PS4 Pro: Release Date, Specs, & More

PS4 Pro

With the release of the PS4.  It pretty much set the standard for console gaming.  Very few things were missing, one of those things being 4K, HDR, and VR experience.  Only so much can be packed into a small rectangular space in order to get the most out performance and keep up with the high demand gamers look for in a console in this new era.  Sony found a way to do just that.

On November 10, 2016, the PS4 Pro is set to release. You may be asking yourself “what’s the difference between a standard PS4 and a PS4 Pro?”.  Hopefully this information will help you.  For starters, the space, compared to an ordinary PS4 the norm is a 500GB HDD option. Which might get kind of weary when it comes to the 45GB+ games that are being downloaded to your system along with updates, DLCs, saves, etc.  There is a 1TB option for the PS4, but since rumors of the PS4 Pro started to surface they slowly started to disappear.  And if you look at the set price of the 1TB PS4 and the PS4 Pro, you should see why there is no longer a 1TB Standard PS4 option.

 

Now, with all that out of the way.  Let’s talk specifics.  On a spec sheet, there are a few things that stick out quite clearly (listed below).  The GPU. If you look at the original PS4, AMD Radeon 1.84 TFLOPs.  The PS4 Pro, AMD Radeon 4.2 TFLOPs.  More than doubled on the GPU speed.  Which allows it to render out 4K resolution and quality, that the standard PS4 lacks.  As said earlier, the PS4 Pro comes with a 1TB HDD.  Whether that is going to be improved upon in the future is not really known, but looking as Sony likes to release multiple different versions of a console after initial release, it’s expected they would release different versions with more space in the internal HDD.  Instead of 2 USB 3.1 ports, the PS4 Pro has 3.

 

Also on spec sheet, there technically few differences.  Depending on your standard of gaming or the type of gamer you actually are.  Whether VR means a lot to you or 4K is a must.  Let’s start with the “4K Gaming” part.  It’s not “true 4k”, which however you want to take that is up to you.  The PS4 Pro lacks a 4K Blu-Ray player.  But, has an extra GPU chip that allows 4K to be streamed, but say there is a game that doesn’t support 4K, it turns off and uses the main GPU.  The PS4 Pro does support VR.  Not to mention, the CPU in both versions, are the same CPU.  But in the Pro, it is clocked at 2.1 GHz, while the standard PS4 is 1.6 GHz.  Again, it’s up to you how you want to take that. Both have the same amount of RAM.  Again, the Pro has higher frequency speeds.

 

So, here’s the moment of truth.  Price.  While the PS4 will continue to remain at $299.99, the PS4 Pro jumps up to $399.99.  Below will be the full specs of each console and its abilities.

 

PS4 (Standard)

Price:  $299.99

Dimensions:  11.3 x 10.4 x 1.5

CPU:  AMD Jaguar x86-64, 8 Core processor 1.6 GHz

GPU:  AMD Radeon 1.84 TFLOPs

System Memory:  8GB GDDR5

Optical Port Out: No

Internal Storage:  500GB

AV Output:  HDMI

Power Consumption:  165w (max)

Mass:  2.1kg

BD-DVD Drive:  Yes

4K Blu-Ray Playback:  No

4K Streaming:  No

HDR Output Support:  Yes

AV Out:  HDMI

USB:  2x Usb 3.1

 

 

PS4 Pro

Price:  $399.99

Dimensions:  11.6 x 12.8 x 2.1

CPU:  AMD Jaguar x86-64, 8 Core processor 2.1 GHz

GPU:  AMD Radeon 4.2 TFLOPs

System Memory:  8GB GDDR5

Optical Port Out:  Yes

Internal Storage:  1TB

AV Output:  HDMI / Optical

Power Consumption:  310w (max)

Mass:  3.3kg

BD-DVD Drive:  Yes

4K Blu-Ray Playback:  No

4K Streaming:  Yes

HDR Output Support:  Yes

AV Out:  HDMI

USB:  3x Usb 3.1