Leaked PS5 Pro specifications hint at better system memory, CPU speed, and faster GPU


Sony is said to be working on a 'Pro' version of the PlayStation 5, which it aims to launch later this year. Industry analysts said last month that a PS5 Pro with updated hardware capabilities would likely be released before Grand Theft Auto 6 launches in 2025. Now, a new report details the specifications of the upcoming console. The leak suggests that the PS5 Pro will include improvements to system memory, CPU clock speed, in addition to graphical performance.

Insider Gaming reports that the PS5 Pro's system memory (576 GB/s) will be more efficient than the PS5 (448 GB/s), with a 28 percent increase in bandwidth gain. The 'Pro' version of the console will reportedly pack the same eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU as the PS5, but will come with a 'High CPU Frequency Mode', reaching clock speeds of up to 3.85GHz – which is 10 percent higher. . PS5's 3.5Ghz.

“In higher CPU frequency mode, more power is allocated to the CPU and the GPU will be downclocked by approximately 1.5 percent, resulting in approximately 1 percent lower GPU performance,” the report said.

The new leak also suggests audio enhancements for the PS5 Pro, claiming that “ACV in PlayStation 5 Pro runs at a higher clock speed than the standard PlayStation 5, resulting in 35 percent higher performance in the ACM library “

The report also claims that the PS5 Pro will come with a detachable disk drive, similar to the slimmer version of the standard PS5, and 1TB of storage.

Last week, leaked documents from the PlayStation Developer Portal revealed that GPU improvements are also coming to the PS5 Pro. According to the leak, the new console will feature 45 percent faster rendering and “2-3x ray-tracing (x4 in some cases)” compared to the PS5. The PS5 Pro will reportedly have up to three times the compute power of the PS5 – 33.5 teraflops of single-precision compute power compared to the PS5's 10.28 teraflops. For reference, the Xbox Series

Sony has not yet announced plans for a 'Pro' version of the PS5, but the company did launch the PS4 Pro in November 2013, almost three years after the release of the original PS4. Therefore, the PS5 Pro should hit the market soon. , Sony launched a thinner and lighter version of the PS5 with slightly larger internal storage and a detachable disc drive in November last year. The PS5 Slim retains the processing power, graphical capabilities, and pricing of the original console.

Last month, industry analysts claimed that Sony was preparing to launch the PS5 Pro in the second half of 2024 to boost console sales, as the company's earnings call revealed that it would launch the PS5 Pro in fiscal 2023. PS5 sales were set to meet the target for. Analysts believe Sony intends to have an updated console ready before the launch of Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto 6, which is scheduled to arrive sometime in 2025. The PS5 has sold more than 50 million units since its launch in November 2020.

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