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There’s been an explosion on enthusiast forums over the festive period, as potential PlayStation 5 specifications have leaked. The source seems to stem from GitHub, where an AMD employee stored internal testing data from a variety of in-progress projects. These have since been confirmed as accurate by Digital Foundry, though could be outdated.

So, what do they reveal? Well, allegedly the next-gen device will sport a CPU featuring eight Zen 2 Cores and a GPU boasting 36 custom Navi compute units at 2,000MHz. It’ll also feature GDDR6 memory clocked at double the speed of the PS4 Pro. According to calculations, this pits the machine at 9.2 teraflops.

The interesting thing about this leak, assuming it’s all still accurate, is that it sounds like the Xbox Series X will turn in even more impressive specs – a reported 12.2 teraflops. This is contrary to rumours we’ve heard in the past, where speculation has suggested that both boxes are identical – with some insiders even giving the PS5 the edge.

One theory being posited is that Microsoft’s next console is targeting seriously hardcore gamers – and will have a premium price point attached. Sony’s system, on the other hand, sounds a bit more grounded, and is much more likely to hit that all important $399 price point. There’s also speculation that there’ll be a cheaper, less powerful Xbox Series X alternative for more cost-conscious consumers.

Ultimately, we’re going to have to wait and see until all the official details are out in the open. There’s much more analysis and speculation from Digital Foundry through the link, but the site ultimately concludes that we’ll need to hold out for official information as well. The good news is that we shouldn’t have to wait too long, as the PS5 will be on store shelves this time next year.