While the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S haven’t reached the peak of their life cycle, but both Sony and Microsoft seem to be starting to prepare for their mid-cycle upgrades, which, as in the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One eras, will see more powerful half-generation upgrades.
participated in an event held by TCL in Poland, outlining the expectations for the host market and how to make relevant preparations. TCL refers to the upgraded version of Sony and Microsoft’s next-generation game consoles as “Gen 9.5” generation game consoles which is Sony PlayStation 5 Pro, and Microsoft’s only generically called the new Xbox Series X/S. TCL expects that these half-generation upgrades will support 8K display devices, and the performance of the GPU will also be increased from the Radeon RX 6700 XT to the level of the Radeon RX 7700 XT.
Since both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S currently use similar architecture to RDNA 2, if the RDNA 3 architecture enters the “Gen 9.5” generation of game consoles, then it seems plausible, both from a timing and performance perspective, and it’s not a far-fetched prediction.
As for the 4K rendering capability and 8K support after the performance level of the Radeon RX 7700 XT is increased, in addition to AMD’s graphics architecture itself, support for new technologies like FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) 2.0 may be key.
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have waited about four years for half-generation upgrades, and sources say mid-term upgrades for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S will appear around 2023. It was previously reported that AMD has released new recruitment, and recruiting SoC
verification engineers, who will enter the development team of Xbox, PlayStation, and RDNA series graphics chips after entry, which may be related to these projects.