The PS4 Pro finally landed in stores this week. Gamers are eager to know if the new Sony Playstation is worth all the hype it gathered. The new machine is pulling in great reviews so far and has SNE stock is floating favorably, too. Most alluring about the device is its support for 4K resolution graphics. The PS4 Pro is designed to offer the very best in gaming visuals and shatter the specs of Sony’s leading rivals in the gaming space.
A look at the PS4 Pro
The PlayStation 4 Pro — Sony’s answer to Microsoft Corp.’s latest Xbox One S console — began selling at retailers this Thursday. Much like its Xbox counterpart, this new edition of the PlayStation 4 is designed to make the most of the surge in 4K televisions. High-resolution TVs are growing popular among gamers. They offer better, more intense visuals that ultimately provide for a better gaming experience. The gaming community’s fast adoption of such TVs fueled demand for consoles that are able to make the most of their visuals.
For Sony, that machine is the PS4 Pro, which it says isn’t an all-new gadget. Despite this, reviewers agree that the console offers a recognizable edge over the standard PlayStation 4. The device trumps the new Xbox One S as well, for that matter, making it the current king of the consoles.
PlayStation 4 Pro power
The PlayStation 4 Pro’s CPU is a significant step up from its older sibling. In terms of speed, it was upped by 0.5GHz. The update from 1.6GHz to 2.1GHz renders the PS4 Pro 30 percent faster than the PS4. The new machine’s capacity to process graphics is formidable too. THE GPU makes an amazing leap from 1.8 trillion floating-point operations per second, or TFLOPS, to 4.2 TFLOPS. In other words, it’s bound to be a performer.
Better visuals is essentially what the new PlayStation 4 is made to offer. Comments from gaming experts have admitted the graphic fidelity of the PS4 Pro shatters the standard console, which could only play scenes at HD of 1080p. All the updates lets Sony’s new PS4 Pro run games and stream video content at 4K ultra high-definition.
Other benefits of the Pro include support for 802.11 ac wi-fi, which is a feature on the PlayStatyion 4 Slimline as well. This allows for great broadband connectivity. The console aslo sees the revival of the OD ports to make it compatible with specific headsets. For those who may appreciate it, Sony an added USB port at the back of the console.
Has Sony produced another killer device
The obvious drawback to the PS4 Pro is the same that has been predicted for weeks. The machine is unable to read UHD Blu-ray discs, which is a crying shame. Gamers who hoped the PS4 Pro would double as their UHD Blu-ray player are going to feel robbed. This as they watch Xbox One S users stockpile their collections of 4K Blu-rays next to their consoles in a silent gloat.
However, Sony Corp. Feels as though enabling 4K streaming on their latest console is fair compensation. Streaming in UHD from the likes of Amazon and Netflix is entirely possible on the PlayStation 4 Pro. When asked by streaming was favored of 4K Blu-ray support, the makers of the machine said streaming is the future.
The PS4 Pro is the new king of the consoles and won’t be rivaled until late next year when the Xbox team unleashes its promised Project Scorpio. For now the Pro is the most powerful machine around and reviewers assure its visual effects are worth the upgrade. Gamers in possession of 4K TVs should consider the PS4 Pro.
Sony Corp.’s newest console goes for $399 in the U.S.