In the past few months, the gaming community has been experiencing a shortage of new graphics cards and consoles. Analysts are already warning that the problem will remain relevant until the end of 2021.
But the Chinese port cnBeta.com writes that the problems for gamers are just beginning. Allegedly, hackers were able to hack the PlayStation 5 console and taught it … to mine cryptocurrency.
It must be said right away that the information has no official confirmation. But the editors of the Chinese portal published a screenshot sent to it with a demonstration of the capabilities of the Sony tree in a new incarnation.
The image shows that the custom PS5 chip developed by AMD is capable of up to 99 MHz per second – more than the GeForce RTX 3080.
How this is possible is not entirely clear, since the console’s gaming performance is much lower.
However, so far there is no conclusive evidence that the PS5 is really suitable for mining cryptocurrency, and the image is not fabricated. In theory, such a console hack is easier to implement than disabling the authentication of games for piracy, but the information given should be taken with a grain of salt.