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PS5 Pro Leaked Specs Reportedly Show Huge Graphical Leaps Forward

Sony's PS5 Pro could be ready to launch by the end of the year.


Similar to its PS4 strategy, a PS5 Pro is reported to be in development and arriving soon. According to The Verge, the rumored specs for this console will see it ship with a more powerful GPU and a slightly faster CPU mode, and Sony is reportedly encouraging developers to apply more ray tracing features in their games so that they can earn a PS5 Pro enhanced label.

The system will be equipped with more and faster memory, alongside improved GPU rendering said to be "about 45% faster" than a standard PS5, according to the full list of specs in developer papers for the PS5 Pro that The Verge has seen. Overall, it's reported that the PS5 Pro will have a significantly improved GPU, and while the CPU will be the same as the standard PS5, it'll benefit from a new mode that targets a higher 3.85GHz CPU frequency for around a 10% improvement. It's also worth noting here that the papers list a "standard mode" at 3.5GHz or a "high CPU frequency mode" at 3.85GHz for developers to take advantage of.

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Alleged memory changes will see a 25% increase on the PS5 Pro--576GB/s on that system when compared to the 448GB/s of the standard PS5--and Sony's new PlayStation Spectral Super Resolution (PSSR) technology will serve as an upscaling solution to demanding games, similar to Nvidia's DLSS and AMD's FSR for improving frame rates without big sacrifices to image quality. Sony has reportedly built a "custom architecture for machine learning" on the PS5 Pro, which supports 300TOPS of 8-bit computation.

The Verge added that if developers can get their games ready in time, a holiday season launch for the PS5 Pro is expected. A recent Digital Foundry feature also analyzed some of the leaks that began appearing online, with one of the main takeaways being that the rumored console will give users higher frame rates, substantially enhanced image quality, and improved ray tracing features.

This news comes not long after Sony revised its sales forecast for the fiscal year that ended in March, saying it expected to sell 21 million PS5 consoles by the end of that period instead. This announcement knocked $10 billion off the company's stock value, and Sony revealed that there will be no new "major" projects released until at least April 2025,

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