age design with a black centerpiece sandwiched between a film of white stripes. It’s a pretty exuberant body with a vibrant color theme for its new console.
Whereby, the PS4 churned out its look with half-gloss, half-matte finish combined with a sharp, slim, slightly angled profile that looks like a shrinking violet in its standard black plastic framework.
There’s a rumor that the new PS5 is large and heavy which raises concerns of people not able to fit it under their TVs. This problem was not something found in the slim version of ps4.
PS5 vs. PS4 interface
A leaked image from Slashleaks suggests much smaller changes seen on the upcoming PS5.
It is almost the same as PS4 as we’ll be getting a horizontal main bar with vertical sub-menus.
The changes seem to be a split of apps and games into separate sections. On PS4 we had to sort through a single menu to split up the games and other media apps, but this time – thumbs up to Sony.
PS5 Release Date
Sony will be releasing it PS5 on November 12 in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Mexico, and South Korea. UK, Europe, and the rest of the world will be able to purchase a PS5 from November 19.
The demand for PS5 is insane. So, you’ll need to be quick-fingered to snag a console before they run out of stock. The pre-order period began on September 17 to allow customers to get their hands early on its release day. PS5s will be available to preorder at GameStop.
The PlayStation 5 will cost $499 in North America and $399 for the Digital Edition. It will depend largely on where you live, but the price will be at an approximate scale of $499.
PS4 vs. PS5 resolution
I know its something gamers specifically focus on and with other things too. But, the PS4 can output at 1080p while the PS4 pro can output at 4K. PS5 on the flip side supports 4K at 120Hz and 8K both with a variable refresh rate as determined by HDMI 2.1.
Also, you’ll need deep pockets for an 8K TV to fully benefit from the PS5’s power. That’s only the way to it. So, it won’t at a very large scale make a difference but will save you from a tougher dilemma.
PS4 vs. PS5 specs
There’s still plenty to find under the internals of PS5. Sony has worked hard to make gaming a seamless experience and have improved the handicaps of its older versions.
The curvy PlayStation 5 features a custom 8 core AMD zen2 CPU clocked at 3.5 gigahertz though capable of variable frequency. The GPU is a custom rdna 2 based graphics engine with ray tracing acceleration capable of 10.3 teraflops.
The system memory is 16 gigabytes of gddr6 ram with a 448 gigabytes per second bandwidth. The storage is a custom 825-gigabyte SSD with a 5.5 gigabyte per second raw read bandwidth PlayStation. PS5 game disks will also be ultra HD Blu-ray disc with a capacity of up to100 gigabytes.
So What These Features Do And What Difference Do They Make?
Bigger raw numbers create a bigger difference and in this regard, they will process information faster and reliably making everything a BEAST.
Let’s start with GPU (graphics processing unit) that creates and renders every image you have seen onscreen. There are two specific things:
Ray Tracing Acceleration
Ray Tracing is in-fact a sophisticated rendering technique that accurately simulates the way light moves in a real life. This was, however, not supported in the PS4. Ray tracing would be giving insanely incredible realism to textures like glass, water, and hair.
Teraflops are floating-point operations. Take it as to how many thoughts a GPU can have per second. More is good. The original PS4 was capable of 1.84 teraflops.
PS4 pro was making it at 4.2 teraflops and the all-new PlayStation 5 boasts a teraflop of 10.3.
THAT’S HUGE. I MEAN ITS A SIGNIFICANT BOOST IN RAW GRAPHICAL PROCESSING POWER.
An Unexpected Ultra-high-speed SSD
PlayStation 5’s performance got its significant boost from its custom SSD; the place where you’ll be storing games and apps. PS5 features an SSD of 825 GB larger than ps4’s 500 GB. Large enough. Isn’t it?
But, here’s one thing to note:
PS5’s storage is an SSD – a solid-state drive which means it’s much faster at finding and transferring information than ps4’s mechanical drive (HDD).
Again the bandwidth of PS4’s drive had a bandwidth of between 50-100MB per second while PS5 churns it out at 5GB per second.
If we consider the loading times of the two consoles the PS4 loads 1GB in 20 seconds while the PlayStation 5 makes it up to twice as much in just 0.27 seconds.
As a result, the games will boot much much quicker, for levels to load and the games would access and process more information more quickly.
PS5’s CPU is a significant update on that of PS4’s
Both are 8 core CPUs. While PS4 features a jaguar CPU – the PS5 cranks out a much faster, a much newer xen2 CPU. Also, the PS4’s CPU clocks in at 1.6 Gigahertz – the PS5 makes it up to 3.5 Gigahertz.
