How Powerful is the PS5 GPU? Next-gen Console vs Gaming PC


With the new PS5 shipping all over the world, more and more fans are wondering if it’s time to upgrade to the next-gen console. Even though there aren’t that many PS5 exclusive titles or upgrades for last-gen titles, upgrading to the new console is definitely worth it because it ships with a powerful GPU.

The PS5 GPU compares directly against the MD Radeon RX 5700 XT and the NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super because it offers up to 10.2 teraflops of performance when running games. However, games will actually run and look better on the PS5 because developers are optimizing them for the PS5. This makes the PS5 GPU really powerful.

Sony wants the new PS5 to bring console performance closer to PC and today we will take a more in-depth look at the power of the next-gen console.

How Good is the PS5 GPU?

In terms of power, the PS5 GPU delivers 10.28 teraflops of power. This is super impressive and it helps the PS5 catch up to high-end gaming PCs. If we use the teraflops as the general rule of comparison, the PS5 GPU is on equal terms with the MD Radeon RX 5700 TX and the NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super.

The next-gen console hits up to 4K resolution and 120 FPS in games. This is unheard of for consoles and it shows us that the next-gen is finally ready to compete against gaming PCs. In fact, Call of Duty: Warzone has been tested and it runs at 120 FPS on the PS5. This is a major improvement in comparison with the current-gen.

Final Words

The PS5 GPU is powerful enough to compete against gaming PCs. In fact, Sony is selling the gaming console at a loss if we take a look at hardware specs. However, the tech giant makes up for the loss by selling services such as PS Plus and games via the online store.

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