The specifications attributed to the PlayStation 5 Pro show that the new Sony console will have an enhanced CPU and GPU compared to the PS5.
A few years after the release of the PlayStation 5, it seems that it is time for Sony to release the mid-generation model of its new game console. Last week, a video of the PlayStation 5 Slim was leaked, and we have been hearing conflicting news about the PlayStation 5 Pro for a long time.
YouTube channel RedGamingTech claims to have access to some of the technical specifications of the PlayStation 5 Pro console. Apparently, the custom PlayStation 5 Pro chip is going to be produced with TSMC’s 4- or 5-nanometer lithography. This chip will be equipped with an octa-core CPU (Zen 4 architecture). The GPU of this chip is supposed to have 30 workgroup processors (WGP) and use 60 computing units based on RDNA 3 or RDNA 3.5 architecture.
The frequency of the CPU and GPU of the latest Sony game console is expected to be significantly higher than that of the PlayStation 5. RedGamingTech mentions a frequency of “well over 3.6 GHz” for the CPU and “2.7 GHz” for the GPU. The CPU and GPU of the PS5 console have a frequency of 3.5 GHz and 2.23 GHz, respectively.
According to RedGamingTech’s calculations, the PlayStation 5 Pro will achieve a processing power of 23.04 teraflops if it uses 30 3.0 GHz workgroup processors. RedGamingTech says the new Sony console will have 16GB of GDDR6 memory and an unspecified amount of DDR5 memory for the operating system. This channel also mentioned the improvement of the SSD storage memory of the console but did not provide details.
The custom PlayStation 5 Pro chip will likely have 96 ROPs (rendering output), which represents a 50 percent increase over the PlayStation 5. Increasing the ROP unit will improve the Pixel Fillrate. For now, the whistleblowers have not mentioned the price of the Sony PlayStation 5 Pro game console.