The world is on the brink of another crisis. Problems in chip manufacturing continue to affect almost every sector, from cars to computers. Chip orders, normally prepared in a few weeks, wait in line for months or even almost a year. This causes many electronic products to experience disruptions in the supply chain.
The next generation of game consoles has also had its share of crisis. According to DigiTimes, Sony is changing its processor due to a problem with PlayStation 5 production.
Sony, which uses processors made with 5nm technology on existing PlayStation 5 models, is giving up due to supply shortages and cost. The company plans to use a 6 nm AMD CPU by removing a refurbished version of the console.
The performance of these processors, obtained by a relatively old production technique, is a question of curiosity. Although experts say it will be difficult to respond, no significant change is expected. Especially when PlayStation 5 sales are so good. Probably the 6nm processor will consume more power and heat up compared to the version, which is 5nm. However, the console’s power unit and cooling system are expected to deal with these problems easily.
The change, which has not yet been officially confirmed, will allegedly begin in the second or third quarter of 2022. The PlayStation 5, which will only be refreshed from the inside, will probably not undergo any significant visual changes. Sony has not commented on the matter, but it remains to be seen how the players will react.