New information for the two upcoming next-gen consoles has leaked including the GPU and RAM specs for both the PS5 and Xbox Series X. According to a lengthy report from Digital Foundry, the PS5 will feature a 9.2 teraflop GPU and GDDR6 RAM which is on par with AMD’s RX 5700 Navi cards. Digital Foundry claims these specs, even though unconfirmed, allows the PS5 GPU to feature 36 custom Navi compute units at 2000MHz.
When putting this into perspective, the PS4 featured a max of 1.84 teraflops of GPU power and 911MHz of computing units. The PS5 is sitting at 9.2 teraflops and 2000MHz.
The spec report also details the PS5 GPU’s ability to switch between three modes in order to support backwards compatibility across PS4 and PS4 Pro titles. The “gen 2” mode will run the console at max power and render PS5 games while the “gen 1” and “gen 0” modes will then use the PS4 amount of resources in order to play current-gen games. The “gen 1” mode will lower the clock speed to 911MHz, 36 compute units, 218GB/s of memory bandwidth and 64 ROPs – the same as the PS4 Pro.
|PS5 (Unconfirmed)||PlayStation 4 Pro||PlayStation 4|
|CPU||Eight Zen 2 Cores with SMT – clocks undisclosed||Eight Jaguar cores clocked at 2.1GHz||Eight Jaguar cores clocked at 1.6GHz|
|GPU||36 custom Navi compute units at 2000MHz||36 custom GCN compute units at 911MHz||18 GCN compute units at 800MHz|
|Memory||GDDR6 at 448GB/s (Possibly 512GB/s) – capacity undisclosed||8GB GDDR5 at 218GB/s||8GB GDDR5 at 176GB/s|
According to previous speculation, the Xbox Series X will be capable of targeting 12 teraflops of GPU power which according to Digital Foundry will mean the console will cost a load more than the PS5.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”Digital Foundry” link=”” color=”#2787FB” class=”” size=”21″]Meanwhile, the PS5 spec outlined in the leak points toward a device with more of a balance between price and performance,” DF’s Richard Leadbetter writes. “Assuming we’re looking at a not implausible 16GB of GDDR6 and a 1TB SSD, this is still an expensive-looking device – but stacked up against the monstrous Xbox Series X, it obviously stands more of a chance of hitting the magic $399 launch price-point.[/perfectpullquote]
Industry speculation points to a price point of $399 for the PS5 and up to $600 for the Xbox Series X. This will be mainly due to the GPU cost inside the next-gen consoles.
|Xbox Series X (Unconfirmed)||Xbox One X||Xbox One/ Xbox One S|
|CPU||Eight Zen 2 Cores with SMT – clocks undisclosed||Eight Jaguar cores clocked at 2.3GHz||Eight Jaguar cores clocked at 1.75GHz|
|GPU||56 custom Navi compute units at approx 1700MHz||40 custom GCN compute units at 1172MHz||12 GCN compute units at 853MHz/914MHz (S)|
|Memory||GDDR6 at 560GB/s – capacity undisclosed||12GB GDDR5 at 326GB/s||8GB DDR3 at 68GB/s (Plus ESRAM)|
Of course, none of this has been confirmed as of yet. We will have to wait for Sony and Microsoft to officially announce the specs of its next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles before judging their capabilities. One thing is for sure, the hardware is going to be a massive step up from what we are used to now.