New Leak Suggests PlayStation 5 More Powerful Than Xbox Series X

TidalPhoenix

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  • A new PlayStation 5 ‘leak’ supposedly lists the full specifications for the upcoming console.
  • PlayStation ostensibly has 13.3 Teraflops, which would position it it above the Xbox Series X in terms of raw power.
  • We recommend approaching the leak with a good dose of skepticism.
Another day, another PlayStation 5 ‘leak.’

This time around, the leak supposedly lays bare the full specifications for Sony’s upcoming next-generation console.

Here they are as they appear in the leak, which, for better or for worse, comes from the 4Chan message board. It’snot exactly a fount of reliable information, but there you have it.

The leak goes on to mention features mentioned in the past, including ‘full digital backward compatibility’ with every past PlayStation console, noting a library of thousands of games available at launch.

It also touches on the PlayStation 5 controller with haptic feedback, a heartbeat monitor, and a microphone – all features mentioned either directly by Sony or uncovered in PS5 patents.

If genuine, it’s particularly interesting in the ongoing Teraflops debate that has defined the next-generation console discussion so far. The leak would place the PlayStation 5 as more powerful than Microsoft’s Xbox Series X, which the company revealed last month as having 12 Teraflops.

A Word Of Caution
The mention of a March 3 reveal strips away some credibility given the date has come and gone without a murmur from Sony’s camp.

Equally, backward compatibility with games from the company’s handheld consoles seems like a stretch. Sony has struggled in the past to bring even the previous generation’s games forward. Let’s not jump the gun. Backward compatibility with games from past PlayStation consoles would already be an impressive feat.

As always, we recommend taking the leak with an ample dose of skepticism given the source and deluge of PlayStation 5 leaks over the past few months.

But, with Sony’s ongoing radio silence about the PlayStation 5, there’s little else to grasp onto for the time being.
 

Aquanox

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I don't find it feasible to be honest. Nothing is impossible but if they're sticking to a 2020 release date, I don't see anyone pulling this due to pricing, cooling and deadlines.
 

TidalPhoenix

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I don't find it feasible to be honest. Nothing is impossible but if they're sticking to a 2020 release date, I don't see anyone pulling this due to pricing, cooling and deadlines.
And that it's been confirmed they are both using the exact same AMD's Navi GPU with RDNA