PS5 Pro release date set alongside legit specs

  • Previously leaked specifications of the upcoming PlayStation 5 Pro consoles appear to be real.
  • The beefed-up version of the console will be several times more powerful than the base version, and the Xbox Series X, thanks to AI-powered acceleration.
  • Sony will likely release it during the holidays this year.

Previously leaked specifications of the much-rumoured PlayStation 5 (PS5) Pro appear to be legitimate, and there is also a tentative release date that has been set by Sony. Apparently, the Japanese tech giant is eyeing the holidays in 2024 as the right moment to launch its more powerful PS5 consoles.

This is according to a report from Insider Gaming, who, citing sources who wish to remain anonymous, revealed that the holiday release date for the PS5 Pro is real. Sony is working on the console, a beefed-up version of the PS5 similar to the PS4 Pro compared to the base PS4, under the codename “Trinity.”

One of the highlights of the leaked and rumoured specs of the upcoming console is the inclusion of AI technology aimed at improving performance. It seems this is indeed coming.

Leaked documents confirm the PS5 Pro will feature:

  • The ability to render 3D graphics at a rate that is 45 percent faster than the base PS5,
  • 2 – 3x Ray Tracing (x4 in same cases),
  • 33.5 Teraflops of computational power (base PS5 has 10.28),
  • PlayStation Spectral Super Resolution Upscaling (PSSR) antialiasing solution,
  • Support for 8K resolution planned for future SDK version,
  • Custom machine learning architecture,
  • an AI accelerator, one that supports 300 TOPS of 8-bit computation or 67 Teraflops of 16-bit floating point.

What this means is that the PS5 Pro will look better in terms of resolution, but the real draw is a bestial amount of power. If the console releases with specs that are similar, it will be the most powerful console to date, easily beating out the Xbox Series X (12 Teraflops).

According to a former Sony developer, the console will be released right in time for the launch of Grand Theft Auto 6, which is speculated to be a game so large and full of things that even the base PS5 will struggle to run it. This could just be hype and marketing spin, however.

What we do know is that GTA 6 launches worldwide at some point in 2025 and Sony has marketing rights for the game on the console. It is believed that Sony will bundle the game with the PS5 Pro in order to move units of the upgraded system with copies of what should be the best-selling game ever.

The PS5 Pro will likely be Sony’s focus in terms of gaming going into the next few years, as recent financials from the firm indicate that the base PS5 is already in its later years of life and will begin to be wound down. The console launched worldwide in 2020 but struggled to lift off as the pandemic restricted sales for its first few years.

Sony is also planning a “slim-line” version of the PlayStation 5, which is expected to hit stores soon, globally and in South Africa. These will be cheaper than the original PlayStation 5 but smaller in size. According to Sony they will still feature the same performance-packing hardware as the base models.

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