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PlayStation 5: Everything We Know So Far

By Anthony Garreffa from May 9, 2019 @ 10:00 CDT

Custom AMD Zen 2 CPU on 7nm


Sony will be using a custom CPU from AMD in the form of a new Zen 2-based chip on the new 7nm node with up to 8C/16T of performance, bringing it in line with a kick ass gaming PC. By the time the PS5 is released in the second half of 2020, the 8C/16T processor will be a pretty damn new third-gen Ryzen CPU on the next-gen Zen 2 architecture on the new 7nm node.




It will truly be a huge injection of CPU performance over the aged Jaguar CPU used in the current PS4 and PS4 Pro. It really isn't a good CPU at all and keeps the PS4 back big time, meaning the new Zen 2 chip will offer Sony and game developers a massive opportunity for improved everything - OS, gaming, performance, the world and level of detail in games, everything.




PlayStation 5 CPU Tech Specs


Architecture - Zen 2 (AMD)

Node - 7nm

Cores - 8 cores, 16 threads

Clock speed - 3GHz+



PlayStation 4 CPU Tech Specs


  • Architecture - Jaguar (AMD)
  • Node - 28nm
  • Cores - 8 cores
  • Clock speed - 1.6GHz
  • L2 cache - 2 x 2MB
  • GFLOPs - 102.4 GFLOPs

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