AMD Gonzalo Zen 2 Chip With Navi GPU Rumored For Next-Gen Xbox And PS5
Now, thanks to hardware leaker APISAK, we may have out first glimpse at an alleged APU that will form the heart of next-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony. The APU is reportedly called Gonzalo, and has been identified online with the following part number: 2G16002CE8JA2_32/10/10_13E9.
AMD Gonzalohttps://t.co/uSTurBfcx3— APISAK (@TUM_APISAK) January 18, 2019
According to analysis from both APISAK and ComputerBase, it's expected that the APU will feature an 8-core Zen 2 CPU with a base clock of 1.6GHz and a boost clock of 3.2GHz. More importantly, this CPU will be paired with a 7nm Navi GPU, which is AMD's next-generation graphics architecture. More specifically, the GPU is being called Navi 10 Lite.
Unfortunately, that's about all that could be decoded from the part number, so anything else is that we could infer about this APU would be pure speculation at this point.
However, the information above largely lines up with what we've heard from previous leaks regarding next-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony. For instance, Microsoft confirmed on-stage with AMD CEO Lisa Su that it would continue to use AMD processors for its next-generation Xbox console. The future Xbox console, codename Scarlett, is rumored to offer baseline performance of 60 fps at 4K resolution.
As for the Gonzalo APU mentioned in the tweet above, it is allegedly from Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5.