Sony jumps into bed with AMD: next-gen Playstation details emerge

@ 2019/04/17
AMD confirms Zen 2 CPU and Navi GPU

After endless rumors regarding the next-generation Playstation console, Sony has now officially revealed a bit more details, with AMD confirming Zen 2 CPU architecture and Navi GPU architecture.

In an exclusive article by Wired, Sony's lead architect and games designer, Mark Evan Cerny, confirmed a lot of previous rumors as well as making a bold statement that the next-gen Playstation, will be "no mere upgrade".

While the article talked about a lot of things, the big news is the confirmation that the next-gen Playstation will be using AMD's Zen 2 CPU architecture and Navi GPU architecture. While there was no official confirmation, we are most likely looking at a single chip, or as AMD calls it an APU.

Following the article, AMD's CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, tweeted the article saying that she is "super excited to expand their partnership with Sony on the next-generation Playstation console", and confirming that it is indeed a custom chip with Zen 2 CPU and Navi GPU architectures.

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