They are both well-known gaming systems. But which one is superior?
PS4 vs. PS5 comparison: Features
Sony Interactive Entertainment created the home video game systems PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. The PlayStation 4 was unveiled as the PlayStation 3’s replacement in 2013. It was released to rave reviews. Since its introduction, it has gained a lot of traction, and in October 2019, the PlayStation 4 overtook the PlayStation 2 as the second-best-selling home gaming console of all time.
The original, slim, and pro models of PS4 have all been made. The first design was phased out. The Slim model’s specs are as follows:
- 8 Jaguar Cores running at 1.6 GHz, 18 CUs @ 800 MHz, and 1.84 TFLOPS for the GPU
- 8 GB of GDDR5 memory
- 1 TB HDD or 500 GB of internal storage
- USB HDD or 2.5-inch HDD for external storage
- Blu-ray Disc Drive
- HDMI output: 1080p
A completely new architecture, quicker storage, and better resolution support are all included in the PS5, which is the PS4’s replacement.
The PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition are two variations. With the latter, customers may go directly to the PlayStation Store to purchase and download games because it is a fully digital PS5 machine without a disc drive. The PS5’s specifications are as follows:
- CPU: 8-core, 16 thread, 3.5 GHz (variable frequency)
- 36 CUs, 2.23GHz, and 10.3 TFLOPs on the GPU (variable frequency)
- 16 GB of RAM GDDR6
- Personalized 825GB SSD for internal storage
- Slot for NVMe SSD or USB HDD for external storage
- Ultra HD Blu-ray is the optical drive.
- 4K or 8K @ 120 Hz for video output.
PS4 vs. PS5: Graphics
Both the PS4 and PS5 are powered by AMD Radeon processors, however, the GPU in the PS5 has more computing units and more TFLOPs (teraflops).
A processor’s ability to do one trillion floating-point operations per second is measured by its teraflop rating, which is how the GPU is rated in terms of performance. As you can see, the PS5’s GPU has 10.3 TFLOPs, which translates to an average processing speed of 10.3 trillion floating-point computations per second. In one sentence, PS5 has approximately eight times the power of PS4.
PS4 vs. PS5: Games
Most PS4 titles, including No Man’s Sky, Outriders, Far Cry 6, Borderlands 3, Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, etc., are also playable on PS5, thanks to the latter console’s backward compatibility. The PS5 will also eventually support additional games. There are still a few titles that, sadly, aren’t PS5 compatible, and they are:
- Ride on the Edge 2, TT Isle of Man
Where to Buy and the Cost of the PS5 vs. PS4
A PS4 or PS5’s price? PS5 costs higher than PS4 in general. Approximately $299.99 will get you a 1TB PS4 Slime model, while $399.99 will get you a PS4 Pro system. You should prepare to spend roughly $399.99 on a PS5 Digital Edition. It costs around $499.99 for the Standard Edition (in the USA).
At this time, purchasing a PS5 can be challenging. Even though Sony’s PlayStation Direct has been having replenishment events practically weekly, you can still discover it out of stock when you want to purchase one. You will need to wait, but you can keep up with the newest information by often visiting stores like Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy.