A detailed analysis of the PS5 APU (a component that works on the CPU and graphics card) was published by Twitter user Fritzchens Fritz, who revealed some key features about the internal structure of the console.
The failure of the PS5 APU would indeed seem to confirm that some parts of the Zen 2 FPU are actually absent from the machine’s architecture. Another user later noticed that there is no unified cache for the CPU or GPU. This probably won’t mean much to novice hardware users, but there are already rumors that the console is not as powerful as claimed by the developers.
A first quick and dirty die-shot of the PS5 APU (better SWIR image will follow). It looks like some Zen 2 FPU parts are missing. pic.twitter.com/PefXCxc3G1
— Fritzchens Fritz (@FritzchensFritz) February 14, 2021
The absence of these components could in fact prove that Sony’s console is actually not as powerful as it should be. However, we would like to take these considerations with due care.
Official and in-depth analyzes have not yet been released on the issue, in addition to the fact that this type of failure does not seem to have occurred on such a number of consoles that can cause us to seriously worry, unlike the problems that many users are reporting in these days concerning the new DualSense, which seems to be suffering from drifting (a problem with analogs), which has been tormenting Nintendo Switch players for years.
The PlayStation 5 was released in the US on November 12, 2020, and in the UK on November 19. The console has sold over 4.5 million units worldwide, making it clear from the outset that they do not want to lose the console war with Xbox Series X of Microsoft.
Despite this, the console still suffers from a shortage of stocks, a situation aggravated by the action of scalpers who are able to bypass online queues to acquire orders before regulars. Until further confirmation, therefore, we suggest that you take the Twitter user’s analysis with due care.