Google’s Stadia announcement came with some impressive specs. Each of their Stadia servers boasted a whopping 10.7 teraflops of power, with the ability to scale upward if games needed more hardware. This all leads to the question of where the PS5 will fall in terms of computing power.
Well, according to Jason Schreier, the editor over at Kotaku, Sony and Microsoft are aiming for even more power than this in the new systems. Let’s see what he had to say!
Kotaku Editor Offers New Insight into PS5’s Specs
Jason Schreier has long been known for breaking some of the biggest stores in gaming over at Kotaku. Not only that, but he also has some amazing sources that are right more often than they’re wrong.
As a result, when he says something, it’s generally accepted as truth. With that in mind, check out this post he made on ResetEra:
A few takeaways here: for starters we once again have confirmation that PS5 is coming in 2020, as we’ve predicted. What’s also interesting is how very few people have been briefed on next generation consoles. Could it be that they’re afraid of leaks, or are we looking at a late 2020 release?
We believe the release date will fall in November of 2020, but current predictions point to news about this sometime in 2019. The line that we’re all here for is this one:
“The only thing I know for sure is that both Sony and Microsoft are aiming higher than that ‘10.7 teraflops’ number that Google threw out last week.”
How much higher are we talking? It’s hard to say, but coming in higher than Stadia would be a smart move on Sony’s part. After the Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro debacle, it would also be nice to see Sony crush Microsoft’s specs.
A YouTuber by the name of Foxy Games UK also reported their own rumored specs. They were able to correctly predict the PS4 Pro specs in 2016, so it’s possible there is some validity to this rumor, but as always, take it with a grain of salt.
They are reporting a raw compute power of 11.6 teraflops, and a Zen 2 CPU clocked at 3.3 GHz. It would certainly be above Stadia’s offerings, but you should check out the video yourself and see if you believe these claims.
That being said, we’ve also heard that Microsoft is releasing two consoles: Lockhart and Anaconda, with one version being more powerful than the other. Will Sony go for a base and pro model of the PS5? It’s possible, but only time will tell.
How many teraflops do you think Sony should aim for in the PS5? Give us your spec suggestions in the comments!
Article by – Bradley Ramsey