Media: PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X specifications leaked from AMD test laboratory

Sony and Microsoft have already shared some of the characteristics of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. At the same time, the companies remained silent

about the features of graphics processors.A Eurogamer journalist analyzed a leak from the “AMD test laboratory” and, after checking the reliability of the sources, named the possible characteristics of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

What is known

According to the journalist, someone in the verification departmentAMD ASIC used GitHub to store testing snippets. As a result, information about the following Ryzen processors for PCs and mobile solutions, as well as the PS5 chip codenamed Oberon, hit the Internet.

Features PlayStation 5:

  • Processor: 8-core Zen 2
  • Graphics chip: Navi with a frequency of 2000 MHz on 36 computing units, which gives a power of 9.2 teraflops
  • RAM: GDDR6 with 448 GB bandwidth

The journalist notes that the characteristicsbelong specifically to the PlayStation 5, and not the Series X. The fact is that the processor can operate in three modes to ensure backward compatibility with the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro. So, in Gen2 mode, the processor runs at 2.0 GHz, while when Gen 1 is enabled, the frequency drops to 911 MHz to match the PS4 Pro. When Gen 0 is activated, the power is cut to 800 MHz to match the base PS4.

Xbox Series X Features:

  • Processor: 8-core Zen 2
  • Graphics chip: Navi with a frequency of 1700 MHz for 56 computing units, which gives a power of 12 teraflops
  • RAM: GDDR6 with 560 GB bandwidth

The journalist noted that the document does not contain information about Lockhart, the budget model of the new Xbox. In addition, data about the Xbox Series X processor, codenamed Arden, is incomplete.

The author of the material also notes that PlayStation 5balances on the brink of acceptable price and power, while the Xbox Series X chases performance without regard to cost. According to analysts, in the ninth generation Sony will not change traditions and will release PS5 with a price tag of $400. At the same time, Microsoft can justify the power of the Xbox Series X with a $700 price tag.

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