Sony have patented a mysterious electronic device at the INPI (Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial) in Brazil in May this year, and has also registered the design patent in the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) database earlier this month.
The patent is categorised as Class 14.02 which is for ‘data processing equipment and peripheral equipment’, and video game consoles fall in this category. The designers name is revealed as Yusuhiro Ootori, the engineering director at Sony and a the man who appeared in the a teardown the of the PlayStation 4 when it launched.
LetsGoDigital spotted the patent along with following image.
Blimey. Well it’s got buttons, and air vents, and what appears to be an array of USB ports at the front. If you flip the image mentally in your head you get a big V, the roman numeral for the number five. PlayStation 5, innit.
Of course it could be something else, but whatever it is it’s rather fancy and going to be a right bugger to dust.
In other PlayStation 5 news a well respected Japanese tech hardware leaker who uses the handle @Komachi_Ensaka on Twitter has suggested that the new console may have a GPU clocked to 2GHz which “equates to 9.2 TF (teraflops) of the RDNA architecture”. That is more that double than that found in the PlayStation 4 and almost the same as Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, one of the very best PC graphics cards you can buy today.
“When you factor in the fact that the PlayStation 5 is called to boast a custom-built, highly-optimised GPU that is designed to allow PlayStation game makers to squeeze every last drop of power from it, and all signs are pointing to the PS5 being able to deliver 4K, 120Hz gaming with ease,” say respected tech site T3.
Gen2 : GFXCLK = 2.000GHz
Gen1 : GFXCLK = 0.911Ghz
Gen0 : GFXCLK = 0.800Ghz.
— 比屋定さんの戯れ言@Komachi (@KOMACHI_ENSAKA) August 12, 2019
The tweet references Oberon, the codename for the Ariel GPU which is rumoured to be in the PS5. The fact that there are three speeds listed seems to indicate that the PS5 backwards compatibility will include both a PlayStation 4 and a PlayStation 4 Pro mode.