Sony launched the PS4 Pro and the PS4 Slim consoles at the recent Playstation event.
They revealed the technical specifications of the console which when compared to that of the proposed Xbox Scorpio shows that Sony is almost there!
On the inside, the Sony PS4 Pro console is powered by an 8 core Jaguar CPU from AMD and the AMD graphical processor integrated in the motherboard can render 4.2 teraflops of power. The powerful hardware is duly supported by 8 GB of GDDR5 RAM and 1 terabytes of storage space.
If pitched directly against the first generation Playstation 4 console, the Pro is an extremely powerful machine and should be able to run all AAA titles with full 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second. The PS4 had 1.84 teraflops of graphics power which is bit puny compared to the 4.2 teraflops delivered by the new console.
During the E3 2016 event, Microsoft announced the Xbox Scorpio the next generation console that will precede the Xbox One and the Xbox One S. According to their statement, the Scorpio will have 6 teraflops of graphical power. When the PS4 Pro could deliver more than 4 teraflops right now, maybe Microsoft should aim to deliver more so as to deliver true 4K gaming by 2017.
Besides, Sony’s Pro console is just a revamped edition of the existing Playstation 4 console. They are sure to deliver much higher performance with the Playstation 5. Maybe, Microsoft has to revise their numbers and change their hardware so as to be a true competitor to PS5. Besides gaming capabilities, the PS4 Pro also supports 4K video streaming and AC wireless support for faster internet speed.
The only drawback found in the console is that it doesn’t have a 4K bluray player integrated. With HDR capability, games are supposed to look extremely good on the new Pro console. For players who aren’t ready to spend much, Sony also offers the new PS4 Slim which is a slimmer version of the original Playstation 4 console.
So far, the company has been heading in the right direction with their exclusives still intact. Microsoft has got rid of the concept of exclusives by bringing them all to Windows 10 PCs. It might take another year to see how well this marketing strategy works. If it brings in more players on board, the Xbox One and Xbox Scorpio will continue to share game titles with Windows computers.