Remarkable, seemingly accurate PS5, Xbox Series X specs leak
A couple days ago, a source independently vetted by Digital Foundry was found to have stored internal testing data for PS5 and Xbox Series X chips on Github. The data's been up on Github for several months and was spotted by tipsters at least as early as August. However, its veracity was only recently confirmed.
While it's months old at this point, the data was stored fairly late in the console development cycle. It is very unlikely that either Sony or Microsoft have made fundamental changes to their hardware configurations since then.
The PS5 data (for a part codenamed Oberon) features an 8-core Zen 2 processor paired with a 36 CU Navi GPU, clocked at a blistering 2 GHz, higher than any current Navi GPU on the market. An undisclosed amount of GDDR6 memory is utilized, at 448 GB/s.
Test data for the Xbox Series X is patchy but reveals an altogether more interesting piece of hardware. The Xbox Series X data (codenamed Arden) features an 8-core Zen 2 processor, just like the PS5 (and in line with official information).
What's remarkable is that Arden appears to utilize a 56 CU custom Navi GPU, clocked at around 1700 MHz. A fully enabled Navi 10 GPU has just 40 CUs. Arden's GPU apparently offers 40 percent more raw shading power than the 5700 XT. This would bring it within spitting distance of the RTX 2080 Ti, a US$1400 GPU.
While this data hasn't been officially confirmed, it is more credible than run-of-the-mill rumors. It offers us our best glimpse yet of what the ninth-gen consoles are capable of. If the PS5 and Xbox Series X are anywhere near as powerful as this leak suggests, we're in for a genuine generational leap next year.
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