A Look Into PS 4 Neo
After a series of leaks and a real event that followed in September, we now know about the visual and performance upgrades of the PS4 Pro, which was earlier labelled as PS4 Neo or PS4K. The PS4 Pro should not be confused with the PS4 Slim which is set to provide the same specifications, peripheral support and software. Sony has claimed that PS4 Pro will have more than a doubled GPU power than the standard PS4 and that it will be using AMD’S Polaris architecture. The clock—rate of the CPU has also been enhanced.
The PS4 Pro differs from the PS4 in a number of ways. Supported games will have great graphics and performance improvements including PSVR titles. It will have a 4K video support as confirmed by YouTube and Netflix. A new three-tiered design with larger dimensions will have the light strip moved to the front of the device. The Wi-Fi and streaming have been vastly improved. The Wi-Fi will be supporting 5GB IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, which will also be available in the new Slim model. Share enhancements include 4K screenshots, 1080p videos and 1080p60 YouTube streaming. However, UHD Blu-ray drive support will not be there for 4K resolution because of the popularity of video streaming according to Sony.
Regardless of the power contradiction between the two hardware modifications, the PS4 Pro is not a new console generation: PS4 and PS4 Pro will share the same archive of games and Sony is not scheduling on any PS4 Pro exclusives. As an alternative, some existing and most forthcoming games will provide augmentations for those players with a PS4 Pro – even though Sony insists these improvements must not wobble the gameplay in any way.
Players can now share and save data between the two hardware disparities; if you own a PS4 and a PS4 Pro, you can switch effortlessly between the two, taking your PSN ID and all data with you.
Visually, the PS4 Pro appears like a three layer cake, while the PS4 and PS4 Slim have only two layers, basically making the PS4 Pro more enjoyable. However, you shouldn’t make this a factor while purchasing though. When compared to Xbox’s Project Scorpio, it is all set to provide a substantial leap over both the PS4 Pro and PS4 with better graphical and memory competences and support for native 4K gaming as announced by Microsoft. Also, Project Scorpio won’t be available in the market until 2017. But one shouldn’t ignore that as long as Sony uses the Jaguar CPU, it will not matter how much they increase the memory pools or clock speeds- Jaguar will continue to be the gridlock in the PS4 NEO’s design nonetheless. PS4 Pro/Neo is coming to the market in November 2016. The cost is also a factor, with Digital Foundry envisaging a $100 variance between the two mid-generation systems.
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by techtalks @TechTalks October 5, 2016 4:30 AM UTC