Sony finally revealed the new and more powerful PS4 model, and it won’t be called PS4K, NEO, or 4.5 but instead it will be “PS4 Pro”.
The console is said to have eight Jaguar cores clocked at 2.1 GHz, 36 GCN compute units at 911 MHz and 8 GB GDDR5 at 218 GB/s. It supports both the current DualShock 4 controller as well as the updated version revealed in August via PlayStation 4 Slim leaks.
PS4 Pro allows games to deliver graphics with far more detail and unprecedented visual precision. Users with 4K TVs will be able to enjoy all PS4 titles in higher quality, such as 4K quality*1 resolution and faster or more stable frame rates. In addition, PS4 Pro supports 4K video playback to deliver 4K streaming video services such as Netflix and YouTube. HDTV owners will also be able to enjoy the enhanced gameplay experiences on PS4 Pro, as the system delivers 1080p resolution for all PS4 games and higher or more stable frame rates for some supported titles. Even if you don’t own an HDR TV, games will still look “upgraded” by boosting the graphics for lower definition displays. Cernyt said the PS4 Pro will automatically output to the best resolution possible, and will play the games at the determined setting.
All PS4 systems will support HDR with an upcoming firmware update. A number of games have been or will be patched to work on PS4 Pro, so there is no need to buy new versions of the PS4 games you already own. For example, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and its pre-order incentive, Modern Warfare Remastered, will support PS4 Pro “out of the box” and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be patched to support Pro.
PS4 Pro comes out in November with a price tag of $399. PS4 Slim, the other reveal that didn’t come up as a surprise is said to have the exact same specs as the old PS4 model and going forward it will be the company’s standard PS4 coming at $299.