Preposterous PlayStation 5 core specifications leaked: CPU @3.86 GHz, GPU with 56 CUs and 15.05 TFLOPS, 32 GB RAM, 1.5 TB SSD - all for US$499
It’s important to reveal that this new PlayStation 5 specifications leak comes from Pastebin, arguably one of the least reliable sources out there due to its inherent nature of being an anonymously available text storage site. But because of the paucity of information coming from Sony, PS5 fans can at least raise a smile at how optimistic this particular poster is. Apparently, these are the details for the base model of the PS5, not the rumored Pro variant:
- Zen 2 semi-custom 7nm CPU with 8 cores/16 threads @3.86GHz.
- RDNA 2 semi-custom 7nm GPU with 56 CUs @2.1GHz (up to 15.05 TFLOPS peak).
- Double rate fp16, variable rate shading, integrated geometry culling via GPU.
- Hardware-based ray-tracing processor (contained within APU die) for shadows, reflections, global illumination and particles.
- 32 GB GDDR6 RAM: Around 1,024 GB/s bandwidth via 512-bit memory interface (GDDR6 video memory modules).
- 1.5 TB semi-custom NVMe SSD. Expandable/upgradable via modules.
Pretty powerful components for a base model of the PS5. The Pastebin poster also provides further essential information, such as the price and release date for this particular variant of the next-gen console. The release date is mentioned as November 20, 2020 and the price for all this? US$499, and for that money Sony will also throw in a single controller and “one first-party game”.
Unsurprisingly, this latest Pastebin reveal has not been taken too seriously. Some have speculated that the specifications actually refer to one of the PS5 devkits, of which there may have been three or four different models during the protracted period of development. In fact, a previous Pastebin post claimed that the PlayStation 5 devkits sported up to 32 GB RAM and could chalk up 14 teraflops of power.
But a base retail model of the PlayStation 5 offering up 15.05 TFLOPS of GPU performance, 32 GB GDDR6 RAM, and a 1.5 TB SSD for just US$499? It’s not going to happen, but at least it gives PS5 news followers something to talk about until the next “insider” decides to post some purported juicy details. Or Sony could just hurry up and actually reveal the console already.