For quite some time, Sony has put a cloak of secrecy over the PS4 Pro. Finally, it has unveiled its new PlayStation console and its specifications reveal that it will give the Xbox One a run for its money. Could it be the revenge of the PlayStation fanatics after Xbox fans have been continually beating their a**es off?
The PS4 Pro specs have been revealed by Mark Cerny, the Chief Architect at PlayStation, laying out the details how the console's new structural design will utilize the power it has. The new architecture that will be showcased in the new PS4 is AMD's polaris design coupled with another GPU aside from the one already existing the in the current PS4.
Moreover, Sony has also added 1GB of slower DRAM which will allow players to run older PlayStation 4 games in the PS4 Pro using only half og the GPU. Meanwhile, the console's multitasking capability will use the extra 1GB of RAM to keep halted applications. The extra memory will then be utilized to output the 4K resolution of the games.
Cerny also confirmed that the PS4 Pro will utilize 5.5GB of its GDDR5 RAm for the 4K output while the 8GB will be used for the interface. The specifications clearly show that the PS4 Pro will enable players to play their games at 4K resolution but their consoles will still be able to multitask. How's that for power?
For more specifics, here is the list of what's inside the box: 8 Jaguar Cores at 2.1GHz CPU; 4.20 TFLOPs Polaris GPU; and a memory of 8 GB GDDR5, 218 GB/s.
The PlayStation 4 Pro will be available in the market on November 10 along with games that are PS4 Pro compatible. It is also expected that Sony will roll out new updates once the PS4 Pro is out so that other games can take advantage of the console's 4K capabilities.