Four years in the making, Sony’s PlayStation 5 is turning heads months before its expected release. Not only will the PS5 drastically outperform its predecessor, but the device’s rumored graphics ability is even a step above the industry-leading GeForce GTX 2070 and 2070 super.
System architect, Mark Cerny, released the specs earlier this year. Ostensibly, the console will support 8k resolution, ray tracing, and have “much faster loading times.” What does this mean in terms of processing power?
By comparison, the PS4 Pro and the XBOX One X GPUs run at 911 MHz and 1172 MHz, respectively. The PS5 will offer a blistering 2 GHz of processing speed. If the rumors are accurate, a rendering that takes 15 seconds to load on the PS4 could render in under one second on the PS5.
Oberon A0.— 比屋定さんの戯れ言@Komachi (@KOMACHI_ENSAKA) August 12, 2019
Gen2 : GFXCLK = 2.000GHz
Gen1 : GFXCLK = 0.911Ghz
Gen0 : GFXCLK = 0.800Ghz.
It all started with the work of Kamochi, a Twitter user who is known for is hardware/tech info leaks. He leaked the Oberon sample clocks, with Gen2 rumored to be on par with the PS5’s Radeon DNA microarchitecture.
Twitter user Is a Parrot confirmed the information, claiming that this gives RDNA 9.2 Teraflops of performance. If that doesn’t mean anything to you, all you need to know is that the PS5 is going to be an impressive machine.
Twice as powerful as the X1X and nearly as powerful as the RTX 2080, the PS5 will be revolutionary in terms of the computing capability of consoles.
It won’t be cheap, however. We don’t yet know the release date, what games it’s bundled with, or cost of the newest system, but it’s safe to say that the PS5 will come with a hefty price tag. Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2070 Super is $499, and the RTX 2080 is $799. The PS5, whose graphics performance is bookended by these two GPUs, will probably cost users close to $599. Considering the system’s capabilities, Sony’s newest generation of consoles will be well worth the cost.