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Sony's PlayStation 5 will reportedly use am 8-core Ryzen-based processor

Expect a huge leap in the CPU performance of next-generation consoles

Sony reveals more about its PlayStation 5 console - No Codenames, its PS5

Sony's PlayStation 5 will reportedly use an 8-core Ryzen-based processor

Yesterday, Sony revealed a lot of new information about their PlayStation 5 console, highlighting several major hardware upgrades. These upgrades range from support for raytracing in-silicon to the console's use of 100GB Blu Ray Disks and the system's SSD upgrade. 

The Japanese publication Famitsu has stated that Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5 console will utilise an AMD 8-core processor. This processor is said to be based on AMD's Ryzen "Zen 2" line of products. This processor will reportedly offer users eight cores and sixteen threads, making it the first Sony console to support SMT. 

This makes sense for the PlayStation 5, as Sony plans to provide full PlayStation 4 backwards compatibility on their new console. Since the PlayStation 4 offers users eight AMD Jaguar CPU cores, it makes sense for the PlayStation 5 to use an 8-core x86 processor. Given the performance advantages of AMD's Zen CPU architecture, we can expect the PlayStation 5 to offer developers a lot more single-threaded and multi-threaded CPU performance than the PlayStation 4. 

Though the power of the PlayStation 5's processor, high framerate game simulations should become a lot more achievable, as will advanced physics and other CPU-heavy effects. Aside from graphical upgrades, these changes will help to deliver a true generational leap over today's console hardware, delivering more than just the GPU power boost that's needed to offer higher game resolutions. When combined with the console's SSD update, the PlayStation 5 will be able to create larger, more interactive, game worlds that have minimal load times. 

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09-10-2019, 10:37:03

Dicehunter
Awesome !

The leap from the 8 core Jaguar CPU to the Zen 2 8 C/16T will be a maHOOsive leap.Quote

09-10-2019, 14:34:30

NeverBackDown
Why is this even an article? We already knew it was Zen 2 based. You can confirm this info from April of this year when Sony announced it.Quote

09-10-2019, 18:22:18

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Why is this even an article? We already knew it was Zen 2 based. You can confirm this info from April of this year when Sony announced it.
The new information is the apparent confirmation of eight cores and sixteen threads. That's a big deal given the cost of an 8-core Zen 2 CPU today.Quote

09-10-2019, 21:04:43

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
The new information is the apparent confirmation of eight cores and sixteen threads. That's a big deal given the cost of an 8-core Zen 2 CPU today.
We already knew it was 8 cores, it's not difficult to imagine 16 threads. I mean Zen is a multi-threaded monster, why take away it's best performance factor?

If sony was using off the shelf parts, it wouldn't cost much of a difference to have it. Though it's more than likely custom. If it's already there, why not keep it? Just can't see it being too much of a cost difference factor. The way Zen is designed as well it might even be more detrimental to remove it. Though that's speculation.


If anything the biggest announcement this shows, is really just how expensive the console will be.Quote

10-10-2019, 06:11:03

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
We already knew it was 8 cores, it's not difficult to imagine 16 threads. I mean Zen is a multi-threaded monster, why take away it's best performance factor?

If sony was using off the shelf parts, it wouldn't cost much of a difference to have it. Though it's more than likely custom. If it's already there, why not keep it? Just can't see it being too much of a cost difference factor. The way Zen is designed as well it might even be more detrimental to remove it. Though that's speculation.


If anything the biggest announcement this shows, is really just how expensive the console will be.
That was not officially confirmed. That was assumed given the core count on today's consoles.Quote
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