According to a new leak, Sony has already revealed the key PS5 specs and details in a meeting with some partners and developers. The meeting allegedly took place the day after the soft reveal for the PS5. The company also talked about the backward compatibility and the future market strategy.
PS5 leak mentions 3.2GHz Zen 2 CPU, 12.9TF Navi GPU, & More
Sony’s strategic PlayStation 5 reveal gave us a rough picture of their next-gen console. In an interview with Wired, the PlayStation system architect Mark Cerny talked about the PS5 in general, while keeping the specifics under wraps. However, the situation is different for partners and developers.
According to a Reddit post by user u/17791, Sony held a special event the day after the PS5 unveiling, where the invitees were informed about the specific technical details of the product.
As proof of the authenticity of the information, the Reddit user offered two images, one of a large Sony meeting room and the other of a lobby where the “NY” part of “SONY” is just visible in the background.
That said, there is no evidence that the PlayStation 5 was the subject of the event. So I would advise you to take it all with a huge grain of salt until official confirmation.
The leak suggests that the PlayStation 5 comes with an octa-core AMD Zen 2 CPU clocked at 3.2GHz. The 7nm Ryzen is coupled with a custom version of the Navi graphics unit, which is equipped with 56 compute units and ray-tracing hardware.
The GPU is clocked at 1.8GHz and is expected to deliver a theoretical computing power of 12.9 TFLOPs. Meanwhile, the remaining key specs can already be found in the product code of the AMD Gonzalo APU that appeared in the benchmark databases earlier this month.
In terms of memory, the PlayStation 5 is said to feature 24GB RAM, though there is no word on the memory type or bandwidth. But, if a previous rumor is be believed, the total memory would comprise of 20GB GDDR6 clocked at 880 Gb/s and 4GB DDR4 that is reserved for the operating system.
Further, Sony won’t rely exclusively on Solid State solution; instead, it is planning to use a combination of a custom embedded SSD paired with HDD. For this, the company could use AMD’s alternative to Intel’s Optane, known as StoreMI.
Reportedly, there was no mention of the PSVR 2 during the meeting. The source on Reddit also alleges that the next PlayStation will be backwards compatible but only natively with PS4. The PS3 compatibility will stay as part of PS Now for the foreseeable future.