The yet-to-be-announced PlayStation 5 Pro is said to bring accelerated ray tracing and other performance improvements, but it seems like the CPU that will power the new system won’t be based on newer AMD architectures, according to rumors circulating online.
A few days back, RedGamingTech reported to have heard some new information regarding the console’s specifications, saying that it will be powered by an eight-core Zen 2 CPU running in the low 4 GHz range, 60 compute units RDNA 3 custom GPU running at 2500-2800 MHz, 16 GB GDDR6 memory at 18000MT/s, possibly double Tempest Engine performance and two shader engines. Clock speeds are still not locked in, however, and won’t be so until the system is ready for launch, as Sony is apparently testing multiple variants of the console.
#ps5pro specs I’ve heard:
8C custom Zen 2 cpu – Low 4Ghz
30WGP / 60 CU RDNA 3 hybrid @ 2500-2800Mhz
16GB GDDR6 @ 18000MT/s
Possibly 2/4GB DDR5 RAM for OS
Possibly 2x the Tempest Engine performancehttps://t.co/BCpFVSilxZ
— RedGamingTech (@RedGamingTech) October 12, 2023
While obviously unconfirmed, there seems to be little doubt as to the fact that the PlayStation 5 Pro CPU will be based on the Zen 2 architecture, the same as the base model, as well-known leaker Kepler recently seemed to suggest the same. Nevertheless, we have to take everything that was revealed a few days ago with a huge grain of salt until Sony officially announced the console.
— Kepler (@Kepler_L2) October 12, 2023
While the PS5 Pro has yet to be officially announced, Sony did make a hardware announcement this month, revealing the long-rumored new slimmer PlayStation 5 hardware revision, which will come with a smaller size, increased storage, and compatibility with a detachable disc drive. The new hardware revision will start rolling out this November worldwide.