About 2 weeks ago we all witnessed the very first GPU benchmark of AMD Gonzalo chip which allegedly is to be a heart of PlayStation 5 system. Recently a Twitter user KOMACHI_ENSAKA found a CPU benchmark for AMD Flute Platform in the www.userbenchmark.com.
A number of big websites like Tom’s Hardware or TechRadar assumed that it might be an Xbox Scarlett APU [Accelerated Processing Unit]. Why would a new chip for PS5 be created they thought? However, it looks like AMD Flute might be a codename for a platform that PS5’s AMD Gonzalo APU would run on. This was suggested by Komachi in a follow-up tweet.
If true this would mean that the benchmark that was leaked was for next-generation PlayStation’s CPU. So how powerful PlayStation 5 CPU really is? Check below comparison of AMD Flute and Ryzen 7 1700 at same boost speed.
Both CPUs offer almost identical results in Single, Quad-Core & Multi-Core performance. So if PS5 were to release today with CPU performing like this it would perform almost identically as first-generation ZEN based Ryzen 7 1700.
Reading this you may wonder, why a ZEN 2 based 8 core CPU offers the same performance as ZEN based 8 core CPU. ZEN 2 is a newer architecture and more efficient.
These results might be an effect of much lower clock speed and smaller cache memory which was also hinted in the twitter thread you can find here. This is no surprise as consoles received a cut-down version of PC CPUs in the past however even Ryzen 7 1700 performing CPU will be leaps and bounds better than Jaguar cores we find in current-gen consoles.