One of Sony's compiler experts has taken to working on some tuning for the AMD Ryzen "znver1" microarchitecture support within the LLVM compiler stack. This begs the question why Sony is working on Ryzen improvements if not for a future product.
“Sony Is Working On AMD Ryzen LLVM Compiler Improvements - Possibly For The PlayStation 5“ What exactly are the benefits of improving such features?
knack 3 of course, what else ?
Ryzen is probably a safe bet for next gen, but this doesn't really mean anything. It's just one guy, and there's no indication the work was specifically for Sony. When John Carmack was at id he would still help out with programming and design for lots of hardware and software projects that had nothing to do with id. It's pretty common.
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