Sony PlayStation 5 Black Edition
Photo credit: Lets Go Digital
Most gamers have probably seen the new Sony PlayStation 5 console, and it has a standout design to say the least. Sony’s Jim Ryan wanted the console to look like a “quantum leap over the current generation” and not just in the hardware department. Currently, white and black colors will be available at launch, but so far, we’ve only seen the former.



Industrial designer Giuseppe Spinnelli rendered a Black Edition for your viewing enjoyment, complete with a matching DualSense controller. Aside from the semi-custom AMD processor based on their 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture with 8 CPU cores running at a variable frequency capped at 3.5 GHz, the PS5 boasts a custom-built 825GB SSD with a 12-channel interface, capable of achieving a raw throughput of 5.5GB/s.

Sony PS5 Black Edition
Sony PS5 Black Edition
Sony PS5 Black Edition
Sony PS5 Black Edition
Sony PS5 Black Edition
Video gamer designer Mark Cerny said the goal was to not only have a theoretical input/output speed one-hundred times faster than PS4, but eliminate bottleneck points so the performance target could be made effective. So, Sony decided to custom design a chip with multiple co-processors to work in conjunction with the flash memory controller to channel data more efficiently all around.

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