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Sony PlayStation 5 review: specs and price

Compared to Sony’s last console, the PlayStation 4, the PlayStation 5 is a powerhouse with vastly improved graphics and amazing new features. It’s powered by an 8-core 3.5GHz processor, 16GB of GDDR6 RAM, and a 2.23GHz GPU with 36 compute units (CUs) that delivers a staggering 10.28 teraflops (TFLOPS) of floating-point performance.

If those numbers are hard to understand, consider that the PS4 had a GPU with 18 CUs clocked at 800MHz, which produced just 1.84 TFLOPS of floating-point performance. Because there is so much more power under the hood, you can expect vastly improved graphics, all in super-sharp native 4K resolution at up to 120 frames per second. When playing games on the PS5, you can also expect incredibly realistic lighting and shadows due to its support of ray tracing technology. On top of this, the console also employs super-fast SSD storage, making long loading times a thing of the past.

Graphics aside, the PS5 has a raft of new features to create a more immersive experience. 3D audio lets you hear the direction of sounds with pinpoint accuracy, and the new DualSense controller boasts advanced haptics and adaptive triggers that use special motors to create realistic tension. The PS5 can also double as your multimedia hub, thanks to its 4K Blu-ray drive and apps for most streaming services.

Sony PlayStation 5

Why is Sony PlayStation 5 better than the average?

  • CPU speed
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    8 x 3.5GHzvs5.77GHz
  • Floating-point performance
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    10.3 TFLOPSvs1.24 TFLOPS
  • RAM
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    16GBvs2.99GB
  • Memory bandwidth
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    448GB/svs170.18GB/s
  • GPU clock speed
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    2230MHzvs843.03MHz
  • Shading units
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    2304vs1344.47
  • Number of compute units
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    36vs22
  • Render output units (ROPs)
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    64vs29.67

Price comparison

Buy used:

$499

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User reviews

Overall Rating

Sony PlayStation 5
8.1
9 User reviews
Sony PlayStation 5
8.1/10
9 User reviews

Features

Quality of exclusive games

8.5/10
8 votes

Backwards compatibility

7.4/10
9 votes

Controller

8.1/10
9 votes

Non-gaming apps

7.7/10
9 votes

Fan noise

8.2/10
9 votes

Comments

tyler_xvx

tyler_xvx

1 month ago

3 / 10

This console was a mistake

tyler_xvx

tyler_xvx

1 month ago

3 / 10

While is cheaper the quality is lower, despite the claims on the spec charts. The graphics are terrible, the games take up too much storage making it so that if you want to build a big library you have to spend more money on storage than anything else

Pros

  • Accessories cost less

Cons

  • Performance of both the console and accessories is terrible
  • They overheat to fast
  • Its an inconvenient shape
  • Lags a lot
  • Controller feels terrible
1 users found this helpful
Atomic

Atomic

4 months ago

10 / 10

Very quiet and fast.

Atomic

Atomic

4 months ago

10 / 10

Does everything I need it to at amazing fps/quality. Absolutely amazing controller and game performance.

Pros

  • Super fast
  • Relatively quiet
  • Great controller

Cons

  • For the size. Should be a bit faster?
0 users found this helpful
Deacon

Deacon

3 months ago

10 / 10

PS5 really does the job.

Deacon

Deacon

3 months ago

10 / 10

PS5 really gives me the great experiences! i prefer the PS5 out of the series consoles.

0 users found this helpful

Performance

1.CPU speed

8 x 3.5GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.
3.RAM

16GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
5.supports ray tracing
Sony PlayStation 5
Ray tracing is an advanced light rendering technique that provides more realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections in games.
I/O throughput refers to the bandwidth of the internal storage. Storage that supports faster data transmission speeds results in quicker load times.
The resolution represents the amount of pixels that make up the image. It is a key indicator of image quality, with higher resolutions providing sharper and more detailed images.
Newer versions of GDDR memory offer improvements such as higher transfer rates that give increased performance.
9.Is an NVMe SSD
Sony PlayStation 5
NVMe SSDs use the PCIe interface, which has a higher bandwidth than the SATA interface. This results in much faster read/write speeds compared to SSDs which use the SATA interface.

