Sony’s PlayStation 5 Developer Kit has been pictured

Sony's PlayStation 5 Developer Kit has been pictured

Sony’s PlayStation 5 Developer Kit has been pictured

We already know a lot about Sony’s PlayStation 5 console, from its use of AMD’s Zen CPU cores and Navi/RDNA graphics hardware to its use of solid-state storage and hardware-accelerated raytracing.    

Patents for Sony’s PlayStation 5 development kit have also been circulating online, but now, we have an image of the real things. That’s right; this is Sony’s PlayStation 5 development kit, complete with its V-style vent and all of the useful add-ons that developers can expect. This leaked image comes via ZONEofTECH. 

Looking at the image below we can see that the PlayStation 5 developer kit is designed to be stackable, with the kit featuring both top and bottom-mounted rubber feet. This, when combined with the system’s V-shaped vents, allows multiple developer kits to be stacked without starving each console of airflow. With prior console generations, we have seen developers stack their development kits with lego spacers to ensure that each console has adequate airflow. Sony has considered this with PlayStation 5 and has ensured that the development kit is stackable without any modification. 

We know that Sony’s PlayStation 5 will utilise 100GB 4K Bly-Ray disks and utilise an 8-core, 16-thread AMD Zen 2 processor. That said, we do not know if these CPU cores will contain any PlayStation-exclusive modifications or other console-grade customisations. With AMD’s Zen 2 cores, we expect that PlayStation 5 to offer a significant performance boost over PlayStation 4, both in terms of IPC and core clock speeds.  

  Sony's PlayStation 5 Developer Kit has been pictured

At this time it is unknown whether or not Sony’s PlayStation 5 developer kit will have its V-style design make it into consumer-grade PlayStation 5 consoles. Expect major design changes for Sony’s finalised PlayStation 5 consoles. 

Sony’s PlayStation 5 console will release sometime within the Holiday 2020 timeframe. We expect a launch in late November 2020. 

  
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