“What we have done with Sony is really architect something for their application, for their special sauce,” says AMD CEO Lisa Su.
Though Sony haven’t done an official, formal reveal of the PS5 yet, recently they did pull back the curtain on the next generation of PlayStation a little bit, revealing a fair bit of new information. Most impressive out of all that were the specs that were revealed, as well as the inclusion of an SSD, with the latter resulting in hugely improved load times (theoretically).
On the specs front, we learned that Sony will be continuing its partnership with AMD, using a custom variant of Radeon’s Navi GPU, as well as a third generation AMD Ryzen chip boasting an eight core 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture.
Recently, while speaking with CNBC, AMD CEO Lisa Su got to talking about the PlayStation 5 and the role AMD are playing in its development. Su spoke about how excited she is to be working on the PS5, which she called “a great honor”, while also teasing the system’s “special sauce”, which of course she did not elaborate on.
“We are so honoured and proud to be part of Sony’s next-generation PlayStation,” said Su. “This has been a really long-term partnership with them. We love gaming. We think gaming is a really good secular growth market. What we have done with Sony is really architect something for their application, for their special sauce. It’s a great honor for us. We’re really excited about what the next generation PlayStation will do. And happy to be a part of it.”
Devkits for the PS5 have been sent out to several studios in the industry, but Sony recently confirmed that the console wouldn’t be launching within the next 12 months– which makes sense, because even after 6 years since its launch, the PS4 is continuing to sell very well across the world.
In related news, a leak for an AMD board might have recently given us hints about what next-gen will hold for us in terms of graphics tech- more specifically, for the PS5. Read more on that through here.