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Hmmmmmmm. I'm on the fence about it.

On one hand SONY has been building consoles for over 2 decades; I doubt they would allow technical issues to be their downfall. I also doubt they would give a 1 week advantage to Microsoft, but article saying 6 months to year? gtfo. 

But on the other hand, something does not feel right with SONY and PS5. Ive been saying constantly that MS shook SONY and I do think there is something is up.



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Yes totally thrustworthy. Sony confirmed it with invisible ink on the announcement of the TLOU2.
On other news they are delaying 1 year to have a 20Tf console.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

If this is real, maybe they had to increase the frequency to keep pace with the XBX, and the power consumption increases exponentially at the end of the curve.



Personally don't buy it, but I'm not gonna say its 100% false just yet, there have been a few red flags with the PS5 campaign.



Why do people keep making noise about system not being shown?

We didn't see the Xbox One or any games on it until May 2013.

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Captain_Yuri said:
There are so many problems with the comment that I am gonna just say: I doubt it...

Also we did see a launch title... It's called Godfall

https://www.godfall.com/

I don't think any Godfall footage has been from PS5. It's all been on PC. 

method114 said:

The main thing that makes me thinks this is fake is that he puts all the blame on Sony being over confident. What does that have to do with them failing at heating issues? They were so overconfident that they just failed at completely designing it and instead just netflixed and chilled? Doesn't make sense. If this is happening it's not because Sony was to overconfident it was just a huge mistake on their end.

I could see overconfidence being an issue. All of the leaked documentation shows that the initial plans were for 9.2TFLOPS. It's completely possible that they quickly boosted frequencies of the console when there were grumblings of the Series X having over 12TFLOPS of performance. When you look at the clock speeds it makes perfect sense. 2.23Ghz with the 36 CU's is 10.28TFLOPS, but it if you decrease it to 2GHz brings it exactly at that 9.21TFLOPS of performance that was originally leaked. Overclocking would definitely cause more thermal issues, especially since they are doing it for both the GPU and the CPU. Which, it's not uncommon for a manufacturer to increase clock speed to get more performance out of an unlaunched console. The Xbox One did this, as an example. 



So Sony is doomed Again??



Doctor_MG said:
Captain_Yuri said:
There are so many problems with the comment that I am gonna just say: I doubt it...

Also we did see a launch title... It's called Godfall

https://www.godfall.com/

I don't think any Godfall footage has been from PS5. It's all been on PC. 

method114 said:

The main thing that makes me thinks this is fake is that he puts all the blame on Sony being over confident. What does that have to do with them failing at heating issues? They were so overconfident that they just failed at completely designing it and instead just netflixed and chilled? Doesn't make sense. If this is happening it's not because Sony was to overconfident it was just a huge mistake on their end.

I could see overconfidence being an issue. All of the leaked documentation shows that the initial plans were for 9.2TFLOPS. It's completely possible that they quickly boosted frequencies of the console when there were grumblings of the Series X having over 12TFLOPS of performance. When you look at the clock speeds it makes perfect sense. 2.23Ghz with the 36 CU's is 10.28TFLOPS, but it if you decrease it to 2GHz brings it exactly at that 9.21TFLOPS of performance that was originally leaked. Overclocking would definitely cause more thermal issues, especially since they are doing it for both the GPU and the CPU. Which, it's not uncommon for a manufacturer to increase clock speed to get more performance out of an unlaunched console. The Xbox One did this, as an example. 

Interesting.



Well, whether this is credible or not, everyone's going to know for sure soon enough. It's already April, and time flies.



I personally doubt that this is true, but he does bring up one good point about the form factor. We know that PS5 has both an overclocked CPU and an overclocked GPU, with the system variably adjusting clock speeds for each based on thermal draw. The TDP of a system that relies that heavily on clock speed is bound to be quite high, as power usage increases exponentially the higher the clock rate, it's not a linear increase. I highly doubt that a system with a TDP over 200 watts will be possible in a traditional, flat console form factor. Trying to exhaust the hot air out of the back and sides of a traditional flat console will almost certainly not work for a system with a TDP that high, even PS4 Pro with a 150 watt TDP is loud as hell due to the fan speed it has to run at with it's blower style fan in order to exhaust hot air. If Sony did foolishly try to make PS5 a traditional flat design I could see them having massive issues like those described in the rumor. But I also highly doubt that Sony would be foolish enough to attempt a traditional flat PS5. 

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 02 April 2020