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New ‘PlayStation 5 Leak’ Suggests It’s An Absolute Beast Of A Machine

We’re (probably) just over a year away from having the PlayStation 5 on store shelves and in Amazon baskets, but Sony’s keeping pretty quiet on a lot of details about its upcoming console.

Despite a tonne of information given by Sony console architect Mark Cerny a few weeks ago, there’s still a lot we have no clue about.

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However, we might have just learned a lot of VERY interesting things about the next PlayStation, and it’s all thanks to Reddit [via T3].

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As always, take these leaks with a big ol’ helping of salt.

Posting on the r/PS5 subreddit, a user by the name of 17791 claims to be the friends of someone who managed to get into an exclusive Sony event, showcasing the PS5.

17791 writes: “A close friend of mine was at a Sony meeting due to the nature of his work.

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“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)

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“24GB RAM (Type or bandwidth wasn’t mentioned)

“Custom embeded Solid State solution paired with HDD.

“No mention of PSVR 2. At all.

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“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.”

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The post, which is now nearly two weeks old, seems to have been mostly overlooked by the Reddit community, probably due to its anonymous claims.

However, the OP did share the following image along with the story, which they claim was taken at this meeting.

Credit: Reddit/17791

We might not know whether or not the ‘leak’ is true, but if it is, then the PS5 is going to be an absolute beast of a games console judging from the supposed specs.

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What do you think about the ‘leak’? True, or impossible?

Featured Image Credit: Sony/Jim Ryan