Sony PS5 DevKit's Navi GPU Rumored To Flex 12 Teraflops Alongside Zen 2 CPU

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We all know that Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5 is going to be a performance monster; well at least compared to the existing PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro. In an interview last month, the chief architect for PlayStation hardware confirmed that the PlayStation 5 will be packing a 7nm Zen 2 CPU along with a 7nm Navi-based Radeon GPU.

That should be more than enough to deliver stout 4K gaming muscle across the board complete with support real-time ray tracing effects. Sony has even hinted at the possibility of 8K gaming for the PlayStation 5.

Now, a new rumor is making the rounds, and it comes from industry insider Benji-Sales. According to his [since deleted] tweet leak, the PlayStation 5 devkit -- which has already been leaked in these alleged images -- has a Navi GPU that is rated at nearly 13 teraflops of compute performance. He also says that there is "tons of ultra fast RAM" at the system's disposal.

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Alleged PlayStation 5 devkit

To put that in perspective, here's what current generation gaming consoles are capable of with respect to graphics compute performance:

  • Xbox One: 1.31 teraflops
  • Xbox One S: 1.4 teraflops
  • Xbox One X: 6 teraflops
  • PlayStation 4: 1.84 teraflops 
  • PlayStation 4 Pro: 4.2 teraflops

In other words, we're looking at roughly twice the GPU performance of the Xbox One X and three times that of the PlayStation 4 Pro. Both of those consoles are technically capable of playing titles at 4K, but the PlayStation 5 will be on a completely different level.

In addition to the incredibly fast CPU, GPU, and RAM, the PlayStation 5 will also feature a standard SSD that is faster than anything currently available on the consumer market according to Sony. All of this adds up to a gaming machine that will should be able to deliver excellent visuals at stunning frame rates. 

With that being said, we still have to wait at least a year before the PlayStation 5 actually hits the market. Our best guess puts the console going on sale sometime during the Holiday 2020 shopping season.