Why Sony Releasing A PS5 Pro Model Is An Inevitability
During the last console generation, Sony released an incremental upgrade to the PlayStation 4, called the PS4 Pro. In total, Sony have sold roughly 116 million PS4 consoles to date and over 23 million of those, were the Pro model of the PS4. Thus, the PS4 Pro was a massive success and therefore, it would make sense that Sony would seek to repeat that level of success with a PS5 Pro.
Although it makes sense financially for Sony to develop a pro model of the PS5, nothing is ever certain in this business. However, the fact that details are emerging regarding the console’s specifications, increases the chances of this improved version of the PS5 becoming a reality.
The Details So Far
The latest barrage of information comes from a YouTube channel called RedGamingTech. They claim that Sony are looking to overhaul their massively successful PS5 console with a beefier version. This new version will allegedly sport a GPU which will offer double the performance of the GPU in the current PS5. The standard PlayStation 5 comes with a GPU based on architecture similar to that of AMD’s RDNA 2. This GPU provides 36 Compute Units (CUs) and 10 TFLOPs of theoretical performance.
Doubling this already impressive amount of processing power would be impressive, though I am curious as to how Sony can pull this off without also doubling the price of the console. Red Gaming Tech’s video claims that the PS5 Pro will make use of an updated Ryzen APU based on 4 nm or 5 nm TSMC nodes. All of this means that Sony’s new incremental console could be capable of achieving 2.5x the speed of raytracing tasks in comparison with the base PS5.
Coupling The Pro With Other New Tech
RedGamingTech also claim that the PS5 Pro will be able to play games natively at 4K and provide higher FPS than the base PS5. Due to all of these performance upgrades, the PS5 Pro should also provide a better environment for using the the PlayStation VR2 when it launches. Aiding this marriage of technology is an alleged new form of supersampling, which Sony are currently carrying out R&D on.
Apparently, Sony are currently working on their own version of AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) and NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS.) Sony’s supersampling will not make use of the new FSR 2.0 and will instead be exclusive to the new PlayStation 5 Pro consoles.
When Can We Expect To See The PS5 Pro Drop?
The one big catch to all of this exciting news is the amount of time that we are likely going to have to wait before getting our hands on the new tech. RedGamingTech’s YouTube video claims that we will not see the PS5 Pro make its debut until sometime in late 2023 at the earliest, although it will more likely be sometime in 2024.
So what do you think of these new details? Does the prospect of a PS5 Pro excite you? Have you even managed to get your hands on a base PS5 yet? Let us know in the comments section below.
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