The end is nigh for the PlayStation 4 as the current generation of console gaming comes to a close.
Sony has said that 2020 is the likeliest time for a release date of its next console, with people speculating that the PlayStation 5 will be dropping in November of that year.
Although a lot of the information we’ve gotten on the PS5 comes from rumours and supposed leaks, we’ve finally gotten a leak we can trust – because it’s come in the form of a video.
Takashi Mochizuki, tech analyst at the Wall Street Journal, shared the following clip to Twitter, with the words: “Sony’s official video comparing performance of PS4 Pro vs next-gen PlayStation.”
As you can see in the clip, the difference between the PlayStation 4 Pro and the next-generation console is pretty impressive, and it’s not really too surprising when you consider the specs of the upcoming console.
Mark Cerny, PS5 architect, confirmed in an interview with WIRED that the new console has an AMD manufactured chip, and is based on the third generation of AMD’s Ryzen line, with 8 cores of the new 7nm Zen 2 micro-architecture.
The GPU is a custom Radeon Navi solution and will support ray tracing for the most realistic experience.
Over on Reddit , another supposed leak (please take with a pinch of salt) goes into a little more detail about the PS5, though this is yet to be confirmed.
17791 writes: “A close friend of mine was at a Sony meeting due to the nature of his work.
“The meeting took place the day after the [Mark Cerny] PS5 article went up. He’s sent me some details about what was mentioned at this meeting and has given me the greenlight to say some things that were mentioned:
“8 core Zen 2, clocked at 3.2Ghz.
“Custom Navi GPU, 56CU, 1.8Ghz, 12.9TF. RT is hardware based, co engineered by AMD and Sony. (They believe the RT hardware is the basis for the rumour that Navi was built for Sony)
“24GB RAM (Type or bandwidth wasn’t mentioned)
“Custom embeded Solid State solution paired with HDD.
“No mention of PSVR 2. At all.
“PS4 native backwards compatibility, Boost mode being worked on. No mention of enhanced titles. PS3 BC will stay as part of PS Now for the foreseeable future.
“It may not as powerful as some think, Sony say they want a balanced machine that’s powerful with limited potential for bottlenecks. My friend also said Sony as of recently wants to position itself as a premium brand and this will be the messaging focus.
“That’s all I can share and all I know. I’m just a messenger and this is a throwaway account though so I won’t be answering questions.”
From the looks of the tweet, whatever the PS5 will have, it’s going to be an absolute beast.
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