Even if SONY’s game console PS5 still fails to have enough supply to sell, it does not seem to affect the progress of its development of next-generation products.
According to information dug up by foreign media, AMD is recruiting new SoC verification engineers, whose job responsibilities are to develop a new generation of chips for PlayStation and Xbox. It is reported that the work place is Markham, Canada’s “high-tech capital”.
Foreign media tend to think that this is a signal that the PS6 has started research and development, and of course there is a chance that it will be the PS5 Pro. According to the previous research and development pace of SONY and Microsoft, the mid-term facelift will usually be launched 3 to 4 years after the product is launched, and the new generation will take 6 to 8 years.
Back to the chip itself, the PS5 uses AMD’s semi-custom 7nm SoC for SONY. The CPU part is an 8-core Zen 2 architecture with a maximum of 3.5 GHz; the GPU part is a 36CU RDNA 2 architecture with a floating-point computing performance of 10.3 TFLOPS.
It is inferred from this that the CPU part of the PS5 Pro or PS6 may use Zen 3, Zen 3+, Zen 4 architecture and other options, while the GPU part will be upgraded to the RDNA 3 architecture.