PlayStation 5 should reward gamers with superfast connections and low latency as Wi-Fi 6 chip is spotted in likely PS5 certification
It may have been expected that a next-gen console would have the latest and greatest in terms of connectivity and communication, but Sony has been silent about those topics in regard to the PlayStation 5 so far. However, it seems the PS5 will support the IEEE 802.11ax standard so those who are currently saving up for a console purchase should probably also make sure they get their hands on a Wi-Fi 6-capable router as well.
The Sony communication module with the part number J20H100 (FCC ID: AK8M19DFR1) was spotted in documents from Anatel, which is the National Telecommunications Agency in Brazil. The chip, which can handle Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1, was also found in Peruvian certification where it was listed in connection with a “consola de juegos” (games console) – so it seems reasonable to presume that the PS5 is going to offer these communication standards when it finally arrives on the shelves.
Having Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) will enable PS5 owners to access potential theoretical speeds of 9.6 Gb/s, and compared to Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) latency has reportedly been cut by 75%, which is a big deal for gamers looking to get the best performance during a first-person shooter firing frenzy. It’s possible Sony might even trump Microsoft in this particular space, as the Xbox Series X is rumored to “only” offer 802.11ac, although this is yet to be confirmed. It’s certainly a step up from the PS4 though, which originally supported 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4) before being boosted to 802.11ac with the Slim and Pro models.