Playstation 5 – Sony PlayStation 5 review: The future is here
HIGHLIGHT: Futuristic design
PlayStation 5 is the most powerful gaming console from Sony. While it has its share of advancements and improvements, these are not visible immediately. One will have to use the device for sometime to clearly understand what Sony’s next-generation console stands for. It is certainly powerful and futuristic and that reflects in its performance, design and the overall gaming experience. The custom AMD Zen 2-based 8 core CPU, paired with custom RDNA 2 GPU, can handle almost anything. In fact, you will hardly find a game that can push the console to its maximum potential. The 16GB onboard RAM is sufficient enough for most needs and it also future-proofs the device. But what is lacking here is the storage space.
The PS5 comes with an 825GB NVMe SSD and it only has around 667GB of usable space. This might run out pretty soon if you are someone who keeps games downloaded and installed. Sony, however, will be offering an option to upgrade the internal storage in future. We played a couple of titles, including Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales at its Performance graphics settings. It is an open-world game with lots of graphics elements, particles and details and a system needs that much horsepower to render all that.
The PS5 did it without losing a breath. Heating and noise are well contained. The NVMe SSD drive is fast and does an excellent job at loading the game in a blink and also enables for faster rendering to offer a smooth overall gaming experience. The ray-tracing support further improves the visuals by a huge margin. The new The new PS DualSense controller brings features like new haptic motor and adaptive triggers in refreshing design. The controller feels comfortable to hold and offers good grip as well.
There’s a built-in microphone and mute button. The new haptic motor mimics game situations like real-world actions like running or walking on different surfaces, jumping, etc. The PS5 also doubles up as a decent multimedia player with a limited selection of OTT apps. Sony has also improved the UI of the console, making it smooth and well laid out. The design mimics the “next-generation” console tag. The two-tone white and black finish makes the console look cool and futuristic… The writer is with gadgetsnow.com