PS4 Pro Specs Compared to Base Model, Game Enhancements Detailed

November 7, 2016Written by Michael Briers


PS4 Pro is almost upon us, and if you’re still curious about how Sony’s imminent hardware refresh iterates on the standard PS4, Eurogamer has posted an exhaustive comparison piece that sheds new light on both the Pro’s internal specs and its power consumption. Elsewhere, a separate report put together by Push Square claims that the upcoming console is the quietest of all PS4s to date.

First up, nipping at the heels of Digital Foundry’s analysis, Eurogamer’s findings present a detailed overview of the CPU, GPU and memory of the PS4 Pro model — expect a 1.3x boost, a 2.3x boost and 24 percent more bandwidth in that order.

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In terms of power consumption, the breakdown reveals that the Pro model practically cuts down on energy usage across the board — disc install, downloading, and rest mode are all down on the launch PS4 model — and it’s only when rendering inFamous: First Light that the Pro uses more power than its counterparts.

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Drawing a line in the sand, Eurogamer’s report then posts a series of attributes that differentiate the Pro from its brethren. Check them out:

  • Graphical and performance improvements to supported games when played on Pro, including PSVR titles
  • 4K resolutions 2160p YUV420 and 2160p RGB
  • 4K upscaling of games with checkerboard rendering, some native 4K games
  • 4K video support (such as Netflix, YouTube)
  • New ‘three-tiered’ design with larger dimensions (295×55×327mm) and a finish similar to the PS Slim, moving the light strip to front of the device
  • Updated DualShock 4 controller with light strip visible on touch pad and USB data transfer
  • Third USB 3.1 port on rear of device
  • 1TB hard drive space as standard
  • Support for SATA-III hard drives
  • Wifi Improvements – 5GB IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac supported (though also available with new Slim model)
  • Streaming improvements – Remote Play up to 1080p on PC, Mac and Xperia, Share Play from PS4 Pro at 1080p
  • Share improvements – 4K screenshots, 1080p video, 1080p60 YouTube streaming

Finally, the outlet comprised a list of the software that will come packing PS4 Pro support on day-one:

Last and certainly not least, there’s also a detailed tech breakdown hailing from PlayStation Access.

PS4 Pro launches on Thursday, November 10. Our official review found Sony’s hardware upgrade to be one brimming with potential — if developers properly extract the goods beneath the hood.

[Sources: Eurogamer (1), (2), Push Square (YouTube), PlayStation UK, PlayStation Access (YouTube)]