The specs for Sony’s new high-end PlayStation 4 Pro have been revealed, with confirming that the fresh system packs double the GPU power as the original PS4.
The PlayStation 4 Pro will cost $399, packing an AMD Polaris-based GPU giving 4.20 TFLOPs of GPU power (roughly double that of PS4’s original 1.84 TFLOPS) and an overclocked 8-core AMD Jaguar CPU based on x86-64 architecture. The PS4 Pro’s single-chip processor is likely based on the power efficient 16nm FinFET node, matching the same node of the new PS4 Slim refresh.
As expected more performance equals to more power consumption, the PS4 Pro consumes up to 310W in power compared to the PS4’s 250W draw, but the new console uses the same AC 100V 50/60Hz power adapter as the base model. Sadly there’s no particular frequency for the overclocked Jaguar CPU, but previous leaks suggest the PS4 Pro’s processor at 2.1GHz, compared to original PS4’s 1.66GHz CPU speeds. Sony has also confirmed that the new 4K-ready PS4 has increased memory bandwidth in its unified 8GB of GDDR5 system memory. Although it supports 4K upscaling, the new console won’t support 4K UHD Blu-ray discs.
Check below for the full spec sheet:
The new PS4 Pro will support all existing PS4 games, but every game will require Forward Compatibility software updates to use the console’s new hardware. Forward Compatibility upgrades will vary on a game-by-game basis, and developers will have freedom to choose how each game is optimized for offering performance enhancements like 4K upscaled resolution, frame rate boosts, lighting/environment/weather effects, and more.
“A number of games you already own may have been patched to support PS Pro,” Cerny said. “We have over a dozen of our first-party studios working to patch in Forward Compatibility, and third-party developers adding support soon.”
“Every PS4 game title, including those already available and those launching in the future, will run on all PS4 including PS4 Pro. Furthermore, all the PS4 system employs the same user interface and shares the same online community for multiplayer gaming and network services.”
PS4 Pro: What we know so far:
- Double GPU power over existing PS4 models (roughly 2x AMD Radeon HD 7850)
- CPU with boosted clock rate
- Higher memory bandwidth
- No 4K UHD Blu-ray player
- Launches November 10 for $399
- 4K resolution upscaling
- HDR support
- Higher frame rates, improved in-game performance across the board
- Plays all existing PS4 games, but not every PS4 game will leverage the new hardware for improved performance
- 1TB hard drive