Sony’s next-gen game console is in the works, and Wired has some of the first solid details.

First the good news — it has the sort of specs you’d want in a high-end gaming PC including some state-of-the-art AMD silicon that’s not even on the market yet.

Now for the less good news — the Sony PlayStation 5 (or whatever it’s called) won’t ship this year.

It’s not clear if that means it’ll ship in 2020 or sometime after that. But here’s what we do know so far:

  • 3rd-gen AMD Ryzen CPU
  • Custom GPU based on AMD’s 7nm Radeon Navi graphics
  • Ray Tracing support
  • 8K display support
  • Custom 3D audio solution
  • SSD storage
  • Compatible with current-gen PSVR headset
  • Backward compatible with PS4 games

If you want a deep dive into what we know about the CPU and GPU technology used in AMD’s upcoming chips, AnandTech has you covered.

Meanwhile, it’s not like the competition is sitting still while Sony develops its next game console. Microsoft plans to unveil its Xbox plans ahead during an event on June 9th, ahead of the E3 game conference.

But while we don’t know much about Microsoft’s next high-end game console, it looks like the company has something to tide folks over — a cheaper Xbox One S All Digital, which lacks an optical disc drive.

The company hasn’t officially announced the new model yet, but WinFuture found some European pricing and release details, along with a picture of the disc-less game console.

Update: The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is officially up for pre-order for $250, and it should be available in stores May 7th.

Rumor has it that Nintendo is also working on a smaller, cheaper version of its popular Switch game console.

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4 replies on “Sony PS5 will feature AMD Ryzen CPU and Radeon Navi graphics”

  1. 8k display support… who knows, maybe 8k tvs will be as cheap as 4k ones in a couple of years. I still can’t believe the prices for decent 4k tvs now. Phones, cars and college prices are going through the roof, but TVs are really inexpensive.

    1. Depends where you live.
      In places like East Europe, South America, and Africa… those high-end US$900 TV’s are several folds more expensive. The same applies for cars, just look at prices in Singapore and Cuba.

      And university admission cost depends on the city as well. Some places its cheap/free, being subsidised by the Tax Revenue.

  2. Sounds almost compelling to use it as a PC. Which is why I guess it will have some serious DRM not to let it run linux.

    1. Good luck, AMD is famous for NOT supporting Linux with their GPU’s. And I don’t know of any credible third party drivers either.

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