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Sony PlayStation 5 Full Specifications

The PlayStation 5 (PS5) is a home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Announced in 2019 as the successor to the PlayStation 4, the PS5 was released on November 12, 2020 in Australia, Japan, New Zealand, North America, Singapore, and South Korea, and November 19, 2020 in the rest of the world.

The platform launched in two variants: a base model with an Ultra HD Blu-ray-compatible optical disc drive, and a Digital Edition lacking this drive, serving as a lower-cost model for those who prefer to buy games through digital download.

The PlayStation 5’s main features include a solid-state drive customized for high-speed data streaming to enable significant improvements in storage performance, an AMD GPU capable of 4K resolution display at up to 120 frames per second, hardware-accelerated ray tracing for realistic lighting and reflections, the Tempest Engine allowing for 3D audio effects, and backward compatibility with most PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR games.

Key Specs

  • HDDHDD825GB PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD
  • ProcessorProcessorCustom 8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU @ 3.5GHz with SMT
  • GraphicsGraphicsCustom AMD RDNA 2 GPU 36 CUs @ 2.23GHz
  • RAMRAM16GB GDDR6 RAM
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release Date12th November 2020

Sony PlayStation 5 Full Specifications

General

BrandSony
ModelPlayStation 5
Release date12th November 2020
Console FamilySony PlayStation 5
Console TypeHome Console
Input methodDisc
Hard Disk825GB PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD
RAM16GB GDDR6 RAM
ProcessorCustom 8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU @ 3.5GHz with SMT (variable frequency)
GraphicsCustom AMD RDNA 2 GPU 36 CUs @ 2.23GHz

feature for PlayStation 5 is in the works

In a recently updated PS5 FAQ section, Sony has confirmed that the variable refresh rate feature isn’t supported yet on its new Playstation 5 console, but it will be in the near future. This is rather strange because the console has HDMI 2.1, which supports the VRR by default.

Sony says that variable refresh rate feature for PlayStation 5 is in the works
Sony PlayStation 5

For instance, the Xbox Series X, Series S and One X all support VRR, which turns out to be a pretty cool feature not only for PC gamers but for console gamers as well. Especially since the new hardware can do 120fps at 1080p and 4K. Some of the games tend to suffer feom the occasional dip lf the framerate so VRR smooths out the gaming experience quite a bit.

Of course, keep in mind that even if you have a PS5 and Sony releases the patch to enable VRR, it might not work with your TV. The latter should have HDMI 2.1 support as well to enable VRR.

Where to buy a PS5 in the UK, US and Australia

Keep an eye on the links below to secure your PS5. What little stock was available at launch ran dry almost immediately, but more stock is tipped to arrive around Black Friday (27th November). You’ll need to be logged into the store of your choice and have your wits about you. 

UK:

  • Amazon: sold out – keep refreshing
  • Game: out of stock – check back soon
  • Argos: out of stock – more stock expected “soon”, sign up to receive alerts
  • BT: working hard to secure more stock – check back for updates
  • EE: out of stock, register to hear when more are available
  • Smyths Toys: out of stock – expected December
  • Currys PC World: sold out – more on the way, keep checking the website
  • John Lewis: sold out – check website for stock updates

US:

  • Amazon: sold out – keep refreshing
  • Best Buy: sold out – keep refreshing
  • Target: out of stock – keep checking back
  • Walmart: more stock due at 9PM ET 25th November

AU:

  • Amazon AU : currently unavailable – keep checking back
  • Sony Store Australia: sold out – sign up for alerts
  • JB Hi-Fi: out of stock – check back for further updates

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