Sony Starting Production Of PlayStation 5, Manufacturer Reveals Details
As we all know, there’s still no clear timeline as to when the PlayStation 5 will arrive. Many estimate that it won’t be dropping until 2020 0r 2021 while others say the opposite, indicating an early release of 2018 or 2019. However, a new report suggests that while it’s going to be awhile before we see the actual console, Sony is already planning to start production of the PS5.
In a report from GamingBolt, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC for short) revealed several key details regarding the progress of the PS5 units. According to them, the processing chips for the console has already been put into the manufacturing process. The chip is said to come in the form of 7nm (CLN7FF) chips, which suggests that Sony is opting for something much stronger for this next console platform.
TSMC has also confirmed that these particular chips will all be used for gaming. They also indicated that these 7nm chips are all going into production as of writing.
In the past weeks, we’ve already been provided with leaks that the PlayStation 5 is indeed going to come with AMD’s GPUs, which now is being regarded as the 7nm chip. For the last versions of its console, Sony has opted to integrate AMD’s GPU’s into their gaming device. This time around, it will likely be no different.
According to Comicbook, it’s still too early to tell if this new chip will indeed be included in the PS5’s hardware. However, they say that if this holds true then, it might mean that official dev kits will be distributed as early as next year. For now, it still remains to be seen if Sony is really cooking up something behind the scenes to show for this coming June on E3.
Overall, it’s still important to note that with the production of the PlayStation 5 chips ramping up, it might mean that we’ll be seeing the console earlier than estimated. However, it’s too far-fetched to think that Sony will unveil the PS5 this year seeing as the PS4 and the PS4 Pro are still currently best sellers.