We now know the full specifications for both PS5 hardware SKU’s. They are simple and easy to understand. One has a disc drive and the other does not. Otherwise they are identical. But, one of them has a larger power supply than the other.
Below are the full specs for each console:
|CPU||x86-64-AMD Ryzen™ “Zen 2”|
8 Cores / 16 Threads
Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
|GPU||AMD Radeon™ RDNA 2-based graphics engine|
Ray Tracing Acceleration
Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
|System Memory||GDDR6 16GB|
5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)
|Optical Drive||Ultra HD Blu-ray (66G/100G) ~10xCAVBD-ROM (25G/50G) ~8xCAVBD-R/RE (25G/50G) ~8xCAVDVD ~3.2xCLV|
|PS5 Game Disc||Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/disc|
|Video Out||HDMI™ OUT port|
Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)
|Audio||“Tempest” 3D AudioTech|
|Dimensions||PS5: Approx. 390mm x 104mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)PS5 Digital Edition: Approx. 390mm x 92mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)|
|Weight||PS5: 4.5kgPS5 Digital Edition: 3.9kg|
|Power||PS5: 350W, PS5 Digital Edition: 340W|
|Input/Output||USB Type-A port (Hi-Speed USB)USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2|
USB Type-C® port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)
|Networking||Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/axBluetooth® 5.1|
The console with the disc drive features a 350 Watt power supply. Comparatively the PS5 Digital Edition console has a modest decrease in wattage by 10 Watts, a meagre 340 Watts!
Disc drives are used less and less on consoles. They simply are used to install discs and then are used to license check your game. After this they are pretty much left dormant. Maybe this is why the decrease in wattage isn’t as much as you would expect.