What happens when you bump that up to 2.8 - 3.0Ghz?
On Cinebnech R15, 14 nm Ryzen ultra mobile at 3Ghz four cores active consumes about 20 watts. I config my Ryzen mobile for ~1.6 to 1.8 Ghz with ~1100 Mhz Vega 8 with 25 watt budget. I use RyzenAdj tool to change TDP profile to 30 or 35 watts, hence less throttling e.g. +2Ghz CPUs with Vega 8 at 1100 Mhz.
7nm improvements, Epyc 2 doubles CPU core count within Epyc 1's TDP limits.
7nm VII is over-voltage by AMD.
VII with under-voltage rivals RTX 2080's performance per watts.
8 core Zen v2 at 1.6Ghz is 4X math and 2X integer resources over PS4's Jaguar 8 cores at 1.6Ghz.
8 core Zen v2 at 1.6 Ghz + RX 3070 is effectively a drop in PS4 replacement with similar TDP and BOM cost.
So you honestly don't think the Zen CPU in the PS5 is gonna be in the 2.8 - 3.0Ghz range, I thought that was pretty much a given.
I get that Zen at the same clock speed is still an improvement over Jaguar, but I just don't buy Sony going under 2Ghz with the Zen cores, but I do understand how you got to that conclusion. Its definitely a possibility, but I still have doubts.
PS4 Pro has 2.1 Ghz 8 core Jaguar at 16nm
X1X has 2.3 Ghz 8 core Jaguar (lower latency) at 16nm
PS5 is asking for ??? Ghz 8 core Zen v2 at 7 nm. Zen v2 has 2X integer, 4X load/store(dual 256bit wide) and 4X floats (two AVX 256bit FMAC) when compared to Jaguar.
You're asking more than 2X-to-4X improvements from 16 nm Jaguar to 7nm Zen v2
If Sony finds a way assimilate Xbox One X's Vapor Chamber cooling solution within $399 box, then TDP limit is higher. Xbox One X is under $399 atm.
Yes, I am asking for Zen 2 to be more fully utilized in the consoles. 2.4Ghz+ or bust. 1.6Ghz would be a dissapointment even though its still big improvement over Jaguar.