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PS5 Pro is Three Times Faster and Arrives This Year

2024 will mark the release of the PS5 Pro console. While Sony has yet to announce any new hardware for the year, various leaks from the past few months report on it arriving at the end of 2024. A new leak has detailed the console’s performance alongside devkit information.

The PlayStation 5 Pro is reportedly up to three times faster than the current PS5 model when performing certain tasks. Sony is currently developing the console under the codename “Trinity”.

The hardware includes 67 teraflops of 16-bit floating point calculations which works out to 33.5 teraflops of single-precision compute. This number gives the console a rough 45% performance boost over the current PS5.

Keep in mind that it is difficult to compare the architecture across both consoles on a one-to-one basis due to the changes in AMD’s RDNA technology. Even though the numbers might seem similar, the tech has changed and the GPU side has improved in other ways apart from just speed. However, comparing the PS5 to the PS5 Pro would roughly be closer to 10.28 teraflops vs 17 teraflops.

Essentially, this puts the PS5 Pro alongside an AMD RX 7800 XT which is a jump from the current PS5’s RX 6700. This means the console would offer improved raytracing up to three or four times compared to the standard PS5. This is when comparing the console’s GPU performance.

When looking at the CPU performance, the leak claims that the PS5 Pro has the same CPU as the base PS5. However, the CPU will include a “High-Frequency Mode” which boosts the clocks up to 3.85GHz. This would give the PS5 Pro a 10% improvement in CPU tasks compared to the standard console. The leak does claim that activating the CPU High Frequency Mode slows down the GPU by 1.5%.

The PS5 Pro could have system memory running at 576 GB/s which is 25% faster than the base PS5. It also reportedly features improved audio sampling and is capable of processing more sound effects at a higher quality.

Sony is also reportedly working on a special version of its own super-resolution tech called PlayStation Spectral Super Resolution (PSSR). This tech is rumoured to use PlayStation machine learning for image upscaling similar to NVIDIA DLSS and AMD’s FSR. The tech is meant to be a big focus for the PS5 Pro and will be used to enhance the resolution of games while the higher performance helps deliver enhanced visual quality.

The console will also launch in a similar design to the recent PS5 Slim unit and come with an optional detachable disc drive. According to the leaks, first-party studios at PlayStation currently have devkits and are working on games and updates for existing games. These devkits were sent out in September last year and third-party studios received them in January.

Lastly, the PS5 Pro is expected to launch in November this year. Sony originally planned to launch it by the end of 2024 and the company is reportedly on target for the release. However, we don’t know if Sony will stagger the launch of the hardware similarly to the PS5 Slim. The sleeker PS5 console has yet to hit South African shores with an expected launch in the coming weeks.

Source: Insider Gaming

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