PS5 launch 2020

  • The AMD chip that will power Sony’s PS5 is reportedly close to the final stage of manufacturing, which signals that the launch is still on track for 2020.
  • The chip is a custom AMD Ryzen CPU with eight Zen 2 cores, 16 threads, and speeds up to 3.5GHz
  • Sony chose to delay its first major PS5 showcase this week due to the protests in the US.

With everything going on in the world, it wouldn’t be especially shocking to see the PlayStation 5 or the Xbox Series X delayed, but all signs seem to be pointing to the next-gen game consoles launching on time this holiday season. Sony and Microsoft have both made it abundantly clear that they still plan to release their new hardware before the end of 2020, and a new report from DigiTimes on Wednesday backs up that assertion.

A supply chain source tells DigiTimes that “the back-end IC packaging and testing” of the AMD chip that will power the PS5 begins next week before being delivered to downstream manufacturers. Production of AMD’s chip is set to peak in August, which suggests that the console is still on track to come out in late 2020.

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