Sony hasn’t unveiled anything about its next-generation PlayStation console yet, but if a new report is to be believed, the PlayStation 5 will be powered by AMD’s Zen CPU architecture paired with the company’s Navi GPU architecture. The report also mentions that AMD developed the Navi GPU architecture especially for the PlayStation 5. If this is true, it has us excited for Sony’s new console.
Citing anonymous industry sources, Forbes is reporting that Sony is going to use AMD’s Zen CPU and Navi GPU architecture for its next-generation PlayStation console. We have heard rumors that Sony may opt for this architecture.
Sony’s collaboration with AMD for Navi has reportedly been going on for some time, most likely during the tenure of Radeon Technologies Group head Raja Koduri’s stint at the company to the extent that AMD’s RX Vega project may have suffered because of it. It’s unclear right now if AMD is going to build a custom system-on-chip for Sony with the Zen chip or if it is going to use separate parts. We also don’t know whether the GPU is going to be integrated or discrete.
There’s a lot we don’t know. The company hasn’t commented yet obviously. Hopefully, we will hear more soon.