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Sony is much more forthcoming with details on the coming PlayStation 5 than it has been with information on past consoles. An alleged PS5 dev kit has been seen in the wild already and Sony has also said that the pricing of the PS5 will be appealing, given the advanced features and hardware that it offers. A new video has turned up that is from Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki. He was at a Sony event where a demonstration pitting the load times of the current PS4 Pro and the coming PS5 was shown off. The game used in the demo is Marvel's Spider-Man. The speed difference between the two consoles is dramatic, and PlayStation chief Mark Cerny hinted at these blazing fast load speeds... Read more...
When Sony releases its PlayStation 5 console in 2020 (or whenever), it will not be edible. We are not expecting it to be, anyway. However, it will contain a "special sauce" whipped up by AMD, in the form of a custom system-on-chip (SoC) based on the company's upcoming Zen 2 CPU and Navi GPU architectures. AMD is understandably excited about the PS5. The company has a stranglehold on the high-end console market, and major console launches are a bit of a big deal—they only come around once every few years for Sony and Microsoft, in between which are less exciting incremental upgrades, like the PlayStation 4 Slim and Xbox One S. As we have already covered, the PS5 represents a major advancement... Read more...
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... Read more...
Sony has been rather forthcoming with details of its next generation PlayStation 5 game console and though the new system isn’t as close to reality as we would like, there’s certainly a lot of information on the AMD-powered game cosole out there that we’ve been mining and reporting recently on for passionate gamers. Let’s run down a list of what we know and see if we can paint a clearer picture of what to expect with the next generation Sony PS5. PlayStation 5 Specs And Backwards Compatibility Sony hasn't been shy about committing to what gamers can expect under the hood of the machine that some say has been running around in certain developer circles in dev kit form... Read more...
Sony and other game console makers are normally very coy with information about their next generation hardware. Sony is surprisingly forthcoming with details on the unreleased PlayStation 5 game console, having confirmed already that the machine will have an AMD Zen 2-based processor and Navi-based Radeon GPU. Sony has also said that the price will be appealing given the hardware inside. Naturally, it's reported that Microsoft's next-gen Xbox will be even more advanced. Gamers who have been hoping that the PS5 might get official and be available to purchase this year may not want to hear this. Sony has shed a bit of light on its launch plans for the PS5 during a recent earnings call.... Read more...
For those that are into console gaming (versus the clearly superior PC gaming experience), the revelation of the hardware details behind the upcoming PlayStation 5 gaming console were incredibly exciting. As we learned from PlayStation hardware chief Mark Cerny, the PlayStation 5 will be powered by an octa-core AMD Zen 2-based Ryzen processor that is backed by a Radeon Navi GPU. Cerny also revealed that the SoC will have a dedicated 3D audio hardware along with a super-fast SSD that offers superior performance to anything that that is currently available on the consumer market. Oh, and we can't forget that that due to it having a similar architecture, the PlayStation 5 will... Read more...
It feels like the current generation Xbox and PlayStation consoles have been around forever, if clumping up iterations into the same generation (such as the Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X for Microsoft, and PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Slim, and PlayStation 4 Pro for Sony). New consoles are on the horizon, however, and Sony recently revealed some tantalizing details about its PlayStation 5. How can Microsoft respond? Before we go any further, forget about the disc-less Xbox One S All Digital edition that is up for preorder for $250. That is not the next-gen Xbox we want to focus on. It's not a next-gen console at all, and is basically an Xbox One S without the optical drive, which makes... Read more...
We’ve been hearing a lot over the past few months about the hardware that will power the next generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony. Most speculation has centered around both consoles being powered by 7nm AMD Zen 2-based processors that are backed with 7nm Navi-based Radeon GPUs. Today, a new report is shedding more light on the hardware that will specifically be going inside the Sony PlayStation 5 – or whatever the gaming console will end up being called. Wired has an exclusive sit-down with Mark Cerny, who serves as the lead system architect for the PlayStation 5 (it was also a title he held for the current generation PlayStation 4 family of gaming consoles). Cerny... Read more...
The time is drawing near for the next generation of game consoles, as the PS4 and Xbox One are certainly getting long in the tooth. Sony has mostly dominated this generation of the console wars with its PlayStation 4 selling 94 million units, surprisingly distancing itself from Microsoft's offering. Microsoft is working on a lower price current generation Xbox One S that lacks an optical drive, tipped for launch May 7 and aiming at luring buyers from the PS4. However, a new leak is making the rounds that alleges to be an image of the net generation Sony PlayStation 5 devkit  console and controller. One glance at the image (seen initially on Reddit though it has since been removed... Read more...
When it comes to AMD's Zen 2 processor architecture, the company has only confirmed two product families to date. The first announced was the company's second-generation EPYC family of server processors, and last week at CES the company previewed its Ryzen 3000 family of mainstream desktop processors.  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... Read more...
This is most definitely the era of the retro console with Nintendo, Atari (the Atari VCS is up for pre-order now) and others in on the retro console action. Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is considering stepping into that retro console realm as well with a revival of the PlayStation One console. Word of the possibility of a retro console from Sony comes from a source that should have a very good idea of what's in the pipeline. That source is SIE president Takeshi Kodera. His translated tweet reads, "Our company is always digging up past assets, and I think there are various ways to do it. There have been discussions happening (in the company) on what kind of ways there are." A revival of... Read more...
The Sony PlayStation 4 is getting a little long in the tooth. What was once state of the art (for a gaming console) back in 2013 is now headed towards the end of its current lifecycle. That last statement actually comes directly from Sony PlayStation chief John Kodera. Kodera made the comments during Sony's Corporate Strategy Meeting, which were then translated into English. PS chief Kodera: PS4 is entering final phase of its life cycle, which would have negative impact to the unit, but recurring revenue via membership services etc should cushion some of that.— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) May 22, 2018 As a result of the PlayStation 4’s “advanced” age, there is expected... Read more...
There have been rumors flying around that Sony might launch the PlayStation 5 in late 2018. If you were hoping that these rumors might add up to an unveil at E3 2018 next month, that seems less likely now. An official statement from Sony talking about what the E3 show will cover has been published and the focus will be on four games rather than hardware. Sony will have its E3 conference a month from now on June 11 at 6:00pm PST. If you aren’t going to be at the show, Sony has said it will broadcast the show live on the PlayStation website, Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook. Sony will be focusing on four anticipated game titles including Death Stranding from Kojima Productions, Ghost of Tsushima... Read more...
Scuttlebutt has been going around for months now that suggest Sony could be getting ready to plop its next-generation game console onto the market this year. Other rumors have suggested that it might be several years out, 2020 to be exact, before the PlayStation 5 breaks cover. Sony is still selling PS4 consoles like gangbusters and it hasn't been long since the PS4 Pro launched making 2020 more likely. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has now announced that its 7nm CLN7FF chips have gone into volume production throwing more fuel on the PS5 rumor fire. In a chat with AnandTech, TSMC president C.C. Wei said, "More than 50 products tape-outs have been planned by end of this year... Read more...
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