The first reveal - of sorts - for PlayStation 5 has been and gone, with Sony confirming specs including an octo-core Zen 2 CPU, custom Navi graphics, hardware-accelerated 3D audio, solid state storage and PS4 backwards compatibility. Specifics such as CPU/GPU frequencies and memory allocation remain unknown, but some unlikely - if not downright unbelievable - detective work may have helped to fill in the blanks. This is a story I've been following with interest for three months now with varying degrees of scepticism, but the evidence is starting to look compelling. Bizarrely, it seems that a next-generation gaming processor is being tested on PC benchmarking tool 3DMark - and there's a reasonable possibility that it's PlayStation 5 silicon.We've seen some unbelievable stories play out in the past, be it the PlayStation 3 Slim making a baffling debut in a Phillipines marketplace, two months ahead of launch. Then there was our first look at the PS4 Slim, materialising in Manchester UK, … [Read more...] about In Theory: is PS5 powered by an AMD Gonzalo processor?
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Sony just spilled the beans on the next-generation PlayStation in a Wired exclusive, giving us our first taste of the internals slated for the forthcoming console. We haven't been able to confirm anything yet, but based on the information in the article, it's a safe bet that some of the hardware doesn't even exist yet. That's OK, because the PlayStation 5 (Sony's not calling it that yet, but we will) "won’t be landing in stores anytime in 2019." Why is PC Gamer digging into this? New consoles influence priorities at big game developers, which affects the design and technical capabilities of the multi-platform games they produce. The console market has always been a factor in what we play on PC. Plus, we're generally interested in what hardware companies are up to, and how their console products relate to the Intel, AMD, and Nvidia parts we'll be using when these next-gen systems come out.That settled, here's what we know about the PS5's hardware, and how it will stack up to … [Read more...] about How the PlayStation 5 will compare to future gaming PCs
The video-games industry likes to think of itself as progressive but on the evidence of 2019 you’d suspect it was in the throes of a mid-life crisis. After the 24th, 15th and 13th instalments of Resident Evil, Kingdom Hearts and Far Cry; we await Mortal Kombat 11, Tropico 6 and Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled; a HD update of a 20 year-old kart racer from the publisher that parted ways with Destiny, the shooter that defined the generation. After the summer, the console release schedule turns to mist, where the certainty of a Call of Duty update is all that stands between the games industry sticking two PS Move controllers up its nose and crossing the Atlantic in a Nintendo Labo coracle. This lack of visibility around release schedules isn’t the existential funk that it first appears, however. As Google prepares to unveil its vision for gaming’s future, a new technology war is emerging from the shadows; ahead of a year of key announcements including PS5, two new Xbox … [Read more...] about 10 key battles that will define the future of gaming, as PS5, Google and Xbox Project Scarlett draw near
NEXT GENERATION consoles are almost upon us - and with Nintendo off doing their own thing, it's a two-horse race between Microsoft and Sony to be first out of the gate. But will it be the Xbox 2 or the PlayStation 5 that we get to see first, which will be more powerful and which will we be playing games on first? What do we know for sure? Well, Sony are skipping E3 2019, while Microsoft is planning to make a big splash at the huge Los Angeles gaming shindig. Analysts think that Sony has to reveal the PS5 soon in the face of slipping financials, while "most" Sony studios are working away behind the scenes on next-gen games already. Meanwhile, Microsoft is going full stream ahead on Project xCloud, and might even have another Xbox One up its sleeve before its ready to show off the Xbox 2. Conflicting signs, certainly. Which will be more powerful? Well, it's being suggested that both consoles might actually have the same AMD chipset at their core. The exact nature of those chips and … [Read more...] about Xbox 2 vs PlayStation 5 – 2019 release date rumours, price and more