Updated PS5 Pro specifications leak results in twice the PlayStation 5 performance despite alleged CPU status quo
RedGamingTech has posted another fistful of PS5 Pro specification leaks in his latest video, with some of the information contradicting his previous post about the upgraded console. Arguably the biggest difference that could be on the cards is about the custom Viola APU part that Sony is believed to be working on for the PS5 Pro. Instead of having a CPU component utilizing Zen 4 knowhow, Paul Eccleston (RedGamingTech) reckons Zen 2 is the more likely choice now. The channel host opines that Sony had multiple designs floating around for the Pro model, including a Zen 4-based design, but that having a Zen 2 8c/16t CPU part that may reach an almost 4 GHz clock rate could be sufficient, as it would not be the most vital component of the console.
This would leave Sony able to focus on the GPU part of the APU, which considering the PS5 Pro’s status as a console for gaming, would make a lot of sense. This is where another known leaker, Kepler, has offered a tidbit about the GPU’s form. A recent X post simply states “[8 7][8 7]?” with this configuration potentially pointing to the PS5 Pro’s processor having a GPU with 32 WGPs (workgroup processors) but with two disabled to make an active count of 30 WGPs (60 CUs).
Eccleston argues that the GPU could clock at 2,500 MHz-2,800 MHz, resulting in a compute performance from 19.2 TFLOPs (2,500 MHz clock) to 21.5 TFLOPs (2,800 MHz clock) based on the presence of 30 WGPs. This means the PS5 Pro could perform at twice the level of the PS5 (10.28 TFLOPs), something which has been predicted by another source.
A lot of the information offered this time around has been touched on before, with the expectation of RDNA 3.5 architecture and 16 GB RAM being onboard. However, the previous claim that the PS5 Pro chip might be capable of 96 ROPs is debated, with the same source now stating this could be 64, 96, or even 128 ROPs (multiple PS5 Pro models incoming?).
Eccleston also states that he has heard the PS5 Pro SSD has been tweaked, but he does not know in what manner (speed, capacity, etc.). The leaker compares the potential PlayStation 5 Pro to having a similar level of power as a current mid to high-range PC, but he also worryingly reminds his viewers that Sony could always cancel plans to release a Pro variant of its PS5 or release it with an expensive price tag.
[8 7] [8 7]? ????— Kepler (@Kepler_L2) August 22, 2023