Sony Playstation 5 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Sony Playstation 5 is a 8 core processor. It can handle 16 threads simultaneously and was introduced in Q3/2020. The Sony Playstation 5 is based on the 3. generation of the AMD Ryzen 7 series and requires a mainboard with the socket BGA. The Sony Playstation 5 scores 992 points with one CPU core in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. When using all CPU cores, the result is 6,635 points.
Sony Playstation 5

CPU lineage

Here you can see which group the Sony Playstation 5 belongs to and which processor is the predecessor of the Sony Playstation 5.

Name: Sony Playstation 5
Family: AMD Ryzen 7 (67)
CPU group: AMD Ryzen 4000G (22)
Architecture: Renoir (Zen 2)
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 3
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 8 CPU cores of the Sony Playstation 5 clock with 3.00 GHz (3.50 GHz). The number of CPU cores and the clock frequency of the processor are largely responsible for the overall performance.

CPU Cores / Threads: 8 / 16
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 8x Zen 2
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 3.00 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.50 GHz
Turbo Frequency (8 Cores): 3.50 GHz

Internal Graphics

With the AMD Custom Radeon Graphics (Playstation 5), the Sony Playstation 5 has an build in graphic solution. It has 36 SM processors, which have a total of 2304 texture shaders. The iGPU not only enables games, but also significantly accelerates video playback.

GPU name: AMD Custom Radeon Graphics (Playstation 5)
GPU frequency: 2.23 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Compute units: 36
Shader: 2304
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q3/2021
Max. displays: 1
Generation: 1
Direct X: 12
Technology: 7 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 8 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors that have an integrated graphics can play videos faster and more efficiently. This can have a positive effect on the battery life of notebooks, for example.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode / Encode
VP9: Decode / Encode
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Sony Playstation 5 supports up to 16 GB memory in up to 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum memory bandwidth of 448.0 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
GDDR6
448.0 GB/s
Max. Memory: 16 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 4.0 x 12
PCIe Bandwidth: 23.6 GB/s

Thermal Management

With the TDP, the processor manufacturer specifies the cooling solution required for the processor. The Sony Playstation 5 has a TDP of 65 W.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 65 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

The Sony Playstation 5 has a 8.00 MB large cache. The processor is manufactured in 7 nm. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

Technology: 7 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: BGA
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 8.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Virtualization: AMD-V, SVM
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
Release date: Q3/2020
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: --

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Sony Playstation 5 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-7567U Intel Core i7-7567U
2C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
1067
Intel Core i7-8750H Intel Core i7-8750H
6C 12T @ 4.10 GHz
1059
AMD Ryzen 7 2700 AMD Ryzen 7 2700
8C 16T @ 4.10 GHz
1057
Sony Playstation 5 Sony Playstation 5
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
1056
Intel Core i5-8500B Intel Core i5-8500B
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1052
Intel Core i5-8500 Intel Core i5-8500
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1052
Intel Core i5-1030NG7 Intel Core i5-1030NG7
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
1049

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Microsoft XBox Series S Microsoft XBox Series S
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
9894
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
9704
Intel Core i7-1355U Intel Core i7-1355U
10C 12T @ 1.70 GHz
9687
Sony Playstation 5 Sony Playstation 5
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
9625
Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
9569
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
9555
Intel Core i5-11500H Intel Core i5-11500H
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
9532

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i3-9300T Intel Core i3-9300T
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
996
Intel Xeon E3-1265L v3 Intel Xeon E3-1265L v3
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
996
Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4
22C 44T @ 3.60 GHz
994
Sony Playstation 5 Sony Playstation 5
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
992
Intel Core i5-10500TE Intel Core i5-10500TE
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
990
Intel Processor N100 Intel Processor N100
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
989
Intel Core i5-8257U Intel Core i5-8257U
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
989

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD EPYC 7551P AMD EPYC 7551P
32C 64T @ 2.55 GHz
6676
Intel Core i5-11500H Intel Core i5-11500H
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
6672
AMD Ryzen 5 5500GT AMD Ryzen 5 5500GT
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
6637
Sony Playstation 5 Sony Playstation 5
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
6635
Intel Core i5-12500T Intel Core i5-12500T
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
6625
Intel Core i5-11400H Intel Core i5-11400H
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
6576
AMD Ryzen Embedded V2516 AMD Ryzen Embedded V2516
6C 12T @ 2.10 GHz
6575

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
403
Intel Core i5-8500 Intel Core i5-8500
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
403
Intel Core i7-8850H Intel Core i7-8850H
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
403
Sony Playstation 5 Sony Playstation 5
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
402
Intel Core i5-8279U Intel Core i5-8279U
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
402
Intel Core i3-1005G1 Intel Core i3-1005G1
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
402
Intel Core i7-7600U Intel Core i7-7600U
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
400

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-11260H Intel Core i5-11260H
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
3831
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
3751
Intel Core i5-11400H Intel Core i5-11400H
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
3745
Sony Playstation 5 Sony Playstation 5
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
3735
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
3734
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
3709
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
3689

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Apple M2 Max (30-GPU) Apple M2 Max (30-GPU)
Apple M2 Max (30 Core) @ 1.40 GHz
10650
Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
Apple M3 Max (30 Core) @ 1.40 GHz
10650
Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) Apple M1 Max (32-GPU)
Apple M1 Max (32 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
10600
Sony Playstation 5 Sony Playstation 5
AMD Custom Radeon Graphics (Playstation 5) @ 2.23 GHz
10300
Apple M1 Max (24-GPU) Apple M1 Max (24-GPU)
Apple M1 Max (24 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
7830
Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
Apple M2 Pro (19 Core) @ 1.40 GHz
6745
Apple M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU)
Apple M3 Pro (18 Core) @ 1.40 GHz
6390

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
16325
AMD Ryzen 5 4500 AMD Ryzen 5 4500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
16220
Intel Xeon E5-2667 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2667 v2
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
16165
Sony Playstation 5 Sony Playstation 5
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
16095
Intel Core i5-11500H Intel Core i5-11500H
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
16082
Intel Xeon Silver 4214 Intel Xeon Silver 4214
12C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
16079
Intel Xeon W-11865MLE Intel Xeon W-11865MLE
8C 16T @ 2.70 GHz
15988

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