It was pretty well known for quite some time that Sony has a powerful console on their hands. At the PlayStation Meeting, held last Wednesday (7th September, 2016), the company finally announced the PlayStation 4 Pro, Sony’s take on 4K content and gaming with HDR support. It’s also worth mentioning that the new PlayStation 4 Pro isn’t rendering actual 4K, instead it’s upscaling most of the games.
At the event, Sony touted that the PlayStation 4 Pro packs more than double the GPU power compared to the original PlayStation 4. Sony Japan also mentioned that the new console packs 4.2TFLOPs confirming the early rumors to be spot on. Furthermore, Sony also touted that the new PlayStation 4 Pro will bring better textures, graphics and HDR onto some games if the developer wishes to.
While Sony did tout better graphics, textures and visuals, how much of a difference is it? Courtesy of GamesRadar, here’s the comparison between the PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro.
Please Note: All of the graphics comparisons have been ordered with the PlayStation 4 GIF on top, and the PlayStation 4 Pro comparison below it.
Both of the graphics comparisons yielded good results on the PlayStation 4 Pro, however, we are still skeptical how well the original PlayStation 4 will benefit from the HDR firmware update.
About the overall textures and graphics, the PlayStation 4 Pro seems pretty promising but we’d like to see 4K in action to see how well the upscaling is delivering.
The PlayStation 4 Pro is set to release on the 10th of November, 2016 for a retail price of $399 for the 1TB model, other options haven’t been revealed yet.