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Rumor | PlayStation 5 reveal and launch dates may have been delayed but PS5 fans are busy dreaming of 13 teraflops

The PS5 is expected to launch in holiday 2020. (Image source: Concept Creator/LetsGoDigital)
The PS5 is expected to launch in holiday 2020. (Image source: Concept Creator/LetsGoDigital)
Sony has yet to announce a reveal date for the PlayStation 5 and now a popular gaming YouTuber has claimed that there are supply chain issues that have forced the company to delay both the reveal date and the launch date. However, PS5 fans have been remaining optimistic about their choice of next-gen console, with many hoping for 13 teraflops of GPU performance.
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With Microsoft seemingly steaming ahead by announcing details of the Xbox Series X, this has left those more interested in the PlayStation 5 wondering if there are serious console-related problems at Sony. According to one YouTuber, there are issues that will explain why the PS5 wasn’t revealed in February, like many expected it to be. Luke Stephens has stated that he was told by a friend who worked at Sony that “supply chain concerns” had led to the PS5 manufacturer making the decision to delay both the reveal date and the launch date.

There is no mention of the coronavirus, which could have been attributed to a delay. Apparently a PS5 reveal had been planned for the end of February but was rescheduled, with Stephens’ tweet finishing with the suggestion that more will be known before April. Of course, this is a rumor that should be taken with a pinch of salt, but there is some logic behind it that could satisfy fans seeking a reason for why Sony has yet to unveil the PS5.

There has been some speculation that Sony could be having issues with either acquiring SSDs for the PS5 or there might be a problem with the cooling solution. The next-gen console needs to hit a sweet spot in regard to that latter potential issue, as PS5 fans will want to make sure they can enjoy every teraflop of performance that Sony (and AMD) can squeeze out of the GPU. In fact, it seems many are keeping their fingers crossed for a figure of around 13 TFLOPS.

It would be quite the coup for Sony if the company surprised us all by suddenly revealing the PS5 within the next few days, allowing for a collective gasp at its appearance and shocking many by confirming a GPU compute performance that tops the 12 teraflops that Microsoft is offering with the Xbox Series X. Like that console, the PS5 can fall back on AMD’s RDNA 2 microarchitecture to ensure a high enough TFLOPS figure that should please those who are most concerned about this particular detail.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-03- 6 (Update: 2020-09-30)
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.