PS5 architect Mark Cerny on game developers influencing hardware design

The PlayStation 5 started with a simple brainstorm. Or at least, that’s how Mark Cerny, the console’s lead system architect, puts it.

In a new video from Wired, Cerny explains how Sony built the PS5 was built, and goes into detail on why each component was chosen and how they all help power the system. Beyond all the technical talk of graphics processing units (GPUs), solid-state drives (SSDs), and the computation behind real-time ray tracing, Cerny shines a light on the kinds of people who helped Sony prioritize what should (and shouldn’t) be included in the console.

Cerny begins

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PS5 system software beta version 2.0-04.00.00 rolling out, adds M.2 SSD support

Sony Interactive Entertainment has begun to roll out PlayStation 5 system software beta version 2.0-04.00.00 to users in its PlayStation 5 system software beta program.

The update brings a number of changes, including the long-awaited ability to expand your console’s storage with an M.2 SSD.

Here is the full list of changes:

Main Features Updated in this System Software Beta Program Version

  • You can now insert an M.2 SSD to your PS5’s expansion slot and use M.2 SSD storage. Just like your PS5’s console storage, you can install PS5 and PS4 games in M2 SSD storage and play them directly
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Sony’s first PS5 software beta arrives with M.2 SSD support

Sony’s PS5 system software beta program is starting to roll out today, and it include access to the long-awaited M.2 SSD slot. The first PS5 beta is available for select users in the US, Canada, Japan, UK, Germany, and France. The beta includes some new UX enhancements and customizations, but the biggest addition is M.2 SSD expansion support.

Sony notes you’ll need an M.2 SSD that’s PCIe Gen4 and has read speeds of 5,500MB/s or faster. That’s largely what we were expecting, and it means a variety of Gen4 drives will be supported — including Samsung’s 980 Pro, Western Digital’s

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Infinix Storms Campus With Hot 10i, Android Go and PS5 Giveaway

Infinix has rolled out yet another device, the Infinix Hot10i. This new device is here to help you power your fun with your smartphone in your hands. Young consumers are ambitious, fun-seeking,  photography lovers, music-savvy and stylish. You can call the Hot10i a perfect fit for what they’re all about. The best part is the affordability of this device and the fact that you stand a chance to win instant gifts on purchase.

This Hot 10i device, in partnership with Android Go, provides you with awesome user functions for non stop fun. The main  features of the Hot10i include;

  • A
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PS5 Hardware Repurposed As AMD’s 4700S Desktop Kit

A photo of AMD's 4700S Desktop Kit, which seems to be closely related to the PS5's hardware.

The AMD 4700S Desktop Kit, soon available in so many small PCs. Also, a confused PS5.
Image: AMD / Sony / Kotaku

This is the AMD 4700S Desktop Kit, a small piece of hardware that combines a CPU, cooler, and memory on a tiny motherboard. It’s basically a mostly self-contained computer system that will soon be appearing in more than 80 different machines from AMD’s system integration partners. It’s also strikingly similar to the hardware inside a PlayStation 5 console. In fact, it might be almost exactly that.

When photos of the mysterious AMD 4700S Desktop Kit began

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NotebookCheckNew PlayStation 5 model number more likely for a hardware revision rather than an upcoming PS5 Pro or PS5 Slim …It seems there are already some plans to give the PlayStation 5 a hardware makeover. (Image source: – edited). A new model …7 hours ago

NotebookCheckNew PlayStation 5 model number more likely for a hardware revision rather
than an upcoming PS5 Pro or PS5 Slim …It seems there are already some plans to give the PlayStation 5 a hardware
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New PS5 hardware redesign entering production in 2022 – report

By Stephany Nunneley
6 May 2021 16:53 GMT

A new report states that Sony is looking to redesign the PS5’s hardware.

This is according to the Taiwanese outlet Digital Times (paywall), which cites industry sources.

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According to the report, Sony will redesign PS5 with a “new semi-customized” 6nm CPU from AMD. At present, it seems the 5nm is too costly (thanks, Dr. Serkan Toto).

Again, this would be a spec redesign, not a console redesign. In other words, the console would feature the same performance and same enclosure, it would just be less expensive for Sony

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Sony is trying to ramp up its PS5 hardware output

Have you secured a PS5 yet?

Sony has stated that it is making efforts to increase production on its tough-to-find next-gen hardware, PlayStation 5. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei Business (as translated by VGC) CEO Jim Ryan talked of the issues Sony faced has in both the manufacture and worldwide distribution of the new console, already six months into its lifespan.

“There are several reasons why PS5 was hard to come by,” said Ryan. “Supply under the new coronavirus was very complicated, and we had to limit distribution to online. The supply and demand for semiconductors is also

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