In a new report, rumored PS4.5 or PS4K specs are revealed along with its code name, NEO.
NEO will offer better clock speed than the original PS4, an improved GPU and a higher bandwidth for the memory. Every PS4 game will ship on both Base mode which is for PS4 and NEO mode which is for new console, starting from October.
PS4K Specs are listed below:
- Original CPU 8 Jaguar Cores at 1.6 GHz
- CPU 8 Jaguar Cores at 2.1 GHz
- Original PS4 GPU AMD GCN, 18 CUs at 800 MHz
- Improved AMD GCN, 36 CUs at 911 MHz
- Original PS4 Memory 8 GB GDDR5, 176 GB/s
- memory 8 GB GDDR5, 218 GB/s
According to the report games for NEO will be able to use hardware upgrades for better and stable frame rate and higher visual fidelity. NEO will also give upscaled 4K image output and games are not required to be 4K native. NEO will offer frame rate same or above the original PS4.
Report suggest that NEO will not replace existing PS4 but will exist alongside it. Sony has no intention of splitting its user base.
Both consoles will use same store and interface, there will be no NEO only games and NEO owners will not be offered any exclusives other than what PS4 owners get. In simple terms, owners of both consoles will get the same package apart from NEO games having better visual fidelity and stable frame rate.
Games released prior to NEO will be able to take advantage of upgrades but it’s up to developers if they wish to add NEO support.
Earlier this year a rumor emerged that Sony will release its new console in holiday 2016 and it will be priced $400. The biggest concern, of course, is regarding proper optimization of games for base PS4 and Sony possibly dividing its user base even though it doesn’t intent to.
Do you support the idea of PS4K? Should consoles remain a closed platform?