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The Road to #PS5 – RGN’s Breakdown of PlayStation 5’s Custom Integrated Circuitry

On March 18, 2020 in the absence of a Game Developer Conference event and with no E3 this year Sony took it upon themselves to host a new event they called The Road to PS5 which was primarily a dev-facing livestream providing technical specs and data on the details of why and how the PS5 works the way it does. I will warn you ahead of time, this is all very complicated subject matter most of which gamers don’t need to know, and even some of which devs won’t understand. But if you have a love and passion for tech we encourage you to take a closer look at what was shared.

The short version is PS5 will not be weak, it has a lot of custom hardware and software powering it, and it is not simply a half-baked PC thrown together with a PlayStation logo. However, Mark Cerny also reinforced what smart people have been telling us all along, which is that TFlops from last gen consoles are not comparable to that of new consoles, and CU counts are not either. To find out more, take this journey with us inside the brains of the PS5 console.

Mark Cerny spoke with a genuine, honest tone and was mostly good at making complex concepts palpable by telling viewers the benefits behind each spec, but there are a few extremely knowledgeable slides here which may leave some puzzled. It is important that as gamers we at least absorb some of this information as we have traditional measuring sticks becoming useless to tell what is needed for each individual pipeline making up the consoles, wearables, computers, and handheld devices we enjoy games on.

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Rumor: Sony considering cheaper price for PS5 + NEW Leaked PS5 Specs (9.625 TFlops Avg Performance)

Update 3/18/2020: The Road to #PS5 – RGN’s Breakdown of PlayStation 5’s Custom Integrated Circuitry

It seems the console wars really are back. 🔥

Today we have more leaked PS5 specs pointing to an overclocking attempt by Sony. According to these rumors, maximum performance of the PS5 is 10.25 TFlops with a base of 9 TFlops, making its average performance 9.625 TFlops to be exact). One of the more major differences between the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 seems to be the amount of GPU cores.

Xbox Series X has 56 CUs clocked at 1700MHz, or 2GHz (depending on which mode is engaged) using some amount of 560GB/s GDDR6 Memory. Performance: 12.2 TFlops

PlayStation 5 has 36 CUs clocked at 800MHz, 911MHz, or 2GHz (depending on which mode is engaged) using an unknown memory format (likely GDDR6 Memory). Performance: 10 TFlops

To explain what happened has happened and why / what this article is, we must first take a deeper look at the alleged PS5 specs.

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