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Is PS5 Able to Play 4K?


Hence Sony has officially confirmed that the PS5 will release globally "in time for Holiday 2020", many attentional rumors and leaks are surrounding its performance & specification. There are rumors and concerns about the capability that PS5 is not competent to run a native 4K game on the console: An anonymous Capcom developer reveals that there isn’t the ideal performance when running the Capcom games engine, which will power Resident Evil 8. Also, the tipster claims to have "heard from other devs that PS5 struggles with 4K games in particular".

PS5 and it's UND support
According to official announcement, the new 4K UHD playback is supported on PS5

There are rumors and myths here for sure to the arriving PS5 system, one is because Sony not yet fully release the configuration and hardware specification of the PS5. One thing we can confirm besides all these uncertainties is the capability of 4K UHD video playback that PS5 has".

How can PS5 playback UHD 4K movies?

Two Versions

According to the official claim, there will be two different version of PS5 consoles will be released in parallel. The classical version will be deployed with an optical disc driver like its predecessor. Also, a “Digital version” with no disc driver attached will be sold at the same time.

PS5 appearance

Hence the optical driver is confirm to be carried on the classical version, which indicated that PS5 4K is Supported. There is no doubt that a performed BD-DVD playback function will be contained in the final console we can shop at Walmart.

Hardware support

Given the tradition of Playstation series’ Blu-ray playback support (Sony is the biggest dominator & advocator in the Blu-ray standard), there will be more evidences if we check the previous PS consoles and their video playback capability.


Physical Disc support

Features

PS3

PS4

PAL standard

YES

NO

Audio CDs, CD-R/-RW, Super Audio CDs

YES

NO

DVD Video with region coding of 2 or ALL

YES

YES

DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW

YES

YES

Blu-ray Discs (BD) containing video content with region code

YES

YES

BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE

YES

YES


USB Media Player Supported Format:

Format

PS3

PS4

H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile (AAC LC)

Supported

Supported(till newest Level 4.2)

MPEG4 ASP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level 4.2

Not supported

Supported

MPEG-1 (MPEG Audio Layer 2)

Supported

Supported

MPEG-2 PS (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2, AAC LC, AC3(Dolby Digital), LPCM)

Supported

Supported

MPEG-2 TS(MPEG2 Audio Layer 2, AC3(Dolby Digital), AAC LC)

Supported

Supported

MPEG-2 TS(H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, AAC LC)

Supported

Supported

AVCHD (.m2ts, .mts)

Supported

Supported

XAVC S™ (.mp4)

Supported

Supported

A reasonable guessing is that the PS5 will at least support all media format that both of its predecessor can achieve (to play), and the higher profile & newest standard will be approved play on the console.

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The AV1 hardware support

Hardware Support

From the technology view, the specification Sony yet unveiled will support 4K UHD video playback (both from optical disc and digital source) without question.

Component

Specification

CPU

8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz

GPU

AMD 36CUs at 2.23GHz

GPU Architecture

Customized RDNA 2

Memory

16GB GDDR6

Memory Bandwidth

448GB/s

Storage

825GB Customised SSD

I/O Throughput

5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)

Optical Drive (Optional)

4K UHD Blu-ray Drive

Since the hardware configuration will surely confirmed the capability of 4K UHD playback. The Digital version of PS5 obtains no BD-DVD optical driver, the most possible 4K UHD playback option for PS5 digital version is most likely, by the online streaming service. Sony has not yet claimed if they would continue to support the USB movie/video playback as they’ve done on PS4. It’s quite hard to make the final judgment due to a lack of information and stressing IP policy & DRM protection. But it will be a cheerful thing if Sony allows customers to enjoy more of their common rights for sure.

How Good the PS5 Will be at Playing UHD 4K?

With the high-performance AMD deeply customized CPU & GPU, plus the newest breakout of Sony’s DRAM SSD technology, there is highly promising that Sony could achieve their target: The 8K output. 8K output means that the PS5 will be compatible with 4320p resolution displays, imagine that you will enjoy your movie at least at 4K resolution big screen and hopefully 8K could be expected.

Let us wait until the day it officially released, that all mysterious will be dissolved. One thing surely confirmed is the PS5 supports UHD 4K playback without any problem.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

author-Jack Watt

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Jack Watt is a sought-after editor at Digiarty. He is responsible for digital and multimedia world, delivering definitive video and audio related software reviews, enlightening guides, and incisive analysis. As a fan of Apple, Jack Watt also brings his experience to more readers and focuses on writing of the Apple ecosystem at large.

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