Rumor: PS5 Redesign to Enter Production in 2022, Feature New Semi-Customized 6nm CPU - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 02 August 2021 / 4,362 Views
A new report from Taiwanese website Digitimeswho spoke with industry sources says that suppliers will start producing a redesigned PlayStation 5 console in the second or third quarter of 2022.
The sources say the redesigned PlayStation 5 will feature a new semi-customized 6nm CPU from AMD, which is said to be cheaper than 5nm.
This should be treated as a rumor as Dr. Serkan Toto who spotted the article says that Digitimes has a spotty track record with its reporting in the past.
Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki has previously stated that the company was potentially looking into redesigning the PS5 to increase production. Right now with shortages, Sony is aiming to beat PS4's sales in its first full fiscal year of 14.8 million shipped from April 2014 to March 2015. Totoki said it is unlikely they will be able to drastically increase the supply of the PlayStation 5.
Taiwanese news outlet with spotty track record Digitimes: Sony aims for a PS5 redesign for 2Q or 3Q 2022: https://t.co/ASb1oWa3gM (paywall: and yes, I am subscribed)— Dr. Serkan Toto / Kantan Games Inc. (@serkantoto) May 6, 2021
It says the next PS5 will come with a "new semi-customized" 6nm CPU from AMD.
5nm is said to be too costly.
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