A chip manufacturer may be clueing us in.
If news coming from the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is anything to go by, it’s possible that production for the PS5 might be ramping up in the near future. The manufacturer of processor chips has stated in a financial conference cLl that chips adopting the 7nm (CLN7FF) process technology are being created in high volume now, and there’s reason to assume that this might have links with the PS5.
Why is that so? Well, because, firstly, the company says that it will be used for application in gaming, which inherently is something that points to usage in gaming hardware. “More than 50 products tape-outs has been planned by end of this year from applications across mobile, server CPU, network processor, gaming, GPU, PGA, cryptocurrency, automotive and AI. Our 7nm is already in volume production,” TMCS president C. C. Wei says, according to AdandTech.
More interestingly though, it should be noted that next gen CPUs and GPUs manufactured by AMD will likely need to use these 7nm chips in question, and it’s also very likely that Sony will want to use the next generation of the AMD Accelerated Processing Unit that is currently used in PS4 systems. It’s been rumoured for some time now that the PS5 will be using the AMD graphics processor known as Navi, and that its CPU will be powered by AMD’s Zen 2.
It’s not conclusive, of course, but the dots are there for everyone to connect. There’s every chance that this may be referring to something else entirely, but the connections seem very legitimate. According to reports, the PS5 won’t be out for another two years yet (at least), though, so it may be a while before any of this is officially confirmed (or denied). Stay tuned to GamingBolt for more updates.