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Everything You Need to Know About PlayStation 4 Pro

Sony is set to launch the new PlayStation 4 Pro on November 10. For those who are wondering about how this new PS4 model compares to the original model in terms of visuals and physical makeup, read on.


Sony has said that the PlayStation 4 Pro will be more powerful than the PS4. The specs of the new console are:

CPU: x86-64 AMD “Jaguar,” 8 cores clocked at 2.1GHz
Memory: GDDR5 8GB + 1GB DRAM
GPU: 4.2 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon-based graphics clocked at 911MHz with 36 compute units
External dimensions: Approx. 295x55x327 mm/11.6×2.1×12.8 in (width x height x length) (excludes largest projection)
Storage size: 1TB
Weight: 3.3 kgs
Blu-ray/DVD Drive: Blu-ray × 6 CAV, DVD × 8 CAV
Networking: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)×1, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 (LE)
Input/Output: Super-Speed USB (USB 3.1 Gen.1) port × 3, AUX port × 1
Power: AC 100V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption: Max. 310W
Operating temp: 5ºC – 35ºC/41ºF – 95ºF
AV Output: HDMI out port (supports 4K/HDR) DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) port

The PlayStation 4 Pro will cost approximately $399. Local and regional pricing will be announced by Sony once the console is officially launched. The system will be completely backward compatible with the existing PS4 library.


In terms of display tech, the PS4 Pro will support 4K video playback, and some games will support native 4K rendering (3840x2160p), but Sony has also said that most 2160p titles will use an upscaling technique called checkerboard rendering. This new technology is a rendering technique that takes up the same spatial resolution as a native 3840x2160p image but has half the number of pixel shader invocations, which are laid out in a checkerboard pattern.

Essentially, it’s a 4K-like rendering shortcut that isn’t quite as sharp or rich as a native 3840x2160p render, but it can look very close. Sony claims that checkerboard rendering looks better than games natively rendered at 1530p.


The PS4 Pro will use the SATA III interface, which will allow solid-state drives that users can manually swap in to replace the PS4’s hard drive, to scale up to 6Gb/s. This is double the speed of the original PS4’s SATA II interface, which scales up to 3Gb/s.

Stay tuned for more details and a full review of the device.

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