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Full PlayStation 5 and DualSense specifications published by Sony finally revealing what's on the console's rear and the PS5's dimensions

The PS5 consoles feature “Tempest” 3D AudioTech. (Image source: Sony)
The PS5 consoles feature “Tempest” 3D AudioTech. (Image source: Sony)
Sony has published all of the official specifications for both the PlayStation 5 and DualSense controller. While no rumored spec bump materialized, at least gamers finally found out what was on the rear of the console. The dimensions section confirms the PS5 is even slightly taller than what was previously estimated.

The PlayStation 5 and DualSense specifications have been published in full, and there are no real surprises to be found. The next-gen console still contains a custom Zen 2 8-core, 16-thread CPU from AMD that can offer variable clock rates up to 3.5 GHz, and the GPU is based on RDNA 2 technology and still delivers 10.3 TFLOPs of performance. The full specs of both the console and controller can be seen in the images below.

What is reasonably novel, though, is the revelation of what the PS5 sports on its rear. Sony flashed all sides of its console in the recent PlayStation 5 Showcase, and a good look at the back reveals six ports or slots. Starting from the very bottom is the power connector (PS5: 350 W; Digital Edition: 340 W), and above this is the HDMI 2.1 port. Next up is the Ethernet port, which is followed by two USB Type-A ports and then at the top appears to be a security lock slot.

Sony’s official specs state 3x USB Type-A ports (1x Hi-Speed, 2x Super-Speed @10 Gb/s) and 1x USB Type-C ports. There are two Type-A ports on the rear and one on the front, which is accompanied by a USB Type-C port. The new console also offers Wi-Fi 6 communication standard (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax) and Bluetooth 5.1. What could be an expansion bay door for an SSD has also been spotted on the bottom of the PS5.

As for the dimensions, the PS5 is both weighty and tall. The standard console weighs 4.5 kg while the Digital Edition comes in at 3.9 kg. In regard to the height, both consoles stretch to 390 mm, which is a bit higher than what was generally predicted a couple of months ago (380 mm). It’s still not 100% certain whether the side wings of the PS5 can be unclipped for customization possibilities or not, so Sony might still have a few surprises to reveal to buyers yet.

Edited September 19: Corrected USB port information.

PS5 specs. (Image source: PlayStation Blog)
PS5 specs. (Image source: PlayStation Blog)
DualSense specs. (Image source: PlayStation Blog)
DualSense specs. (Image source: PlayStation Blog)
PS5 rear ports. (Image source: Sony)
PS5 rear ports. (Image source: Sony)
Possible bay for expansion SSD. (Image source: Sony - edited)
Possible bay for expansion SSD. (Image source: Sony - edited)
PS5 consoles. (Image source: Sony)
PS5 consoles. (Image source: Sony)
PS5 front with disc drive. (Image source: Sony)
PS5 front with disc drive. (Image source: Sony)
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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-09-18 (Update: 2020-09-30)
Daniel R Deakin
Daniel R Deakin - Managing Editor News
My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.