Sony PS5 Pro will be equipped with RDNA 3 custom GPU

Previously, reports emerged suggesting that the PlayStation 5 Pro was nearing the culmination of its development phase. Codenamed “Trinity”, the accompanying SoC has designated the moniker “Viola”, reflecting Sony’s penchant for employing character names from “The Matrix” as codenames.

Recently, RedGamingTech disclosed that the Sony PlayStation 5 Pro retains an AMD custom octa-core Zen2 CPU, clocking at a frequency slightly under 4.0 GHz. The GPU, however, has been enhanced to incorporate an RDNA 3 architecture chip, boasting 30 WGPs/60 CUs, with core frequencies oscillating between 2500-2800 MHz. This is paired with GDDR6 VRAM clocking at 18Gbps, maintaining a 16GB capacity. In contrast, the current PlayStation 5’s GPU features 18 WGPs/36 CUs, a core frequency of 2230 MHz, and GDDR6 clocking at 14Gbps. Given the existence of multiple test versions, the exact frequencies for the CPU and GPU remain to be finalized, with determinations only to be made upon official release. Furthermore, RedGamingTech posits that the PlayStation 5 Pro might integrate 2/4GB of DDR5 system memory, and the performance of the Tempest engine could potentially witness a twofold augmentation.

While the Sony PlayStation 5 Pro is yet to be officially unveiled, Sony has recently launched a revamped PlayStation 5 console, distinguished by its diminished dimensions, reduced weight, and a modular optical drive, complemented by a freshly conceived stand design. This new iteration of the PlayStation 5 console is slated to debut at select American retailers and on their official website come November. The release will encompass both a standard edition featuring a Blu-ray drive and a digital version devoid of it. In the ensuing months, global expansion is anticipated, with older models being systematically phased out in favor of these novel incarnations.

Rumor has it that Sony plans to roll out another innovative device at an undisclosed juncture next year. This perspective model promises enhanced ray-tracing capabilities, superior 4K gaming performance, and compatibility with 8K display apparatuses. How Sony intends to achieve these lofty ambitions remains a matter of eager anticipation.