Videogamers around the world are eagerly anticipating the release of the PlayStation 5 games console, but so far, Sony has sadly been pretty tight-lipped about it. We still don't have a release date for the machine: all we know is that it's coming soon and it will be awesome when it hits the shelves.
However, now the technical spec for Sony's upcoming games console has leaked to the internet, and fans are seriously hyped about the graphical capabilities of the hardware.
The announcement was first made when a Twitter-user and games expert with the handle @isaparrot took to social media to posted the purported speeds for the console's graphics processor.
The tweet reads: "BREAKING: THIS IS PS5. According to this leak - the GPU will be clocked at an insane 2ghz. This equates to 9.2 TF on the RDNA architecture. Or roughly 14 TF on the GCN Architecture aka over double the power of the X1X. Almost RTX2080 power. [sic]"
This isn't the only choice bit of info we've gleaned on the console. This week, a number of images of the supposed PlayStation 5 development kit circulated on social media as well, which were originally discovered by the Dutch website LetsGoDigital. However, many people consider the widely-circulated pictures to be a hoax.
In a recent interview with Wired, lead system architect Mark Cerny stated that VR and enhanced audio are also important features in the new console's design. Cerny stated: "As a gamer. It's been a little bit of a frustration that audio did not change too much between PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. With the next console, the dream is to show how dramatically different the audio experience can be when we apply significant amounts of hardware horsepower to it."
Meanwhile, PlayStation's CEO Jim Ryan recently explained to CNET why info on the console was being released so slowly, stating: "We wanted to make sure that the PlayStation fans had clear and unambiguous information from us instead of garbled nonsense third and fourth hand - some of it true, some of it perhaps certain times less true. This is just the start."
Check out some of the social media reactions to the console's specs below:
However, what we do know for certain is that the current lifespan of the PS4 is another two-to-three years, so gamers will have to be patient before they can experience those much-touted next-gen graphics.