PS5 PRO : Launch Date, Price and Specs Leaked
Kaustubh Katdare • 2 months ago • 5.6k views
Insider information indicates Sony is reportedly working on a mid-generation upgrade for the PlayStation 5 (PS5) video game console. The upcoming project, intriguingly codenamed 'Trinity', is tipped to elevate the gaming experience to new heights.
The PlayStation 5, launched on November 12, 2020, has been a favourite among gaming enthusiasts worldwide.
In line with Sony's tradition of adopting 'The Matrix' character names for its PlayStation projects, the forthcoming refresh is named 'Trinity', following in the footsteps of PS4 Pro's 'Neo' and PlayStation VR's 'Morpheus'.
The development wheels for this project started turning in February 2022. As per sources, game development studios can expect to receive the development kit for the new console by November 2023, allowing them to tailor their titles for the upgraded hardware.
The PS5 PRO will be available to consumers by December 2025.
While unconfirmed, the technical specifications of the PlayStation 5 Pro are anticipated to include an 8K “performance mode”, accelerated ray tracing, and improved frames per second (FPS).
The device is also expected to offer better FPS stability performance at 4K resolution, alongside a significant 18,000 MT/s memory and a formidable 30 WGP (workgroup processor).
According to the leaked details, the 'Trinity' project could be the last upgrade to the PS5 before Sony introduces the PlayStation 6, which is rumoured to release in 2028.
Interestingly, there's a conspicuous absence of any information regarding the much-anticipated PlayStation 5 Slim.
Rumours are beginning to swirl that such a version might never see the light of day, though nothing can be confirmed at this stage.
If these leaks prove accurate, the 'Trinity' refresh indicates that Sony is once again pushing the boundaries of console gaming.
It’s expected that Sony will put a price tag of about $599 to the PS5 PRO console.
This mid-gen upgrade promises to bolster the PlayStation 5's already formidable capabilities, offering a tantalising glimpse into the future of gaming.
However, until an official announcement is made by Sony, these details should be considered speculative.
Yet, they certainly paint an exciting picture of what could be on the horizon for the PlayStation 5 and its dedicated global fanbase.
PS5 PRO Tech Specs Summary
- Already having demo events
- 8K “performance mode”
- Accelerated ray tracing
- Improved frames per second (FPS)
- Better FPS stability performance at 4K resolution
- 18,000 MT/s memory
- 30 WGP (workgroup processor)
- “Majority” of studios will receive development kits by late November 2023
Update: New details about the PS5 Pro specifications have been leaked by YouTuber RedGamingTech.
According to the leak, the PS5 Pro will feature a new custom APU with TSMC 5/4nm process, 8 cores based on Zen 4, and an integrated GPU with 30 WGP and 60 CU, potentially based on RDNA 3 or 3.5 architecture.
Additionally, it will have 16GB GDDR6 memory and potential enhancements to the built-in NVMe SSD. This suggests an impressive performance boost, improved ray tracing capabilities, and faster loading times for the PS5 Pro.
Furthermore, a "Project Trinity" was mentioned, which aims for consistent FPS at 4K resolution, a new performance mode for 8K resolution, and better ray tracing implementation.
The PS5 Pro is also expected to have a better Radeon GPU, supporting up to 8K gaming, and utilize the latest AMD Zen4 CPU architecture for better performance and efficiency.
There are also suggestions that Sony might upgrade the internal SSD to provide more usable storage space, as modern games are getting larger.
This CPU and GPU upgrade could make the PS5 Pro an attractive investment as 8K TVs are becoming more affordable for gamers.
However, it is advised to take this leak with a pinch of salt and wait for more concrete information.
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