Gamers are preparing for the next generation of consoles, and they couldn’t be more excited. However, while we do know that Microsoft and Sony are currently developing the PlayStation 5 and the next Xbox consoles, not many details are available. Luckily for us, experts did share with us some details.
What to expect from the next consoles?
Marc-André Jutras is the technical director of Cradle Games. Recently he shared with Gaming Bolt some interesting tid-bits about the consoles. For example, he shared with us what he thinks will be different: “One thing that is going to change will be, you will get a lot more focus on the VRAM, which is the big bottleneck right now if you want good 4K games, because 4K frame buffer takes a lot of space.”
The amount of RAM available was also discussed. “I don’t think we will see 16GB of RAM, most games don’t use that much RAM anyway. I think the next generation will be between 8 and 12, probably,” he explained. “What you will see however is probably a good amount of cores. I wouldn’t be surprised if the next gen was Ryzen 2600 or something like that. Because it is really stable, cheap, and has a good amount of cores.”
It is safe to say that these assumptions are most likely accurate. Jutras knows the gaming industry quite well, and his experience is enough to make us believe his words. He also shared some of his thoughts about VRAM:
“So if you end up with a 4K buffer, you need four times the VRAM. So I think you will see, you won’t see shared RAM space next gen like you do with the PS4. I don’t think you will see that because it’s a big bottleneck. You’ll see more VRAM to support 4K and 5K and whatever else comes around. Just how much of that? I wouldn’t be surprised if the PS5 had 8GB of RAM and 8GB of VRAM,” Jutras concluded.
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