HBM+ is a much lower power alternative to HBM3 which is a high end equivalent. Its currently designed for lower power configurations as opposed to higher end desktop machines like HBM3 is. BOth of these are supposed to be much more efficient than HBM1 and HBM2 are.
I thought hbm was totally off the cards for consoles due to how power hungry it is? It's the main reason why Nvidia hasn't done anything with it yet.
You just can't have laptop level tdp and hbm. It really wouldn't shock me if they go with gddr6 or something because of it.
I never said anything about SSD, i said HDD.
Seriously, do you guys really believe that a company which stripped away the optical output to save 5 Cent per console is going to implement a SSD drive? Not gonna happen. Not in a market environment where price - and the ability to reduce it down the line - are crucial.
Yes, they'll become cheaper by the day, but they'll still be much more expensive than regular ones.
Also...i would obviously expect a stripped down cheaper unit to get rid of features to save on cost, that has nothing to do with PS5's launch unit tho