The PlayStation 5 is a marvel of entertainment technology and for lots of users, it performs like a dream. But, there's some real shenanigans going on behind the scenes to ensure this, and it's very impressive stuff.
Let's break down the PlayStation 5's specs once again. The central processing unit and graphics processing unit are integrated in one - the former is a custom eight-core AMD Zen 2 chip and the latter is another custom 10.28 teraflop build based on the RDNA 2 architecture from AMD. Nothing to be sniffed at, to be sure. Secondly, the physical version of the console boasts a 4K ultra-HD Blu-Ray drive, and the Tempest audio engine creates an entirely novel level of immersion by accounting for "hundreds of simultaneous sound sources." And, the unique design that reminds some of a villain from Yu-Gi-Oh actually allows for intense cooling of the console by scooping out space for a big ol' fan to sit in (if you've played Astro's Playroom, you'll know all about this).
In fact, the core concern amongst these stunning specs was the size of the PlayStation 5's storage. Of its 825 GB solid-state drive, only 667 GB is usable by the player for their games and applications. Now, it's worth mentioning that the storage is expandable with extras, but the firmware won't recognise these extras until an update that is scheduled for summer 2021 rolls out, apparently. So, it's very good news indeed that the PlayStation 5's Oodle Kraken technology compresses even the beefiest of titles into manageable chunks.
Yes, that is a strange name, but with a unique name comes unique talent - Blue Ivy winning a Grammy last night proves my point neatly here. Anyway. Resident Evil Village takes up approximately 35 GB on the Xbox Series X, yet, it uses 27.3 GB on the PlayStation 5. Not bad. Furthermore, Control Ultimate Edition is 42 GB on the Xbox Series X and a measly 24 GB on the PlayStation 5. This feature is brilliant not only as a feat of technology but for gamers who like to dip into multiple titles at the same time. Especially pertinent, as it's been reported that a 500GB PlayStation 4 console doesn't offer enough space for Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare, Call Of Duty: Warzone, and Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Your move, Activision.
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