PlayStation 5 Pro: Rumours swirl about Sony's upgraded console

PlayStation 5 Pro (PS5 Pro) is probably releasing later in 2024
An undated image of PS5. — Freepik
An undated image of PS5. — Freepik

Gamers eagerly awaiting Sony's next move might be in luck. Whispers of a PlayStation 5 Pro (PS5 Pro) have been intensifying, with analysts and insiders hinting at a possible release later in 2024.

While Sony itself has remained silent, leaks and rumours paint a picture of a more powerful console. Speculated upgrades include a significant boost in graphical processing power, potentially reaching 33.5 teraflops — a 45% increase over the standard PS5. This could translate to smoother frame rates, sharper visuals, and potentially even support for 8K resolution in the future.

The leaks also suggest the PS5 Pro might utilise a ‘PlayStation Spectral Super Resolution’ (PSSR) technology. Similar to Nvidia's DLSS on PC, PSSR could upscale visuals and improve frame rates without sacrificing image quality.

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Another interesting rumour revolves around the CPU. While the base clock speed might remain unchanged, reports suggest a ‘High CPU Frequency Mode’ that could offer developers more processing power when needed. This could lead to more visually complex games or improved performance in existing titles.

Release date rumours point towards a possible holiday 2024 launch window. However, the lack of official confirmation from Sony means this should be taken with a grain of salt.

The potential arrival of a PS5 Pro raises questions for gamers. With the standard PS5 still difficult to find for many, the decision to upgrade or stick with the current model might be a tough one. Additionally, the price point of the PS5 Pro remains a mystery, potentially impacting purchasing decisions.