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PS4 vs PS5: What are the differences?

Hello readers, today I am going to tell you about the 6 biggest differences between PS4 and PS5 that you need to know before you buy the latest PS5. Now that the PS5 is already here, it’s a topic that’s expected to be on the mind of everyone who has Sony’s PlayStation 4 or 4 Pro.

Obviously, PS5 is more powerful, its GPU and CPU are much more capable than those found in the PS4 or 4 Pro. Kudos to its new NVMe SSD, it can also load games quicker than it has ever been. In our point of view, the new DualSense controller is also a huge success for Sony. In order to help make games feel more immersive in ways you never thought possible before, it uses haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. Now you can check out the major differences below.


Let’s start with the CPU and GPU, so when we talk about ps5, while PS5 is importantly more powerful when compared to the PS4 and PS4 pro. The PS5 comes with an eight-core CPU with a 3.5GHz clock speed and it is based on the Zen2 architecture. On the other hand, when we talk about PS4 CPU, it offers an eight-core CPU with 1.6GHz and it is based on Jaguar architecture.

When it comes to the GPU, the PS5 offers a huge 36 CUs which run at a sharp and peak clock speed of 2.23 GHz and its total graphic power delivery is at 10.28 TFLOPs and its GPU has elicited from custom RDAN 2 architecture. As for the PS4, it comes with 18CUs at 800HMz and delivers graphic performance at the peak of 1.84TFLOPs and it is built from GCN architecture.


The PS5 provides 16 GB of GDDR6 (256bit) unified system memory with a max memory bandwidth of 448GB/s, while the PS4 comes with 8 GB of GDDR5 (256bit)unified memory with a max memory bandwidth of 175GB/s. The PS5 will be able to produce better graphics owing to the GDDR6.

With 825 GB of  SSD storage space, the PS5 offers SPEED, while the PS4 uses a 500 GB HDD. On PS5, to extend the capacity, there is an additional NVMe SSD slot, and on PS4 the internal HDD needs to be replaced in order to increase storage speed. Meanwhile both PS support external HDD via USB port.

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Optical drive

The PS4 offers a Blue-ray drive but it doesn’t provide 4K Ultra HD playback. Meanwhile, the PS5 offers a blue-ray drive and it provides 4K Ultra HD playback, which means it supports 4k UHD playback. It helps you to see the high-resolution movies.

IO throughput

PS4 provides approximately 50-100MB/s IO throughput, and if we look at the PS5 model, it can provide a raw IO throughput of 5.5GB/sec and typical IO throughput of 8-9GB/sec.

Backward compatibility

Backward compatibility is a method of operating on modern hardware for older games. On PS5, a vast majority of the PS4 library, around 4,000 titles, are playable.  PS5 Game Boost also helps many of these games to play with higehfficiency and frame rate.

The PS4 does not have any kind of backward compatibility. If you want to play older PS3 or PS2 games you own, if they were ported over, you will need to re-buy them.


After years of DualShock controller, Sony has finally created a new PS5 DualSense controller.

For the first time, the PS5 DualSense controller even has adaptive triggers in the L2 and R2 buttons, ensuring it matches up to the Xbox controller in a variety of ways. In addition, it has built-in microphones so you can talk without an external microphone.

In a variety of ways, the DualSense 5 controller varies from the PS4’s DualShock 4. For instance, it’s motion-sensing, size, battery life, a USB Type-C, adaptive triggers, and haptic feedback. Also, a create button replaces the share button on DualShock 4.


When you look at the PS5 specs, you would know that it’s in a completely different class than the PS4 and PS4 Pro. In each and every way, Sony has enhanced its platform’s capabilities, adding more powerful storage, faster computing components, support for greater disk space, and support for higher resolutions. We know that there are two PS5 models, the Regular Edition and the Digital Edition, all of which have the same requirements except the absence of a disc in the latter.

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