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Microsoft and Sony aim to beat Stadia's GPU processing power

Published: 14:23, 29 March 2019
Updated: 14:41, 29 March 2019
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According to the latest rumours on ResetEra, both Sony and Microsoft aim to beat Google Stadia's 10.7 teraflop GPU with their new Xbox and PlayStation flagship consoles. Both consoles are still scheduled to release sometime in 2020.

Ever since Google officially announced its cloud gaming service named Stadia on GDC 2019, many started to wonder what could this mean for the future of traditional gaming experience, or more specifically, next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft.

Google revealed that Stadia will run on 10.7 teraflops of GPU processing power, which is more than double of teraflop count found in most powerful consoles today - Xbox One X and PS4 Pro. This, of course, was enough to fuel the talks about the new consoles and if they will be able to compete with Stadia.

However, according to the latest rumours that surfaced on ResetEra forum, both Sony and Microsoft aim to beat Stadia's 10.7 teraflop GPU with PlayStation 5 and next Xbox.

The information comes from Kotaku's Jason Schreier and if his sources are legit, this could mean that PS5 and next Xbox could triple and double the teraflops count of their predecessors respectively.

Some earlier leaks suggested that Sony's PlayStation 5 could have 14.2 teraflops AMD Navi GPU, which at that time did not look realistic, but with the latest info, it's possible that the teraflops count could be at least close to the leaked number.

Schreier also mentioned that despite all the rumours about devkits, not many people have been briefed on the next-gen consoles and that only a small number of engineers know the specs.

"The number of people briefed on next-gen is still very limited. Even within companies like, say, DICE, there'll be a small team of engineers who now have a rough idea of specs, and everyone else will know when they need to know. Not a lot of devs are disclosed on next-gen right now," Schreier wrote in his post on ResetEra.

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He also said that next-gen consoles are still scheduled to release sometime in 2020 and confirmed the rumours that Microsoft are working on their own streaming service for games.

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