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More than 25 years of evolution in power in Sony consoles

A quick look at the ins and outs of the PSX, PS2, PS3, and PS4 with an eye toward PlayStation 5, now available in stores.

Playstation 5

With the launch of PlayStation 5 in stores in Europe, a week after its arrival in Japan and North America, few users are struggling to find all the technical characteristics of the console in order to decide whether to purchase it immediately or not. The technology firm has been unveiling its details and specifications of PlayStation 5 little by little, leaving many of its secrets for last.

His promises are already known, a powerful 825GB SSD storage drive that seeks to provide many more options than loading speed, a custom AMD Radeon RDNA 2 graphics engine with up to 10.3 teraflops of power and support for Ray-Tracing, an 8-core AMD Ryzen Zen 2 processor with a variable frequency clock of up to 3.5 GHz, or, already in terms of sound, a Tempest 3D audio system that seeks to give users greater immersion .

From 3DJuegos we have been able to play long sessions with PS5, drawing many and very interesting conclusions that colleague Alejandro Pascual told you in his analysis of PlayStation 5, we have even been able to see the insides of the hardware. But how big is the evolution compared to the previous system consoles? We take a look back and review the main specifications of all Sony bets, from the first PSX to the not so recent PlayStation 4 Pro.

Also, after the launch of the PS5 DualSense, we recommend that you check how the PlayStation controllers have changed these years.

PSXPS2PS3PS4PS4 ProPS5 Processor32-bit MIPS (33mhz) 128-bit Emotion Engine (299 MHz) 3.23 GHz Cell Processor (8 cores) x86 8-core AMD Jaguar clocked at 1.6 GHzx86 8-core AMD Jaguar clocked at 2.1 GHzx86 -64-AMD Ryzen Zen 2 8-core with variable frequency clock up to 3.5 GHzGraphic cardR800A 33MHz Graphics Synthesizer 147mhzRSX “Reality Synthesizer” by Nvidia 550MHz AMD Radeon 1.8 TFLOPS 800MhzAMD Radeon 4.2 TFLOPS with 36 Compute Units at 911MhzAMD Radeon RDNA 2 custom up to 10.3 TFLOPS with 36 drives with variable frequency up to 2 , 23 Ghz. Ray tracing accelerationRAM2 MB32 MB256mb XDR (3.2ghz) 8 GB DDR 5 at 176 GB / s 8 GB DDR 5 at 218 GB / s + 1 GB DDR 316 GB GDDR6 at 448 GB / sResolution640×480 (SD) 720×480 (SD) 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p720p / 1080i / 1080p720p / 1080i / 1080p / 4K YUV 420 / 4K RGB720p / 1080i / 1080p / 4KStorageMemory card Memory card 60 GB standard 500 GB standard 1 TB standard 825 GB custom SSD. 5.5GB / s (raw), 8-9GB / s average (compressed)Price (launch)$ 299 $ 299 $ 599 $ 399 $ 399 $ 499 (standard) / $ 399 (digital)

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