3 Reasons Why 'PlayStation 4 Pro' Is Like A $900 Gaming PC
The Sony PlayStation 4 Pro is definitely the video game console to beat this year and in 2017, and this is due to its powerful GPU that is capable of boosting the performance of video games, further stepping ahead towards the power of the Xbox One S.
Not everyone is entirely sure of just how powerful this console is, especially when it is being compared to a gaming PC. However, the developers of ARK: Survival Evolved seems to strongly believe that the console is pretty comparable to a $900 gaming PC in terms of overall gaming performance.
PS4 Pro is similar to a Pro Gaming PC
In a recent interview with WCCFTECH, Lead Programmer and Co-founder of Studio Wildcard, Jeremy Stieglitz, had a lot to say about ARK: Survival Evolved and the PlayStation 4 Pro. The game is finally coming to the PlayStation after releasing first on the Xbox One and PC via Early Access programs.
This comes as a surprise seeing as Sony had already decided not to allow the game to launch on the PlayStation 4 Pro until it was completely finished. But somehow, something happened behind the scene, and now Sony has changed its mind.
PS4 Pro GPU is very powerful
When Stieglitz was asked about the performance of the PlayStation 4 Pro, he straightly compared its GPU to a NVIDIA 970. Stieglitz was very impressed with its overall performance, and at a very reasonable price.
"We estimate it would cost at least $900 to build a similarly powerful gaming PC rig, and that's if you were custom-building it with some extreme cost control," says Stieglitz. "We estimated that its raw GPU performance is very similar to a NVIDIA 970, and along with CPU improvements and overall more costs, it's a really high benchmark for console performance."
In terms of how the games will perform on the PlayStation 4 Pro, every compatible game will run at 720P at 60 frames per second and 1080P at a lower 30 frames per second. When it is compared to the older version for the original PlayStation 4, we can expect 680P or 720P. That is quite shocking seeing as the majority of PlayStation 4 games have performed way above 720P.
PlayStation 4 Pro's success
So far, the PlayStation 4 Pro has been doing very well for Sony. It positioned the company to have the most video game consoles sold during the month of November, and a whopping 50 million sold overall since the 2013 launch of the PlayStation 4 Pro. Furthermore, it could end up roughly 20 million ahead of the Xbox One at the end of its lifespan, according to several analysts.
A 20 million lead would guarantee that Sony would become the undisputed winner of this generation. But then again, Microsoft is also talking about the end of console generations with its upcoming Project Scorpio. This would then mean that every new console will play the games of the previous, similar to how a PC operates.
Why The 'Xbox Project Scorpio' Might Not Compete Against 'PlayStation 4 Pro'?
With the Project Scorpio slated for its official release next year, a lot of eager fans are excited about the upcoming Xbox flagship. But rumors of its very expensive price has been a letdown. But with all things said, Xbox Head Phil Spencer assures that all the specs featured on the Scorpio during this year E3 will not be changing and will definitely come. Aside from that Spencer has also hinted that The Xbox Scorpio will not be competing directly on the PlayStation 4 Pro, since it is going to be way better than the Pro.
Can The 'PlayStation 4 Pro' Create A Better World For Gamers?
PlayStation 4 games have never looked so amazingly good, but is it truly worth spending out all that extra cash for some slightly flashier visuals? Slowly but surely, Sony has started molding a better future for console gaming. With the introduction of their three newest hardware, spearheaded by the PlayStation 4 Pro, it can definitely be an avenue for creating a whole new world of gaming.
Can the 'Xbox One' Beat The 'PlayStation 4' In The Long Run?
The PlayStation 4 has been dominating its competitors ever since its release in 2013. The Xbox comes in second and has been playing second fiddle ever since. But recently, with the introduction of the Xbox One S, Microsoft has slowly been catching up and might potentially outrun Sony. The Xbox has been winning the sales competition ever since September of this year. With that trend growing, it would not be a surprise that the Xbox will now be the One dominating in console sales.
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