New PlayStation 5 leak may point to absolute unit of a machine

At this point, we're just over a year away from having the PlayStation 5 on store shelves and ready to ship in our Amazon baskets (we hope anyway!), but Sony has been keeping pretty mute on details about the latest console to join the PlayStation line-up.

Despite information given by Sony console architect Mark Cerny a few weeks ago in an interview with Wired, there’s still a lot we don't know about the console. However, a leak that has appeared on Reddit may just have given us a treasure trove of information, assuming it's true anyway.

Posting on the r/PS5 subreddit, a user has claimed to be friends with someone who has managed to get into an exclusive Sony event, showcasing the PS5.

17791 writes: “A close friend of mine was at a Sony meeting due to the nature of his work. The meeting took place the day after the [Mark Cerny] PS5 article went up. He’s sent me some details about what was mentioned at this meeting and has given me the greenlight to say some things that were mentioned: 8 core Zen 2, clocked at 3.2Ghz. Custom Navi GPU, 56CU, 1.8Ghz, 12.9TF. RT is hardware based, co engineered by AMD and Sony. (They believe the RT hardware is the basis for the rumour that Navi was built for Sony) 24GB RAM (Type or bandwidth wasn’t mentioned) Custom embeded Solid State solution paired with HDD. No mention of PSVR 2. At all."

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The user went on to note the backwards compatibility of the console.

“PS4 native backwards compatibility, Boost mode being worked on. No mention of enhanced titles. PS3 BC will stay as part of PS Now for the foreseeable future. “It may not as powerful as some think, Sony say they want a balanced machine that’s powerful with limited potential for bottlenecks. My friend also said Sony as of recently wants to position itself as a premium brand and this will be the messaging focus.

“That’s all I can share and all I know. I’m just a messenger and this is a throwaway account though so I won’t be answering questions.”

What do you think about the ‘leak’? Is it true or are we looking at just a detailed troll?
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