PS5 vs PS4: Full Tech Specs Comparison Guide

In this full 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's tech specs, you may be curious how the next-gen console compares to its current-gen counterparts. As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to pit all 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 Tech Specs Comparison. You can also find out more about PS5's teraflops through the link.

PS5 vs PS4: Full Tech Specs Comparison

Below is a full tech specs comparison for PS5 against PS4, which includes both PS4 and PS4 Pro.

Component PS5 PS4 Pro PS4
CPU 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (Variable Frequency) 2.1GHz 8-Core AMD Jaguar 1.6GHz 8-Core AMD Jaguar
GPU 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (Variable Frequency) 4.2 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 911MHz 1.84 TFLOPs, 18 CUs at 800MHz
GPU Architecture Custom RDNA 2 AMD Radeon AMD Radeon
Memory 16GB GDDR6/256-bit 8GB GDDR5 plus 1GB DDR3 8GB GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth 448GB/s 217GB/s 176GB/s
Internal Storage Custom 825GB SSD 1TB HDD 500GB HDD
I/O Throuput 5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed) ~50-100MB/s ~50-100MB/s
Expandable Storage NVMe SSD Slot Internal HDD Slot Internal HDD Slot
External Storage USB HDD Support USB HDD Support USB HDD Support
Optical Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive Blu-ray Drive Blu-ray Drive

PS5 vs PS4: Which Is More Powerful?

There will be no surprises here, but PS5 is vastly more powerful than both PS4 Pro and PS4. Not only does Sony's next-gen system have superior CPUs and GPUs, but its SSD is also significantly faster. For more information on the SSD, refer to the following: PS5 SSD: Why Its Better Than HDD. The only real downside is that, at an unorthodox 825GB, the PS5 has less storage space than PS4 Pro. Other than that, the PS5 smokes its predecessor in every category.


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