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Rumoured Sony PS5/Next specifications leak

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Rumoured Sony PS5/Next specifications leak

Rumoured Sony PS5/Next specifications leak

Ever since the launch of Microsoft's Xbox One X, Sony has been rumoured to have started work on their next-generation console, the PS5. While the name PS5 isn't final, it sounds like backwards compatibility is key to Sony's design, offering support for existing PS4/PS4 Pro games, as well as their expected hardware upgrade plans. 

This data comes from SemiAccurate initially, from a pay-walled article which was later summarised at Resetera, revealing some of the hardware architectures behind the PS5 and no clear GPU TFLOP numbers, clock speeds or detailed specifications. 

Early reports say that the next PlayStation will use a Zen-based CPU from AMD and a custom GPU based on AMD's upcoming Navi graphics architecture. This hardware config is not far-fetched, as the PS4 Pro itself contained Vega-specific hardware features almost a year before Vega became available on PC, making it likely that the same thing could happen to Navi. 

The upgrade from the Jaguar CPUs used in the PS4 and PS4 Pro to Zen would offer a massive potential increase in performance, adding SMT (Simultaneous Multi-Threading) and a lot more per-core CPU throughput. Rumour has it that Sony has added a few VR features in-silicon to offer improved VR performance, making it seem like Sony has no plans to abandon PSVR anytime soon.  

Rumoured Sony PS5/Next specifications leak  (Sony's PS4 Pro Console)


SemiAccurate has also stated that they believe that developer kits for this upcoming console are already available and says that a 2018 release is not out of the question, though we doubt the viability of a 2018 launch. 

We think that Sony is more likely to release in 2019, a time where GDDR6 memory should be a lot readily available, and 7nm manufacturing processes should be available from both TSMC and GlobalFoundries. 7nm will allow Sony to create their next generation PlayStation with a much smaller silicon die and hopefully make higher clock speeds achievable. While Resetera says that dev kits are available for the PS5, it is likely that these dev kits are not using real PS5 silicon. 

Our guess is that Sony's next-generation PlayStation will release in November 2019, three years after the PS4 Pro and six years after the PS4, fitting nicely into a three-year console upgrade cycle. 

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04-04-2018, 06:23:15

Peace
Hmm... I guess, we will then be at a point, where consoles are the same as PCs... Now if only the cooling was as good, so the coolers don't have to scream into my ears like the regular PS4 does...Quote

04-04-2018, 06:58:58

Avet
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Originally Posted by Peace Ð View Post
Hmm... I guess, we will then be at a point, where consoles are the same as PCs... Now if only the cooling was as good, so the coolers don't have to scream into my ears like the regular PS4 does...
Nope. They will never be powerfull as PCs.Quote

05-04-2018, 00:56:33

nfsmw_gr
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Originally Posted by Avet View Post
Nope. They will never be powerfull as PCs.
Actually they already are as powerful as PCs, at their respected price points at least.
I can't see building a new pc for 300€ which comes close to PS4's gaming potential.
It's plain wrong to compare without setting price points, of course a high end 1000€+ machine will wreck a console but the cost is getting out of hand.Quote

05-04-2018, 06:48:10

Avet
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Originally Posted by nfsmw_gr View Post
Actually they already are as powerful as PCs, at their respected price points at least.
I can't see building a new pc for 300€ which comes close to PS4's gaming potential.
It's plain wrong to compare without setting price points, of course a high end 1000€+ machine will wreck a console but the cost is getting out of hand.
You can argue as much as you want but the answer is still no.

Do consoles have their place in the world yes. But they are nowhere near the power of PC. Their performance is trickery. They lower the details on the fly, and limit FPS often to 30 FPS. Oh yea... That is not the proper gaming experience.

PC was and always will be... I will quote nVidia on this... The Way It's Meant to be PlayedQuote

05-04-2018, 08:14:57

nfsmw_gr
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Originally Posted by Avet View Post
You can argue as much as you want but the answer is still no.

Do consoles have their place in the world yes. But they are nowhere near the power of PC. Their performance is trickery. They lower the details on the fly, and limit FPS often to 30 FPS. Oh yea... That is not the proper gaming experience.

PC was and always will be... I will quote nVidia on this... The Way It's Meant to be Played
Well, a quote from myself then:"A real gamer plays on anything as long as he has fun. "
I own a somewhat expensive RYZEN system, an aged PS3, a non comparable 3DS and more systems and I'm not a blind fan of any platform.
I play on anything and enjoy it, either if that's the way to be played or not.
I just stated the truth regarding consoles.
No pc for all I know can be built for 300€ that comes close to the PS4's gaming potential.
Even with it's 30fps or lowered details on some occasions.
None.
Prove me wrong if you can.
Even the cheapest RYZEN G APU system costs significantly more and may not perform as well in games.
Price point is the whole topic here.
Of course PCS will always be faster with infinite budget, but the majority of gamers want to spend as little as possible that's why consoles sell so much.
In any case this conversation is over from my end, I won't reply anymore, you can keep any opinion you like, you might not get me, but someone else definitely will, we clearly don't think alike and that's ok.Quote
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