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PS5 Pro — Rumors & Leaks

PS5 Pro
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Currently, Sony is working on a PlayStation 5 Pro model, the ‘Pro’ version, which will come with a powerful GPU. Therefore, it can deliver performance up to three times faster than the existing PS5 models for some specific tasks. Sony is planning to launch this ‘Pro’ version later this year. According to some Industry analysts, it can be expected that the PS5 Pro will include updated hardware capabilities. And its release is likely to happen before the launch of Grand Theft Auto 6 in 2025.

A new report has elaborated all the detailed specs of the upcoming console. According to this leak, the model is expected to be available with several improvements in different areas like CPU clock speed, system memory, and graphical performance. It seems as if the company is moving from an AMD Radeon RX 6700 to something close to the Radeon RX 7800 XT. People who play ray-traced games can enjoy better performance. As per the report, the model can provide even 4 times better ray tracing performance in a few cases.

PS5 Pro Release Date:

When it comes to talking about the release date, Sony is expected to follow a 3-year release gap like it did with the PS4 Pro model. According to a report in January 2023 said that the model could be available sooner. It has been confirmed by the RedGamingTech YouTube channel’s sources. People have already seen a release for the PS5 Slim in November. Therefore, assuming this year will be more credible.

In late May 2022, a press conference was held by TCL about future TVs. At that conference, TCL said that it expected the release of a PS5 Pro model either in 2023 or 2024. It is equivalent to the Xbox Series X and S. However, as TCL is speculating itself, we can not guarantee anything.

PS5 Pro Price:

Price is the major factor for multiple users around this model. The current cost of the PS5 is $499 / £450 / €499. But remember that this model is still popular. Therefore, multiple gamers are ready to pay the money to enjoy the features of PS5 Pro. It is already seen that the price of PS4 Pro was around £100 / $100 / €100 more than the value of the base PS4. So, it can be expected that you need to spend a little more on the Pro version than the PS5. It is expected that the price of the PS5 Pro will be at around $550.

PS5 Pro Design:

The design of the PS5 was an instant talking point when it was unveiled first. It is available in a white and black contrast. Because of the large wingtips, it becomes an imposing installation on the countertop or TV stand on which you put it. The thing is true for the digital edition and the standard version. These trim away the disc drive for people who are unwilling to have this. As a result, a new question arises about the next version of the PS5, i.e., will the model remain in the same aesthetic?

Report From Insider Gaming:

The report says that the system memory of the Pro version will be 576 GB/s, whereas the system memory of the base version of PS5 is 448 GB/s. Hence, it is clear that the Pro version is more efficient than the normal one, as you can see a 28% increase in bandwidth. It is expected that this upcoming model will soon be available with the eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU like the base PS5 model. When it comes to talking about the CPU, you can find this available with a ‘High CPU Frequency Mode.’ The clock speed of the model can reach up to 3.85GHz. Compared to the PS5, you can see a jump of 10% performance boost.

However, the report says that the CPU gets more power because of the High CPU Frequency Mode. As a result, you can see this downclocking the GPU by around 1.5%. Therefore, you can see 1% lower GPU performance. According to Henderson, this upcoming model might follow the recent redesign of the PS5.

What Did Actually Leak Documents Reveal About PS5 Pro?

  • The actual leak of documents that was posted to the original developer portal of Sony, mentioned PSSR .
  • There is a rumor that ML or machine learning is used for image upscaling, and it is similar to Nvidia’s DLSS or AMD’s FSR.
  • It can include upscaling and 8K resolutions in the upcoming versions.
  • It can improve the performance of ray tracing on the rumored PS5 Pro hardware.
  • PS5 Pro will have an upscaling or antialiasing solution which is named PSSR or PlayStation Spectral Super Resolution Upscaling.
  • Besides, it may come with an AI accelerator and custom machine learning architecture.
  • In addition, this future model may come with 1TB of storage space.
  • As per new leaks, the PS5 Pro is expected to be available with new audio enhancements.
  • In PS5 Pro, the clock speed of ACV will be higher than the standard PlayStation 5. As a result, the ACM library delivers 35% more performance.
  • Documents from the PS developer portal leaked that the upcoming model will come with GPU improvements. The leak says that the new console might feature 45% faster rendering than the base version of PlayStation 5. At the same time, it would feature 2-3x faster rendering than Ray-tracing.

The PS5 Pro will come with 33.5 teraflops of single-precision computing power than the base version’s 10.28 teraflops. Xbox Series X is the strongest current-gen console. It includes 12 teraflops of computational power. It can be expected that this new model is likely to hit the market sooner. The company did launch a lighter version of the base model PS5 having a larger internal storage. The processing power of the original console is retained by the PS5 Slim. Also, it comes with graphical capabilities and pricing. According to the analysts, the company will launch the PS5 Pro in the second half of this year.

The Bottom Line:

Some industry analysts claimed that the company was making the model ready in order to launch in the second half of this year. Their target is to increase console sales once Sony revealed that they missed the PS5 sales target for the fiscal year 2023. PlayStation 5 has sold more than fifty million units since its launch in November 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions  

  1. Should I buy the PS5 or wait for the PS5 Pro?

The PS5 Pro will be able to offer better hardware as well as improved performance. However, as per the rumors, it will be released in late 2024. But, do you need to buy a gaming console right now? Then, you can buy the PS5 rather than waiting for the Pro upgrade.

  1. Is the PS5 Pro confirmed?

According to Insider Gaming, the company wants to release PlayStation 5 Pro on holiday 2024. However, this date might be changed because of the absence of the first-party games, which are released on PS5 this year.

  1. Is PS5 Pro possible?

According to a leaker, it is going to be released in November 2024. This model will have an upgraded GPU and RAM. Because of these features, 8K console gaming can be possible.

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