Due to some cost-oriented optimizations by Sony, we see that some integrated memory technologies are not included in the AMD chip. This can reduce the performance a little.
The chips of PlayStation and Xbox consoles, which reached the strongest position in their history with AMD’s new generation architectures, continue to be detailed. The chip images shared about the PS5 also reveal some clipping.
What’s in the PS5 chip?
As is known, semi-proprietary AMD architectures are used in the Sony PS5 chip. There are 8 customized Zen 2 cores running at 3.5GHz and a 36-cluster RDNA2 graphics unit. The system is supported by 16GB GDDR6 memory.
Shared chip images show that Sony and AMD are clipping on some issues. Infinity Cache, which provides efficiency and bandwidth improvement in the graphics unit, and also on the processor side, is not included in the console version.
Comments point out that Sony is making slightly more cost-oriented optimizations. This will reduce the performance a little. However, it is a question of whether these optimizations will have an effect on the end user side.
A first quick and dirty die-shot of the PS5 APU (better SWIR image will follow). It looks like some Zen 2 FPU parts are missing. pic.twitter.com/PefXCxc3G1
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