More PlayStation 5 Pro: Sony's next games console to launch with 2.5x the performance of the PS5 and an in-house NVIDIA DLSS alternative
According to RedGamingTech, Sony is planning to overhaul the PlayStation 5 family with the PS5 Pro, although not for a while yet. Specifically, the YouTuber asserts that the PS5 Pro will not debut until late 2023 at the earliest. Apparently, Sony may be considering 2024 as a release year for the PS5 Pro too, the PS5's fourth anniversary.
Reputedly, Sony may justify the wait by equipping the PS5 Pro with a GPU that could offer up to 2x performance of the one in the PS5. For reference, the latter has a GPU based on AMD's RDNA 2 architecture with 36 Compute Units (CUs) and 10 TFLOPs of theoretical performance. It remains to be seen how Sony will achieve this performance doubling though, which may reach 2.5x in raytracing tasks. Reportedly, the PlayStation 5 Pro will utilise an updated Ryzen APU based on 4 nm or 5 nm TSMC nodes.
Regardless, RedGamingTech expects the PS5 Pro to be capable of playing games natively at 4K and at higher FPS than the PS5 manages. Additionally, it is assumed that the PS5 Pro's extra performance will improve the experience of using the PlayStation VR2, which could also benefit from a new form of supersampling. Purportedly, Sony is developing an in-house alternative to AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) and NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) that does not rely on the new FSR 2.0. Instead, Sony's supersampling will be a PlayStation 5 Pro exclusive.