PS5 GPU Destroyed a GeForce RTX 2070 Super
Next the will be the year of PlayStation 5, and if the newest leaked information is to be considered true, Sony’s next console surely won’t be lacking in graphics performance and power.
As HotHardware reports, well-known hardware news leaker @Komachi has shown three engineering samples of the PS5’s AMD Oberon APU are currently being tested, known as Gen0, Gen1, and Gen2. The most up-to-date sample is Gen2 and it apparently runs at 2GHz. To put that into view, the PS4 Pro GPU runs at 911MHz.
Gen2 : GFXCLK = 2.000GHz
Gen1 : GFXCLK = 0.911Ghz
Gen0 : GFXCLK = 0.800Ghz.
The PS4 and PS4 Pro run on AMD’s Radeon GCN GPU, whereas the PS5 will run on the replacement to that microarchitecture called Radeon DNA (RDNA). According to Twitter user Is a Parrot, if the PS5 GPU will run at 2GHz it will equate to 9.2 teraflops of performance on RDNA, or the equivalent of 14 teraflops on GCN. For example, the PS4 Pro achieves 4.2 teraflops and the Xbox One X 6 teraflops.
PS5 will be (and might be) a tremendous step up from the last generation of consoles, but how about related to high-end graphics cards? Comparing to the most advanced GeForce RTX graphics gives us a good sense of where Sony’s next console sits. The GeForce RTX 2070 achieves 7.5 teraflops, the 2070 Super improvements that to just over 9 teraflops, and then the RTX 2080$740.00 at Amazon achieves 10.1 teraflops. In other words, the PS5 sits in between the 2070 Super and 2080 in terms of GPU performance based on this leaked information.
Considering a GeForce RTX 2070 Super $499.00 at Nvidia costs around $500, Sony releasing a console with the same price point and higher GPU performance next year will be mighty important. It also bodes very well for its future as a 4K gaming machine, and we must consider that there may be a Gen3 of the PS5 APU to come that drives performance even further. Could it possibly match the RTX 2080? I sure hope so.