Fans are eagerly waiting for next gen consoles from both Sony and Microsoft, and with good reason. The PS5 and the Xbox Series X are touted to be the most powerful consoles yet, and if the leaked specs are to be believed, they might as well just be.
As reported by Eurogamer, the PS5 will pack in a 9.2 teraflop GPU, which is a huge jump from the current-gen PS4, with its theoretical max GPU power of 1.84 teraflops. It will also be moving to GDDR6 memory, much like the latest NVIDIA Turing and AMD Navi graphics cards.
We know that the PS5 will have custom Navi GPUs, and the Digital Foundry report lists the specs as the following: 36 Navi compute units running at 2000 MHz. Compare that to the PS4 PRO, which has 36 GCN compute units running at 911 MHz.
Now, it was revealed earlier that the PS5 will feature backwards compatibility, and we may now have an idea about how it will do so. The report says that the GPU will have three modes, which will help it play backwards compatible titles from the PS4 and PS4 Pro. There’s a ‘gen 2’ mode which will be responsible for handling all the next-gen games, while ‘gen 1’ and ‘gen 0’ modes will take care of the backwards compatible titles.
While there aren’t any specific details about the Xbox Series X Specs, the report does talk about the possibility of 12 teraflops of GPU power. For the PS5, here’s an excerpt from the article:
“Meanwhile, the PlayStation 5 spec outlined in the leak points toward a device with more of a balance between price and performance,” DF’s Richard Leadbetter writes. “Assuming we’re looking at a not implausible 16GB of GDDR6 and a 1TB SSD, this is still an expensive-looking device – but stacked up against the monstrous Series X, it obviously stands more of a chance of hitting the magic $399 launch price-point.”
Do keep in mind that none of the above information has been confirmed officially by Sony, so it’s always better to take news like this with a grain of salt. The PS5 is set to launch Holiday season 2020. Let us know your thoughts about the leaked specs in the comments and stay tuned for more updates!
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