PS5 vs PS4: full comparison of technical specifications

In this comprehensive tech specs comparison , we’re going to compare the PS5 vs PS4 . We’ll be looking at both versions of the PlayStation 4, including the PS4 and PS4 Pro . With Sony revealing all about the PS5 tech specs , you might be wondering how the next-gen console compares to its current-gen counterparts. As part of our PS5 guide , we’ll be pitting the three systems against each other, but if you’re more interested in the competition, then refer to the following: PS5 vs Xbox Series X: Full comparison of technical specifications. You can also read more about Teraflops PS5 via the link.

PS5 vs PS4: full comparison of technical specifications

Below is a full tech spec comparison of the PS5 to the PS4, which includes both the PS4 and the PS4 Pro.

Making up PS5 PS4 Pro PS4
CPU 8 Zen 2 cores at 3.5 GHz (variable frequency) 2.1GHz 8-core AMD Jaguar 1.6GHz 8-core AMD Jaguar
GPUs 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23 GHz (variable frequency) 4.2 TFLOPs, 36 CPUs at 911 MHz 1.84 TFLOPs, 18 CPUs @ 800 MHz
GPU architecture Custom RDNA 2 AMD Radeon AMD Radeon
Memory 16 GB of GDDR6 / 256-bit memory 8 GB of GDDR5 memory and 1 GB of DDR3 memory 8GB GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 448 GB/s 217 GB/s 176 GB/s
Internal storage Custom 825 GB SSD 1 TB hard drive 500 GB hard drive
I/O Throuput 5.5 GB/s (raw), 8-9 GB/s typical (compressed) ~50-100 MB/s ~50-100 MB/s
Expandable storage NVMe SSD slot Internal hard drive slot Internal hard drive slot
External storage USB hard drive support USB hard drive support USB hard drive support
Optical drive 4K UHD Blu-ray Player Blu-ray player Blu-ray player

PS5 vs PS4: Which is more powerful?

There won’t be any surprises here, but the PS5 is a lot more powerful than the PS4 Pro and PS4 . Not only does Sony’s next-gen system have superior CPUs and GPUs, but its SSD is also much faster. For more information on SSD, refer to the following: PS5 SSD: Why It’s Better Than HDD . The only real downside is that, at an unorthodox 825GB, the PS5 has less storage space than the PS4 Pro . Apart from that, the PS5 smokes its predecessor in every category.

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