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.
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Leaked Renders Reveal Familiar Design
The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact leaked in the new set of live images, revealing the device's details.
Sony To Announce Flagship Smartphone With 6-Inch Bezel-Less Screen At IFA 2017
Sony is rumored to be unveiling a new flagship smartphone at the IFA 2017 which will have a 6-inch bezel-less display.
Game Of Thrones, Don’t Die, Mr. Robot And Other Free Games On PlayStation Plus This July 2017; Check Them Out Here
Sony is again giving away several video games for free for PlayStation Plus subscribers this July. Among the titles are Game of Thrones, and Don’t Die, Mr. Robot.
Xperia XZ Premium: Sony's Expensive Phone Has Extravagant Features You Won't See In iPhones
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium may look old but it comes with amazing features not found in the latest smartphones today.
New Atari Console In The Works, Not Competing With Microsoft And Sony
A new Atari console based on PC technology is currently in development, the company has confirmed. It's being teased as "Ataribox."
MORE IN ITECHPOST
Apple Watch 3's LTE Sim Support Might Not Be Able To Make Phone Calls
Apple Watch 3, according to Ming Chi Kuo, will be coming with an embedded electronic LTE sim in some models.
'Tokyo Ghoul' Season 3 Delayed By Its Live-Action Movie? Ken Kenaki Returns With Another Identity?
"Tokyo Ghoul" season 3's release is delayed and there are countless speculations as to why it is being pushed back. Reports claim that the show is to give way to "One Punch Man" and "My Hero Acdemia" but new rumors say that it's lack of materials and storyline as well as its live-action movie are causing the delay.
Why Valve’s Revelation Of ‘Artifact’ Dismayed ‘Dota’ Fans?
The unexpected revelations of Valve's "Artifact" card game earned unexpected negative reactions from the Dota community.