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PlayStation 5 with 52 active CUs at 2.0 GHz and 13.3 TFLOPS - did the recent unveiled Xbox Series X specs just confirm PS5 rumors?

The PS5 may end up being more powerful than the Xbox Series X. (Image source: Via Pais)
The PS5 may end up being more powerful than the Xbox Series X. (Image source: Via Pais)
It’s possible the recent revelation of the full specs for the Xbox Series X may have actually confirmed some key details about the specs for the PlayStation 5. Important GPU information about both the XSX and PS5 were shared by a poster on a forum in December, and surprisingly the figures given for the Microsoft console have turned out to be accurate.
Daniel R Deakin,

Microsoft has just given out the full specifications for the upcoming Xbox Series X next-gen console, and they are very impressive. Fans will be treated to a powerful Zen 2 CPU, 16 GB RAM, and a fast SSD. The GPU part offers 52 compute units (CUs) and 12.15 TFLOPS @1.825 GHz. Ironically, the latter details may have just inadvertently confirmed the PS5’s GPU performance, thanks to an apparent leak made by a NeoGAF forum member called Tommy Fisher.

Tommy Fisher made a post about key specs for the XSX and PS5 back in December, which stated that the Microsoft console would feature 52 active CUs at 1.82 GHz and 12.1 TFLOPS. As can be seen from the above official Microsoft reveal, the NeoGAF member was surprisingly on the nose. Fisher was later banned from the forum for photoshopping a DualShock 4 controller to look like a purported DualShock 5 controller, but the leaker has now been unbanned with many members surprised by the accuracy of this particular post (see image below). Fortunately for PS5 news watchers, Tommy Fisher also provided GPU specs for the Sony console.

According to the December forum post, the PlayStation 5’s RDNA 2-based GPU will come with 52 active CUs as well but will clock at a higher rate of 2.0 GHz. The PS5 will further outmuscle the XSX with its GPU compute performance, which was stated as 13.3 TFLOPS. The Xbox Series X reveal has added a lot of credibility to Tommy Fisher’s specs leak, and even Microsoft has been pointedly careful by calling the Xbox Series X “the most powerful Xbox console ever” – possibly because the world’s most powerful console might belong to Sony.

XSX and PS5 GPU details. (Image source: NeoGAF)
XSX and PS5 GPU details. (Image source: NeoGAF)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-03-17 (Update: 2020-03-17)
Daniel R Deakin
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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.