TCL Technology, a company specializing in the production of hardware components, estimated at a new conference held today that mid-gen will take place. According to the manufacturer in question, in fact, both PlayStation 5 Pro and the new Xbox Series models will arrive between 2023 and 2024.
Mid-gen consoles would aim to push even more with resolution and framerate, perhaps even in a completely senseless way. The goal would be to guarantee 4K at 60 / 120fpsbut with the possibility of having an output that can go up to 8K at 60 / 120fps. Clearly this will require a large increase in power.
Currently, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, the manufacturer estimates, have power equivalent to that of an AMD RX6700XT. The next generation of consoles, on the other hand, should show off a power capable of rivaling the as yet unannounced AMD RX7700XT. Clearly, these they are manufacturer’s estimates and anything but confirmation.
The time frame hypothesized by TCL Technology, however, coincides with that seen in the eighth generation of consoles. Both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were launched in November 2013. Sony’s mid-gen console, PS4 Pro, came out about three years later along with PlayStation 4 Slim and Xbox One S. Xbox One X, on the other hand, came out 4 years later. .
It is also reasonable to expect double the power of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, if not even a greater gap. PlayStation 4 Pro, after all, is about 2.3 times more powerful of PlayStation 4. Even Xbox One X is nearly 4.5 times more powerful than the first Xbox One.
Clearly, a gap like the one seen with Xbox One X is hard to seeboth consoles being very powerful as of now, unlike PS4 and Xbox One which were rather outdated. The architecture change hypothesized by Red Gaming Tech, on the other hand… well, it’s unlikely to say the least.
Source: Tom Henderson