What’s better than a mere console update, with just layers added to it? How about upending the way “gaming” is defined by redesigning right from the very heart of it? And so do we have our yet-to-be named “Next-Gen” Playstation (as Cerny prefers it to be called), bearing a design charrette of over four years! So Gamers, psych yourself up for the “next-gen” gaming. Mark Cerny, the lead system architect of Sony’s brand new box, had detailed on the hardware, in a recent interview at Wired.

Next - Gen Playstation , Image Source : Wired

More Powerful GPU and CPU

With an AMD chip at its heart, The CPU of the console is based on the third generation of AMD’s Ryzen line and contains the new Octacore Zen2 microarchitecture. The GPU, a custom variant of Radeon’s Navi family, is now to simulate complex interactions in 3D evironments, which is possible due to the “Ray Tracing” technique that’s been incorporated, producing a promisingly high degree of visual realism, eventually supporting 8K graphics.

3D Audio

In the new gaming era, it’s essential that you have your senses equipped (survival skills!).

Cerny says,

“With the next console, the dream is to show how dramatically different the audio experience can be when we apply significant amounts of hardware horsepower to it”.

He ensures that the feeling of being pulled into the gaming environment is what redefines it. This is achieved by a tailored unit of the AMD chip for 3D audio.

Super Speed SSD

THE BOTTOM LINE – A specialized hard drive to render the speed you need! In terms of simple math, the faster the data gets off the drive, the greater the speed (or the response in concern). Judging from a demo that was shown at the interview, it is seen that the next-gen console is almost 19 times faster compared to its predecessor.

Cerny made it more of a hardware talk rather than specifying the media featues and services, with the console been rumored to launch on or after 2020.


Cover Image Source : Variety

General Sources : TechRadar