Sony latest offering – PlayStation 4 Pro is by far the most powerful console of the PS family. Launched on September 7th 2016, it is an updated version of PS4 which comes with an improved hardware that enables 4K rendering as well as improved PlayStation VR experience. While PS4 is expected to continue its dominance with PS5 Pro, fans are already speculating about PlayStation 5. With 4.2-teraflop of GPU power, PS4 Pro is being praised by both critics and gamers. Meanwhile there’s a rumour that the PS5 may feature 8 Teraflop GPU that’ll deliver true 4K gaming experience.
With PS4, Sony uses Checkerboard rendering that upscales a 1080p to 4K that works fine but is not capable of delivering games in native 4K. When PS4 Pro came out Xbox planning lead Albert Penello noted how Pro delivered only 4.2 teraflops of graphical computing performance in comparison to 6 teraflops of graphical computing performance of Project Scorpio. One would think 6-teraflops of GPU power should be enough for true 4K gaming experience. Turns out Mark Cerny, lead system architect at Sony believes 8-teraflops of GPU power is the minimum requirement for delivering games in true 4K.
PlayStation 5 to Launch With 8 Teraflop GPU?
Seems like Cerny might be hinting at what we could possibly expect from PS5. Since Microsoft is planning to challenge PS4 based on higher teraflops of GPU, Sony could very well come up with an 8 teraflop GPU for the sake of being more powerful that Microsoft and re-establishing its dominance in the market.
PlayStation 5 Rumoured Features
As for now, nothing official has rolled out into the market regarding PS5. It’s better to wait a bit longer for the monster of a console to arrive than settle for something that is only a notch better than the PS 4 Pro.
Although we don’t have an actual list of specification, there are several speculation that promise the console is going to be of a whole new level. With PS4, we had improved hardware that enables 4K rendering and improved PlayStation VR performance, including an upgraded 4.2 teraflops GPU, and a higher CPU clock. Naturally PS5 will be more advanced and will most likely appear rock upgraded features including better processor for faster performance. Report is that Sony is reportedly working on a high-end chipset with AMD chipset exclusively for PS5, keeping with Sony’s trend of using AMD manufactured Graphic chipset. So that something that fans are looking forward to.
As per reports, PS5 is slated to feature the Optical Wave Guide technology which, at present, is in development. Instead of relying on electron-based OLED technology for display and processing, the Sony’s next offering will run on optical waveguides technology that is expected to revolutionize screen technology.
Although PS5 isn’t coming out any soon, there’s a rumour that is gaining substantial popularity that Sony is planning to completely eradicate physical compact disks. In this age where digital downloads are more popular, cloud based storage subsystem does seem like a very good idea. Beside the 8 Teraflop GPU, this could be a revolutionary feature in the upcoming console.