Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5) APU "Gonzalo" Spotted

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Details about the possible APU for the Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5) have been spotted a few days ago. The next-generation gaming console’s APU is codenamed “Gonzalo”.

But Wait… What Is APU?

“APU” (formerly known as Fusion)  was coined by semiconductor company AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) which stands for Accelerated Processing Unit. It is the marketing term for a series of 64-bit microprocessors designed to act as a CPU and GPU on a single chip.

The PlayStation 5’s APU

According to a report from Kitguru, Twitter user APISAK (@TUM_APISAK) from Bangkok, Thailand, shared a tweet regarding the APU that will power the PS5.  The chip is codenamed “Gonzalo” and has a product code attached to it: 2G16002CE8JA2_32/10/10_13E9.

Regarding the chip’s specifications, Kitguru says that they will be looking at eight CPU cores which will be based on Zen+ or the Zen 2 architecture. In terms of speed, the news outlet speculates that it could be clocked at 3.2GHz. Moreover, they also noted that the current estimation is that the GPU will also be clocked at 1GHz or over which is definitely an improvement over the PlayStation 4’s (PS4) 900MHz GPU clock speed.

When Can We Expect The PlayStation 5?

Back in April of 2018, industry analyst Michael Pachter of Wedbush Securities went on record to say that Sony releasing the PS5 in 2018 has a “very low probability”. Moreover, he added that the probability of a 2019 release in 25 percent, while 2020 has 75 percent.

We also have RuthenicCookie who leaked that the Sony will do a “small” PS5 reveal in mid-2019 followed by a “full” reveal at PSX 2019 in December.

Lastly, we have Lewis Ward of IDC. According to him, Sony could fully unveil the PS5 at E3 2020 (June). As for the release date, it might happen a little later than expected, predicting a 2021 release.

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