Sony's official video comparing performance of PS4 Pro vs next-gen PlayStation pic.twitter.com/2eUROxKFLq
— Takashi Mochizuki (@6d6f636869) May 21, 2019
While the PS5 is probably nowhere near completed, Sony has given an early look at some of it’s capabilities during a meeting in Japan. The Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki tweeted out a video showing of some load times between the PS5 and PS4 Pro, and the difference is quite apparent. Sony displayed a timer that showed the next gen console loading up in .83 seconds, while the PS4 Pro took what looks like forever, 8.10 seconds. The difference is quite staggering, considering the Pro isn’t exactly an underperformer.
The Pro features a 1TB 5400 RPM SATA II hard drive, where as the PS5 according to an interview will feature an SSD. A solid state drive could be attributed to the fast loading times shown in the video, but that’s also probably because Sony mentioned that the SSD will have a raw bandwidth higher than any SSD available for PCs.
All these things taken into account, makes for a pretty exciting possibility. No more waiting literally 10 minutes for a game to load up. No more getting disconnected, restarting the game, and hoping you get back in the match fast enough. None of that. I mean, that’s if game developers are willing to take advantage of it. They will probably focus on getting better graphics, AI, and other factors, that would probably make the game load the same amount of time as it is now. Better hardware = More intense games and graphics.
But here’s hoping we’ll get more info on this upcoming beast of a console, sooner rather than later.