PC component designer AMD is working with Sony on the development of the upcoming PlayStation 5. According to AMD's CEO Lisa Su, there's even some "special sauce" in the system that AMD is helping with that Sony hasn't revealed yet.
Speaking with Jim Cramer, Su described AMD's positive relationship with Sony, having previously collaborated on the PlayStation 4. "We are so honored and proud to be part of Sony's next-generation PlayStation," said Su. "This has been a really long-term partnership with them. We love gaming. We think gaming is a really good secular growth market."
While Su didn't reveal the specifics of their partnership, she says AMD has worked on some of the next-generation console's architecture. "What we have done with Sony is really architect something for their application, for their special sauce."
Sony console architect Mark Cerny revealed some details about the PlayStation 5 to Wired recently. These include details regarding the PS5's 8 core AMD 7nm Zen 2 processor, ray tracing capabilities, SSD storage, and even the power to hit 8k.
But based on what Su told Kramer, there's something extra special that Sony hasn't revealed yet. This is a fair assumption as the PS5 hasn't even been officially unveiled to the public. We know from our friends at Digital Foundry that there are plenty of ways Sony can improve upon the PS4's performance, so perhaps it's related to the CPU, which DF says is a weakpoint for the PS4.
With Sony skipping E3 this year, it's anyone's guess on when the public will see the official reveal of the PS5. But you can check out our PS5 guide for everything we know about the system so far.