General info

1.Hard drive is replaceable
Sony PlayStation 5
The internal hard drive can be replaced by the user, for example if you wish to upgrade to a larger storage capacity.
2.Has an internal power supply
Sony PlayStation 5
Devices with an internal power supply are desirable as they don't require a large external "power brick" on the cable. It’s more aesthetically pleasing and an advantage if you have limited space.
The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
The amount of internal storage available on the Solid State Drive (SSD). SSDs use flash memory, which typically has better performance than HDD memory.
5.Is region free
Sony PlayStation 5
Region free devices allow you to play games from different continents. This enables you to collect a larger game library, and you could play games before they are released in your region.
We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
7.width

260mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
9.volume

10545.6cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

Connectivity

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Sony PlayStation 5
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
3.is DLNA-certified
Sony PlayStation 5
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
5.supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Sony PlayStation 5
Wi-Fi 6, released in 2019, is based on the IEEE 802.11ax wireless LAN standard. Designed to operate in all frequency bands between 1 and 6 GHz, it offers higher data rates and lower latency compared to previous Wi-Fi technologies.
6.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Sony PlayStation 5
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
7.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Sony PlayStation 5
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
8.has an HDMI output
Sony PlayStation 5
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Newer versions of HDMI support higher bandwidth, which allows for higher resolutions and frame rates.

Features

Consoles which have more games offer more choice to the user. It is also an indicator of how popular a console is.
2.number of exclusive games

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Exclusive games are only available to that game console producer.
3.has voice commands
Sony PlayStation 5
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
4.backwards compatibility
Sony PlayStation 5
With backwards compatibility, you can play games from the previous generation (or several generations) of console.
This means you don’t have to wait for the entire game to download first, as the later stages of the game download while you are playing.
6.supports quick resume
Sony PlayStation 5
Quick resume is a feature that allows you to switch between several running games with practically zero loading times.
7.Supports 3D audio
Sony PlayStation 5
3D audio provides a more immersive soundscape than traditional surround sound technologies, allowing you to pinpoint the exact direction that sounds are coming from.
8.supports VR
Sony PlayStation 5
Using a compatible headset, you can enjoy immersive gaming in virtual reality (VR).
9.Has a 4K Blu-ray drive
Sony PlayStation 5
4K Blu-ray (also known as Ultra HD Blu-ray) is an advanced version of the original Blu-ray format. It supports a higher resolution of 4K, frame rates of up to 60fps, a wider color gamut, and HDR.

Controllers

More controllers allows you to have more people playing at a time.
2.has adaptive triggers
Sony PlayStation 5
Special motors in the controller can adjust the tension of the trigger buttons, adding to the feeling of immersion. For example, the triggers can become harder to press down as a player’s character sprints and becomes fatigued.
A motion controller is a type of game controller that utilizes sensors (such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, and other types of sensors) to track motion and provide input.
4.Has a wireless controller
Sony PlayStation 5
The device controllers connect to the console wirelessly, allowing for a tangle free gaming experience.
The more analog sticks, the more complex the input can be.
6.has an integrated touchpad
Sony PlayStation 5
With a touchpad, users can control the device by moving their finger on a touch-sensitive surface.
7.Has dual force feedback
Sony PlayStation 5
With dual force feedback the controller has realistic vibrations, allowing you to feel the direction from which the impact is coming.
A lighter controller puts less strain on the hands while playing.
The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.

Miscellaneous

1.Price (global median value)

43.65 €

Updated on Sun Apr 17 2022
The global median price is determined by calculating the median value of all the prices available for a product, taking into account all markets.

Price comparison

Buy used:

$499

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