A new report from Macquarie Research claims that Sony’s PlayStation 5 will be more powerful than the Xbox Project Scorpio. Reports from different sources suggest that Sony will launch the PlayStation 5 in 2018 (we do not agree), while Microsoft will unveil the Project Scorpio in Holiday 2017.
Macquarie Research analyst Damian Thong wrote in his report that the PlayStation 5 will feature 10+ teraflop of graphics processing unit (GPU), Barrons reported. That means the PlayStation 5 will be significantly powerful than the Project Scorpio that will feature 6 teraflops of GPU.
Microsoft said that the Project Scorpio will the powerful gaming console ever built by the company. It will feature 6 teraflops of GPU to offer true 4K gaming and high-fidelity virtual reality.
However, Tiago Sousa, a lead renderer programmer at id Software, believes that 6 teraflops of power for 4k gaming is just waste of resources. He said that the computing power could be used for higher fidelity gaming in 1080P instead of wasting it to achieve 4k gaming.
In addition, Thong predicted that the PlayStation 5 will arrive in the second half of 2018. But, launching the PlayStation 5 in 2018 means a very short life cycle for the PlayStation 4. So, we expect that Sony will not launch the console until 2019 or 2020.
Meanwhile, Thong said in the report that Sony’s profit will grow 13% in 2018 to an all-time high of JPY565.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 2019. The electronics company can double its operating profit in 2017 if it can avoid another large write-down at Sony Pictures, according to the analyst.
Let take a look at rumors swirling about the PlayStation 5.
According to the video gaming lovers, Sony is not going to launch the PlayStation 5 until 2020.
Sony executive Shuhei Yoshida told PC Advisor that the PlayStation 5’s future is up to developers.
“If they still feel that we need more machine power – ‘we want to realize this and that and that, but we cannot do it with the PS4’ – there’s a good reason to have the PS5 so developers can create their vision,” Yoshida said.
Like the Project Scorpio, the PlayStation 5 would offer a native 4K support. Rumors suggest that the console will feature AMD chips. Sony is reportedly working with AMD for the processing chips.
Moreover, the PlayStation 5 would offer a support for virtual reality. According to rumors, the console would get a price tag of around $500.
This is the only information available about the PlayStation 5 at this time. Stay tuned for more updates.