PlayStation 5 is being touted as a powerhouse of a system ever since it was confirmed that the PlayStation 5 was under development. Now an insider has said that its graphical power is almost double that of the PS4, in terms of teraflops.
The news comes from respected Japanese tech hardware insider @Komachi_Ensaka. It has been hinted by them that the PS5 could be so powerful that its GPU could be clocked to 2GHz, and that “this equates to 9.2 TF (teraflops) of the RDNA architecture”. To put that in perspective, the PS4 has only 4.2 teraflops of graphical power.
Gen2 : GFXCLK = 2.000GHz
Gen1 : GFXCLK = 0.911Ghz
Gen0 : GFXCLK = 0.800Ghz.
— 比屋定さんの戯れ言@Komachi (@KOMACHI_ENSAKA) August 12, 2019
The tweet shows three different clock speeds. The reason for this is that PlayStation 5 is reportedly backward compatible with the current PlayStation generation, meaning that it will be able to act as both a PS4 and PS4 Pro. This is backed up in the Tweet’s clock speeds, with 0.800Ghz the speed of the PS4 and 0.911Ghz the speed of the PS4 Pro.
Now, eagle-eyed gamers will have seen that “Oberon A0” is mentioned at the top of the Tweet. That is a codename for a platform which supposedly has ties to both the Ariel GPU and Gonzalo APU that have previously been linked to the PS5, adding weight to these clock speeds.
Another link has been discovered adding credibility to the previous leak.
1. Oberon codename uses an Ariel GPU.
2. Ariel is linked to the Gonzalo APU.
3. Oberon clocks of 800 MHz and 911 MHz are a that of PS4 and PS4 Pro for backward compatibility
It’s looking like PS5! https://t.co/G0YizDcc1b
— Is A Parrot (@isaparrot) August 14, 2019
Now if that 2GHz clock speed / 9.2 teraflops performance is accurate, then that means the PS5 is going to be an order of magnitude more powerful than any other video console that has been released to date, including the most powerful console in the world right now, the Xbox One X.
That’s because that 9.2 TF figure compares in performance to a state-of-the-art Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, which is capable of delivering 10 TF, and is one of the very best graphics cards currently on the market.
Then, when you factor in the fact that the PlayStation 5 is called to boast a custom-built, highly-optimized GPU that is designed to allow PlayStation game makers to squeeze every last drop of power from it, and all signs are pointing to the PS5 being able to deliver 4K, 120Hz gaming with ease, and even push on into 8K gaming with the help of the new PlayStation’s “special sauce”.
Are you excited for the PlayStation 5? We sure are!