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New Sony PS5 Pro leak claims huge performance improvements coming

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Last updated: December 12th, 2023 at 09:50 UTC+01:00

In July this year, a report claimed that Sony is developing an upgraded version of the PlayStation 5 (PS5) and it will be called the PlayStation 5 Pro (PS5 Pro). It also revealed a few specifications of the upcoming gaming console and said that Sony would launch it in November 2024. Since then, we have had a couple of leaks about the PS5 Pro, which shed light on what to expect from it. Today, we have one more leak.

This one comes from a member on the Resetera forum with the username RandomlyRandom 67. It reveals a ton of additional details about Sony’s upcoming gaming console, including information regarding its CPU, GPU, NPU, memory, performance improvement figures, and the launch timeframe.

Zen 2 architecture for CPU

According to the post, the chipset powering the upcoming gaming console, which is sourced from AMD and has the codename Viola, will be manufactured by TSMC on the company’s N4P fabrication process. The CPU will use the Zen 2 architecture, which is the same architecture used by the CPU in the PS5, for compatibility with the current generation console. However, the frequency of the CPU cores will be “dynamic”, with a peak frequency of 4.4GHz. It will also have a higher L1, L2, and L3 cache capacities.

RDNA 3 architecture for GPU

As for the GPU, the chipset in the PS5 Pro will use the RDNA 3 architecture, which is a huge improvement over the RDNA 2 architecture used by the GPU inside the PS5. Along with that, it will also have improvements for ray tracing from RDNA4, the upcoming GPU architecture from AMD. Reportedly, the GPU will have 60 compute units (CUs). However, Sony will enable only 56 CUs in retail units. At the moment, there’s no information about why the company would be doing so. For your reference, the PS5 has 36 CUs.

According to the post, the GPU will feature 3,584 shader units, 224 texture mapping units (TMUs), and 96 render output units (ROPs). The GPU frequency will go up to 2GHz. It will have 16GB of GDDR6 memory with an 18 Gbps speed and 576 GB/s bandwidth. With all these improvements, the member claims that the GPU in the PS5 Pro will offer 14.33 teraflops (TFLOPs) of raw power, which is around 40% more than that on the PS5.

According to the post, the additional raw power will allow the PS5 Pro to offer 50-60% better rasterization performance and more than two times better ray tracing performance in games compared to the PS5. There’s also an NPU onboard, the XDNA2. Reportedly, it is there to accelerate Sony’s graphics upscaling technique that uses machine learning.

PS5 Pro could hit the market in September 2024

While a previous report had claimed that Sony would launch the PS5 Pro in November 2024, the latest leak claims that the upcoming gaming console would arrive in September 2024. That’s two months earlier than originally reported. That means we are less than a year away from witnessing Sony’s new gaming console. Hopefully, we will get to know more details about the PS5 Pro in the coming months.

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