We have entered into the next generation of PlayStation with the arrival of PS5. In this generation, Sony is leading the way by making PS5 a successful new gaming console. The company not only sell consoles that can enable gamers to play from the storied franchises of Sony but also from supplement line-up’s belonging to third parties. This means the PS5 graphics is more than we had earlier expected for a perfect gaming experience. The new consoles have fresh rates that can make your gaming more fun and smoother. Additionally, the customised SSD of PS5 offers a tremendous loading speed which can significantly change your game designs.
The brand-new user interface of PS5 will make you mesmerised
Need not mention, Sony always comes with better user interface models and advanced technology. The PS5 comes with a brand-new user interface that has various newly launched features making your games more streamlined. The game consoles have apps that are divided into two major sections including media and games. If you have played PS4, the row of apps and another menu will look familiar to you. However, when you select a particular game, you will find much new information added about it.
To start, just hit the play button on your PS5 and dive into a new gaming experience or have a glimpse at the trophies collected by Twitch streams of different games. You can also select an action from the activities bar that can make you get through a specific mission or different game modes. Some games come with gaming tutorials to assist you or get knowledge about certain objectives of the game. However, this feature is available to PlayStation Plus subscribers only. While playing your game, you can click on the PlayStation icon on the DualSense to access the Control Centre menu. This will provide you with access to perform various activities like changes in settings, parties or notification systems. To find more, just walk through the new interface of PS5 in your nearest store.
PS5 graphics and updates
The new Series S and Xbox Series are eligible for FidelityFX graphics processing technology. However, the PS5 of Sony has not been mentioned for the FidelityFX firmware updates. This means Microsoft may get a one-on top of Sony PS5 since the Xbox Series may be equipped with better graphics as compared to the newly launched PS5.
The FifelityFX graphics is an adaptive graphics software technology that was developed to perform for PC gaming platforms and enhance graphics performance from ray-tracing GPUs. Some of the primary features of FidelityFX incudes variable shading so that shadow textures and lighting can be enhanced. Screen space reflection is made to give games a realistic picture such as water bodies and ambient occlusions. All these features contribute as excellent ray tracing graphics that makes gaming more realistic.
Now, this AMD feature has been added to the Xbox series which pushes Xbox Series X a little further than Sony PS5. But does this mean that PS5 is way behind Microsoft Xbox? Well, for now, we can say that this might be the case but overall, the tricky business does have other hidden features that outshine PS5. At present, the PS5 is equipped with enhanced graphics and a 120Hz television that fulfils new consoles abilities. Although we might expect that FidelityFX will be included in PS5 as well soon.
At present, the PS5 GPU is an AMD Radeon RDNA 2 that has a variable frequency. It can reach up to 2.23GHz and 10.3 teraflops along with hardware-accelerated ray tracing. The important up-gradation made since the past generations have indeed made PS5 graphics powerful enough to last long in the market.
Some of the features of the new PS5 graphics supports fast booting and loading across the board with 4K resolutions that can extend up to 8K in future. Up to 120 FPS with 120Hz refresh supports are enabled which makes the console more robust but in the true sense, they originate from PS5 core. This includes 16 GB GDDR6 RAM along with an 8 core/16 threads x86-64-AMD Ryzen Zen 2 for the CPU thereby outshining the GPU.
Are the two PS5 consoles the same
Just like Microsoft, the PS5 of Sony sells the two versions of the next generation gaming consoles. You can buy yourself a PS5 that comes with a 4K Blu-ray drive or a Digital Edition PS5 that is noticeably thinner than its other expensive sibling. The only difference between Microsoft and Sony PS5 is the disc drive and cost of the two versions.
The new PS5 is technically powered by 8 core AMD Zen 2 CPU along with AMD Radeon RDNA 2- based GPU which can practically push the PS5 graphics slightly faster as compared to normal when the CPU does not run at its peak.
PS5 SSD and storage
The PS5 comes with a good storage capacity of 825GB and 5.5GB of throughput. Such alarming configurations and storage can let game developers build more levels at a faster pace without facing hurdles like winding corridors or elevator rides which can mask the levels loading in the background. However, some of the storage space in the 825GB memory, systems use them to store data which means, you get around 667.2GB of usable space in real. Moreover, the ever-growing game sizes mean you will need those spaces actually to load games quickly. For example, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War usually takes around 133GB which is approximately 20% of the available storage in your gaming console.
If you want to expand the storage capacity of your PS5, you might not be able to do so during the launch but can expect so in future. It is reported that the gaming console will support Sony-certified M.2 SSD in the provided slot.
New features added to PS5
- The newest gaming console PS5 supports 3D audio that can make you “see with sound”. This feature was also tried in the PS4 model but PS5 guarantees a better version.
- The PS5 has three USB-A ports. One is provided in the front while the other two are on the back of the console. One USB-C port is also placed on the front side. An Ethernet port is provided in the back along with 802.11ax Wi-Fi.
- The disk drive is sized around 390mm x 104mm x 260mm and compared to Xbox Series X which is 301mm x 151mm x 151mm.
- The DualShock 4’s “Share” button that can help you in taking videos, capture screenshots and broadcast gameplay have been changed on the DualSense as “Create” button which comes with similar functions in the PS5. It is an improved version of PS4 and can automatically capture the last 60 minutes of gameplay at 60fps and 1080p resolution.
- The DualSense comes with an in-built microphone along with speakers. A 3.5mm headphone jack is provided where you can plug your headphones.