PS4 Pro vs PS4 Slim vs PS4: Sony Console Comparison

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#PS4Pro #PS4SlimPS4 Pro vs PS4 Slim vs PS4: Sony Console Comparison : Sony has an exciting lineup of video game machines hitting the market ahead of the key Christmas period. With the existing PS4 being supplemented by new PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro releases, it is an exciting time to be a customer of the Japanese corporation. How do these three video game systems compare to one another? Here is a rundown of the qualities of the console contenders.

PS4 Pro vs PS4 Slim vs PS4 – 4K gaming

Sony has partially released the PS4 Pro in order to deliver 4K gaming, and the machine indeed has the capability to support this resolution. There remain doubts about the ability of the system to deliver gaming in this ultrahigh resolution mode, but Sony certainly indicates that the PS4 Pro is intended to provide 4K compatibility.

Nonetheless, gamers are intrigued to find out how the 4K capabilities of the PS4 Pro play out. Neither the PS4 Slim nor standard PS4 units provide support for 4K gaming, but both are capable of outputting at 1080p, even if 60 frames per second can be a challenge for games developers with both systems.

HDR

The recent PlayStation 4 patch released by Sony providing an HDR update was highly trumpeted at the time. Some users already utilizing 4K display panels, though, have been somewhat underwhelmed by this visual upgrade. This technique provides a higher degree of luminosity, but the differences can be pretty minimal depending on the setup of a particular user. Each of these consoles offers support for HDR, following the wide spread installation of the new patch.

Video

It is surprising perhaps that Sony has decided against including a 4K Blu-ray player in the PS4 Pro. Well, at least this is the conclusion that one might draw at first glance. After further consideration, it in fact makes sense for Sony to avoid investing in this expensive technology, considering that in the age of streaming media there is no guarantee that 4K Blu-ray will ever become viable. However, despite the shunning of physical 4K media, the PS4 Pro still provides support for 4K video. Both the PS4 and PS4 Slim are limited to 1080p.

Games performance

Game performance is obviously absolutely essential to any console, and perhaps particularly important for Sony considering that the PS4 has outperformed the Xbox One significantly. It is no surprise that the PS4 Pro has superior specifications and power to both the PS4 and Slim; after all, it is considered the premium Sony machine.

The PS4 and PS4 Slim have identical processor specs, running off an AMD processor with eight Jaguar cores that are clocked at 1.6GHz. They also feature 8GB of GDDR5 RAM running at 176GB/s. While the PS4 Pro is based on a similar processor, it is clocked faster at 2.1 GHz. It also features speedier RAM, despite there being the same quantity, with the 8GB of GDDR5 included capable of up to 218GB/s.