The hardware redesign of the PlayStation 5 seems to be confirmed little by little. The latest information suggests a new CPU with an increased fineness of engraving. However, no aesthetic change is expected.
The shortage of components does not prevent Sony to break sales records with its PS5, but the sales figures for the new console from the Japanese manufacturer could be much higher if it were available at all dealers. Fearing that this situation will go on for too long, the manufacturer would consider changing its sources of supply and therefore potentially of components. This new model could arrive in 2022.
A new AMD-signed CPU
When announcing his latest financial results, Hiroki Totoki, Chief Financial Officer of Sony, confirmed that a design change was being considered for the PlayStation 5. « We are used to being flexible in the electronics sector», He clarified. In reaction to this statement, the analyst quoted by DigiTimes, Dr. Serkan Toto of Kantan Games, claims to have obtained additional information.
According to sources from production lines, this redesign of the PS5 would be done with a new AMD signed CPU engraved in 6 nm. It could therefore offer an even better performance than the CPU engraved in 7 nm of the current model. In addition to being available, this processor could therefore allow this variant of the PS5 to release a little less heat at the same power. Good news knowing that not all fans are created equal and that some versions of the console tend to be louder than others.
Arrival in 2022?
Still, according to the sources of DigiTimes, the founder TSMC therefore plans to launch production of this new console model between the second and third quarter of next year. We could therefore expect that this version will be available at all merchants during the second half of the year. After two Christmas periods with stocks at their lowest, it will be essential for Sony to provide enough products by the end of 2022 to satisfy all players, at the risk of seeing them leave the competition, particularly tough on this generation between a Microsoft that attracts more and more with son Game Pass and Nintendo, which is about to launch a 4K variant of its Switch.
However, it seems that the changes made to the PS5 only affect its internal components. So do not expect a “Slim” model that would adapt more discreetly to your living room for now.
Source: Gaming – Frandroid by www.frandroid.com.
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