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PS5 Dev Kit Leak Suggests Powerful Specs

A new leak about the PS5 dev kit seems to confirm rumors that the console will have incredibly powerful specs. Sources had claimed that Sony had sent out PS5 dev kits in April so that developers could get started making games for the hotly anticipated next generation console.

A tweet by industry insider Benji Sales said, "It's looking like the PS5 kit is running a nearly 13TF GPU." If paired with a Zen 2 CPU from AMD and "a ton of of ultra fast RAM," it could be "a beast," said the tweet. The insider later deleted the tweet, before posting "Oops," explaining that it was a "mistake posting it" and saying that it's "really not worth focusing on." Followers of the insider seemed to disagree and began to share screenshots of the deleted tweet on social media.

The insider's tweet seems to confirm other rumors about the PS5 having incredibly powerful specs. One developer from 3D Realms has just confirmed that the PS5 will be more powerful than Google Stadia. Google has confirmed that Google Stadia, its game streaming service, will offer 10.7 teraflops. So if the PS5 does have a GPU with nearly 13 teraflops, it would be in line with what has already been said.

PS5 13 teraflops tweet

The rest of the insider's tweet also gives fans a reason to feel delighted by the PS5's potential technical specs. The tweet tells PlayStation fans to look at what studios like Guerrilla Games, Naughty Dog, Insomniac Games, and Sony Santa Monica accomplished with the base PS4 and its 1.84 teraflops. These developers were able to use this to create PS4 exclusive games such as God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, Spider-Man, and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. If given more powerful technical specs to play with on the PS5, they could create something that is somehow much better.

Nothing has been officially confirmed about the PS5's specs or the games it may offer yet. However, analysts and insider information all suggest that the PS5 release date will be in 2020. If a 2020 release is on the cards, then Sony will likely want to reveal the console, its specs, and its games in the middle of the year, potentially at E3 2020. Then, fans will be able to see whether these PS5 dev kit leaks were accurate, or if they were just wishful thinking.

Source: Twitter - Benji Sales

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