Rumors circulating online suggest that the unannounced PlayStation 5 Pro will offer accelerated ray tracing and other performance enhancements. However, it appears that the CPU driving the new system may not be built on the latest AMD architectures.
Recently, RedGamingTech claimed to have received updated details about the console’s specifications. They indicated that it will be equipped with an eight-core Zen 2 CPU running at a low 4 GHz range, a custom RDNA 3 GPU with 60 compute units running at 2500-2800 MHz, 16 GB of GDDR6 memory operating at 18000MT/s, a potential doubling of the Tempest Engine performance, and two shader engines. The exact clock speeds remain unconfirmed and are subject to adjustment until the system is ready for launch. Sony is reportedly testing various console variants.
Although not officially confirmed, it appears highly likely that the PlayStation 5 Pro’s CPU will be built on the Zen 2 architecture, just like the base model. This alignment with the Zen 2 architecture was hinted at by the reputable leaker Kepler. However, it’s essential to approach the information disclosed a few days ago with caution and await Sony’s official announcement regarding the console.
Although the official announcement for the PS5 Pro is pending, Sony made a recent hardware reveal this month. They unveiled a highly speculated slimmer revision of the PlayStation 5, featuring reduced size, expanded storage, and the ability to use a detachable disc drive. This new hardware iteration is scheduled for a global release in November.