AMD just announced their next-generation GPUs at Computex and it has given us a glimpse at what architecture we can expect in the upcoming next-gen PS5 console. The same hardware that was just revealed will feature in Sony’s next console.
During the AMD Computex event, it was revealed that the PS5 will be powered by AMD Navi GPU and Ryzen “Zen 2” CPU. We already knew this but the surprising news is the architecture will not use GCN but RDNA instead which is also developed by AMD.
This new RDNA technology will be used to power the PS5 and deliver powerful boosts to performance such as;
- 1.5x performance per watt
- 1.25 performance-per-clock improvement over past technology
- New compute unit design – improved efficiency and increased IPC
- Multi-level cache hierarchy – reduced latency, higher bandwidth, lower power
- Streamlined graphics pipeline – optimized for performance-per-clock and high clock speeds.
AMD will be building a custom version of the Navi GPU for the PS5 that will feature some vast performance boosts in different areas. The RDNA technology will also power future AMD GPUs for the next generation of PC hardware too such as the AMD Radeon RX5000 and RX5700 that will be available later in July.
Sony and AMD’s partnership has been going on for a few years now as AMD tech also powered the PS4. The next-gen console will utilize the best hardware AMD has to offer to deliver performance in both the CPU and GPU. We will of course only see this in action when Sony officially reveals the next-gen PS5 console.