key differences between the PlayStation 4 (PS4) and PlayStation 5

  1. Hardware Performance:
  • PS4: The PS4 featured an AMD Jaguar octa-core processor, 8 GB of GDDR5 RAM, and a GPU capable of 1.84 teraflops.
  • PS5: The PS5 boasts a much more powerful custom AMD Ryzen Zen 2 octa-core processor, 16 GB of GDDR6 RAM, and a GPU capable of up to 10.28 teraflops.
  1. Storage:
  • PS4: Typically came with a 500 GB or 1 TB HDD for storage.
  • PS5: Comes with an ultra-fast NVMe SSD with a capacity of 825 GB. The SSD significantly improves loading times and overall system performance.
  1. Backward Compatibility:
  • PS4: Most PS4 games are backward compatible with the PS5.
  • PS5: Sony introduced a feature that allows the majority of PS4 games to be played on the PS5. However, not all PS4 titles are guaranteed to be compatible.
  1. Ray Tracing:
  • PS4: Lacks hardware support for ray tracing.
  • PS5: Supports hardware-accelerated ray tracing, enhancing lighting, reflections, and overall graphical fidelity in supported games.
  1. Ultra HD Blu-ray Drive:
  • PS4: Featured a standard Blu-ray drive.
  • PS5: Comes with an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive, allowing for 4K UHD resolution playback and gaming.
  1. Controller:
  • PS4: Used the DualShock 4 controller.
  • PS5: Introduces the DualSense controller, featuring haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and a built-in microphone.
  1. User Interface:
  • PS4: Featured the “Dynamic Menu.”
  • PS5: Introduced a completely revamped user interface, with new features such as Control Center and Activities.
  1. Design:
  • PS4: Had a slanted design with a parallelogram shape.
  • PS5: Features a more futuristic design with bold curves and a larger form factor.
  1. Games:
  • PS4: A vast library of games, with many exclusive titles.
  • PS5: Launched with a lineup of exclusive and cross-gen titles, with a focus on next-gen gaming experiences.
  1. Price:
    • PS4: Released at a lower price point compared to the PS5.
    • PS5: Released at a higher price point, reflecting the more advanced hardware and features.