The strange Sony PlayStation launched in Dec 1994. The PlayStation 2 came roughly 6 years later, and a PlayStation 3 6 years after that. Seven years after a PS3 launched, a PlayStation 4 arrived, and only a few months ago, Sony rested a renouned console with a some-more absolute PlayStation 4 Pro. Now, Macquarie Capital Securities researcher Damian Thong – a same chairman that accurately expected a PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro — is predicting that a PlayStation 5 will arrive in a second half of subsequent year, reduction than 5 years after a PS4 arrived.
Other than a prophecy itself, there aren’t any other PlayStation 5 sum to share. But given of a console’s underlying architecture, it’s easy to assume about what will energy a device. Like a Xbox One, a PS4 is powered by a custom, AMD-built x86 multi-core processor and AMD GPU. And those chips precedence radically a same record that’s used in PCs. So, nonetheless there are some considerations to make should Sony wish to say harmony with PS4 titles, it’s a protected gamble that a PlayStation 5 will simply have a more-powerful processor, faster GPU, more/faster memory, and some-more storage.
Of course, I’m presumption Sony is going to hang with a existent architecture. It’s wholly probable Sony could warn everybody with a possess tradition processors like it has in a past, though it’s unlikely. The PS4 has been a outrageous success, and it would simply cost most some-more to rise and build a possess processors for a next-gen platform, generally when that next-gen height will expected face stiffer foe from mobile inclination and other inexpensive set tip boxes that’ll run mobile games. Plus, adhering with a existent design creates it forever easier to say retrograde compatibility.
In most a same approach a gaming PC can be upgraded, so too can a stream era of consoles. By incorporating faster processors and GPUs, some-more memory, and faster storage, next-gen consoles will be means to hoop aloft resolutions – like 4K – while still progressing smooth, framerates. The additional processor resources will concede for some-more formidable production and AI, and capacitate some-more point applications to be run but inspiring gameplay. And carrying some-more memory and faster storage will concede for quicker turn bucket times and a generally smoother and some-more manageable UX.
It is doubtful that Sony will endorse any of these rumors or tip a shawl anytime soon, deliberation a relations girl of a PS4 Pro and stability success of a stream era console. But branch a console into what is essentially a custom, small-form-factor PC, would concede Sony to accelerate a growth cycle of a next-gen console. And given AMD already has a new CPU architecture out and a next-gen GPU design on a way, codenamed Vega, it wouldn’t be intolerable to see Sony precedence a new record in a PlayStation 5.
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