PlayStation 5 Update: Alleged Chip For PS5 Already In Production, TSMC Reveals
The fans of the Japanese tech giant have been waiting for the launch of their much-awaited PlayStation 5. Luckily, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) confirms that the alleged chip for the gaming console is already in production.
According to PSU, the PS5 is already being prepared to be manufactured with the TSMC. It was revealed that this company started producing a huge number of chips wherein the 7nm process technology was used. This alone can stretch to link to the PS5. Aside from that, the company’s president C. C. Wei also dropped another hint in a recent conference call stating:
“More than 50 products tape-outs have 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.”
The statement about gaming implies that the chipsets are going to somebody that’s big if they are being manufactured in such a huge quantity. Given that the 16nm FinFET manufacture procedure is already utilized in all consoles, it is safe to assume that Sony will be turning to TSMC for the PlayStation 5. It is also worth noting that the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X are both based on the 16nm node but will be searching for something more compressed for the forthcoming console.
Nonetheless, these details are just based on speculations and the avid fans of Sony are reminded that the PS5 isn’t expected to launch before 2020. With the production of 7nm chips, it would take no less than a year to rationalize the process for gaming consoles. Nonetheless, it has been long-believed that Huawei will obtain first dibs on 7nm. Meanwhile, other sources guess that the TSMCs increase in production is already being reserved by Apple for 2018’s iPhones. Either way, if the PlayStation 5 is utilizing the projected AMD Navi and AMC Zen, it will sooner or later necessitate the extra horsepower of the 7nm chips. This, alongside the fresh leak of some probable PS5 specs, all of it sounds very likely.
These are the known details about Sony’s PS5. Always stay tuned for further announcements!