PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5
Developer: Sony
Released: 2020

PS5 Specifications

CPU x86-64-AMD Ryzen Zen
CPU Cores: 8 Cores / 16 Threads
CPU Speed: 3.5 GHz (Variable)
GPU AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based
GPU Speed: 2.23GHz (Variable)
GPU Cores: 36 RDNA2 Compute Units
Audio: 'Tempest' 3D AudioTech
Internal Storage: 825 GB NVMe

The PlayStation 5 is Sony’s ninth generation video game console and the successor to their wildly popular PlayStation 4.

The technical improvements introduced in this generation represent one of the most significant leaps in video game consoles’ performance.

Instead of relying on older technologies, Sony has utilized AMD’s Zen 3 and RDNA 2 technologies for the PlayStation 5. Both of these technologies were only released in 2020, meaning that they were cutting edge at the time of the release.

Where Sony has made their most significant changes is their new PS5 DualSense controller. On the outside, it features a more refined shape with better button placements.

On the inside of the controller is where the real magic occurs. Thanks to the introduction of new haptic technology, the rumble has way more fidelity.

Additionally, the triggers have been reworked so that they can have a feel of tension as you press them. Games can configure these triggers so that they have different reactions depending on the task. For example, when pulling back a bow, you can feel the tension increase as you pull the trigger.

Out of all the changes introduced by the new hardware, the controller is what helps set the console apart from previous generations.

At this stage there is no currently successful emulation projects for the PlayStation 5. Be wary of any projects claiming that they can emulate any part of the PS5 as it is a relatively new piece of hardware.

We will update this page and provide links to emulators as projects manage to get off the ground.


PlayStation 5 Emulators