Crazy new PlayStation 5 leak offers insane figure for GPU performance and includes image of an alleged PS5 prototype
Tensions are reaching a fever pitch in regard to official PlayStation 5 details being released by Sony, so in the meantime anxious fans have had to rely on any next-gen console morsel they can find. This latest discovery has appeared on 4channel, so straight away it’s time to start reaching for the salt. According to this latest PS5-related post, development of the console is “doing well” and there will be actual information about the device coming in April.
In terms of specs, the leak claims that the PS5 will have 16 GB GDDR6 + 8 GB DDR4, which is higher than many other recent RAM estimates. However, the most startling point of this new post is the alleged GPU performance figure of 15.1 TFLOPS. More conservative estimates have been settling at 11-12 TFLOPS, which would keep the PS5 in line with the Xbox Series X. While there have been other high GPU performance “leaks”, this one would smash the console from Microsoft in this particular detail. To top off all of this crazy GPU power talk, there’s even an image (see below) of a PS5 prototype that looks surprisingly streamlined and simply reveals the disc slot and a couple of USB Type-C ports.
So is this latest PS5 leak legit? The general consensus seems to be leaning towards “no” at the moment, and it’s not really hard to see why this information is considered to be fake. Although 15.1 TFLOPS of GPU performance is achievable, it’s unlikely going to happen with the next-gen consoles. Even more damning though, as has been pointed out in the NeoGAF forum, is the fact that the PS5 prototype in the image looks suspiciously similar to the PlayStation TV, thus adding to the considerable doubt this 4channel leak has already accumulated. For the time being, it might be better for PS5 fans to consider around 9.2 as the most likely TFLOPS figure, and then if the actual GPU performance ends up being higher there can be cause for celebration instead of disappointment.