The PlayStation 5 is expected to have a much better performance than the PlayStation 4, but a new benchmark may have unveiled how incredibly powerful the masterpiece is, and how massive the hiatus between the two systems is. Renown leaker APISAK shared a tweet on his social media page of a classified benchmark score of the PS5’s semi-custom AMD APU, which is dubbed Gonzalo.
The leak reveals the benchmark score to be over 20,000 for the PlayStation 5’s Gonzalo. This incredible score means that the next-generation console will be four times more powerful than the regular version of PS4.
The exact score and more information of the benchmark were not detailed, but it seems to be the overall score from 3DMark Fire Strike, as stated in Notebook Check. It is also not sure if the PS5 in testing in an actual product, or just a developers’ kit. Even so, with the PlayStation 5’s release not yet known, the score more probably comes from an early engineering probe, which means it might change when the actual unit will launch.
According to Game Informer, the PlayStation 5 is allegedly much more powerful than Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox, which is dubbed as Project Scarlett. The unveiled elements of the two systems are quite similar, but having no complete details, it is too early to conclude which one is a better catch.
Even so, in the midst of the menacing rise of cloud gaming via services such as Google Stadia, it remains to be seen how the PlayStation 5 will compete against its market rivals, even if it comes with the power that it allegedly features.
The PlayStation 5 launch date is expected to be sometime between 2020 and 2021, so players excitingly looking forward to what it could give, will have to wait a while longer. This console might also be Sony’s last PlayStation ever, as Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot foresees that after the next-generation of controllers, the industry will function to a streaming-only version.
Ernestina Saenz Salcido is a reporter for News Lair. She mostly writes on her free time about gadgets and tech news. When she’s not working she takes care of her 2 daughters.