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The PlayStation 5 Pro is real and likely to be launched by the end of 2024

By Aaron Yip - on 16 Apr 2024, 6:00pm

The PlayStation 5 Pro is real and likely to be launched by the end of 2024

New details have emerged about Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5 Pro, codnamed Trinity, according to Tom Warren of The Verge. Tom says the new console would emphasise advanced ray tracing capabilities and introduce a bespoke upscaling technology known as PlayStation Spectral Super Resolution (PSSR).

Sources familiar with Sony’s plans told Tom of the significant upgrade in the PS5 Pro's hardware. The GPU will reportedly perform roughly 45 percent better than the original PS5, enhancing its ability to render games with ray tracing at higher resolutions and frame rates. While the GPU sees this substantial boost, the CPU's enhancement is more modest, at about a 10 percent improvement, alongside a high-frequency mode that pushes clock speeds to 3.85GHz from 3.5GHz.

Sony appears to be setting high standards for visual performance, and Tom says the company is urging developers to incorporate extensive ray tracing and graphical improvements to earn a "Trinity Enhanced" label for their games.

On the memory front, the PS5 Pro will see a significant throughput increase, with system memory speed jumping from 448GB/s to 576GB/s, which we previously reported. This is part of a broader effort to make the system more efficient, and Sony suggests that the actual bandwidth gain could surpass these figures. The console's total memory will also rise from 12.5GB to 13.7GB, giving developers more capacity to work with.

Sony's new upscaling technology is really the most interesting update and upgrade – PSSR. It is designed around a custom architecture that leverages machine learning to support 300TOPS of 8-bit computation. Accordingly, the tech is aimed at replacing traditional temporal anti-aliasing, adding support for HDR and maintaining low latency – around 2ms when upscaling from 1080p to 4K. Sony is also working on extending this to support 8K resolutions.

The PlayStation 5 Pro is likely to make its debut by the end of this year.

Source: The Verge

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