I think I’ve missed an update. I think its the disk drive.
Disk Drive is another update on the PS4
PS5 is an ultra high definition blu-ray optical drive offering more capacity per disc. Its almost a 100 GB VS a dual-layered blu-rays 50GB. Hence, there will be more space for data when putting games together. Also, you can watch 4K blu-rays on the new PS5.
The console’s 3D audio engine is super interesting because its finally focusing on an aspect that is so often left by the console hardware.
Sony’s PlayStation 5 has pulled itself the tempest 3D audio tech where you immerse yourself in soundscapes and heightened atmosphere in games.
Sony took a step forward and unwrapped the Dual Sense technology featuring haptic feedback and adaptive triggers that will provide realistic, tactile rumble to simulate the feel of the luxury of games.
The PS4 controller’s Share button has been replaced by a new Create button which will ultimately offer more and more ways to capture and share your favorite gameplay moments.
DualShock has been the PlayStation’s synonymous aspect. The DualSense has almost all the similarities to the DualShock 4 but its innards have some interesting new things going on. So let’s get an idea of what those are:
Sony has for quite a long improving and streamlining up its consoles.
One such feature that the PS5 now that the PS4 did not have is the adaptive triggers. It will likely increase the tension based on the gameplay which generally means that the trigger will get tighter when you’ll be pulling the bowstring in the game or as you attempt to drive a car through tough rocky terrain.
Hence, games will become more immersive and enticing.
The dual sense Sony replaces the traditional rumble that the DualShock controllers have had for years.
For example, if you dive down in the pool of water or driving a car on an icy road, or walking through knee-deep mud – you’ll notice different kinds of feedback on your controller.
DualSense – well makes it one step further. It will let you chat with friends without the need to grab your headsets. The Crete button has been replaced with the PS4’s Dualshock share button – ideal for jumping into a quick conversation.
Sony has said that the vast majority of the PS4’s library will be playable on PS5 at launch while more games will the presumably added later on as well.
Sony Has Promised The Fan Noise To Be Much More Silent Than Its Predecessors
All PS4 owners understand and have experienced the painful sound of the console that sounds like a jet engine moments before takeoff.
Thankfully, Sony has addressed this key issue and seems they’re going to cut down the fan noise to a bare minimum.
PS4 vs. PS5 editions
The simpler or the standard version of the PS5 accepts disc while the digital edition does not include a disc drive and hence is slightly smaller and lighter.
PlayStation 4 had only one edition. But, then its Pro emerged which was slim. We expect – in fact it is will cost you much lesser than the base model giving a more budget-friendly setup.
List of PS5 games confirmed (so far):
- Rainbow Six Siege
- WRC 9
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Demon’s Souls
- Battlefield 6
- Tribes of Midgard
- The Pathless
- God of War 2 (working title)
- Final Fantasy 16
- Hogwarts Legacy
- Goodbye Volcano High
- GTA 5
- Gran Turismo 7
- Ghostwire: Tokyo
- Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales
- Dying Light 2
- Project Anthia
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure
- Destruction All-Stars
- Kena: Bridge of Spirits
- Oddworld: Soulstorm
- Solar Ash
- Hitman 3
- Astrobot’s Playhouse
- Little Devil Inside
- NBA 2K21
- Resident Evil 8
- Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
- Lord of the Rings: Gollum
- Watch Dogs: Legion
- Gods and Monsters
- Rainbow Six Quarantine
- Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
- Far Cry 6
- FIFA 21
Games that were available for PS4:
- Killzone Shadow Fall
- Sound Shapes
- Escape Plan
- Angry Birds Star Wars
- Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
- Call of Duty Ghosts
- FIFA 14
- Battlefield 4
- Just Dance 2014
- Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition
- Lego Marvel Super Heroes
- NBA 2K14
PS5 vs PS4 Verdict
This could be tough. See we know the upcoming PS5 would be faster and under the canopy, this machine is an ABSOLUTE ANIMAL. It is powerful and has all the strengths we could expect from it. I think I would go for PS4. Yes, the standard PS4 supports 1080p and the pro version makes it up to 4K also.
Also, remember that for PS5 you need an 8K TV to fully benefit from the PS5’s power.
I think you should take advantage of an even cheaper PS4 Pro once the newer console launches. That way you could save your bucks until the PS5 launches and you get a clear idea of what it actually is.