The Sony PS4 Pro was launched in 2016 alongside an updated version of the original PS4 called Sony PS4 Slim, the Sony PS4 Pro offers a more powerful processor, improved graphics performance, and support for 4K HDR.
Sony PS4 Pro Key Specs & Features
- 2.1GHz 8-core x86 64-bit AMD Jaguar Processor
- 4.20 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon Graphics
- 4K HDR Video Support
- 8GB GDDR5 RAM + 1GB VRAM
- 1TB HDD Storage (user replaceable)
- 1 DualShock 4 Wireless Controller Included
- Dual-band Wi-Fi
Sony PS4 Pro is bigger than the original PS4 launched back in 2013 as well as its direct sibling, the PS4 Slim launched in 2016. It is about 20% bigger than the 2013 model and more than 75% bigger than the Slim.
Sony PS4 Pro offers three USB 3.1 ports and Bluetooth 4.0. The gaming console also supports dual-band Wi-Fi. It has 1TB HDD storage capacity. The HDD is also user replaceable. Sony PS4 Pro comes with a Blu-ray/DVD player, however the player cannot play Ultra HD Blu-ray discs.
The Sony PS4 Pro is designed for outstanding graphics performance. To make this happen the console offers a more powerful processor and more graphics capacity. Though, the Sony PS4 Pro features an octa-core AMD Jaguar processor like the other models, the cores are clocked at up to 2.1GHz compared to 1.6GHz with the other models.
The Sony PS4 Pro also offers more than twice the graphics performance with an AMD Radeon graphics processor that can crunch an impressive 4.2 TFLOPS. The high performance gaming console also offer improved gaming performance by dedicating more of the memory to gaming.
Although, the Sony PS4 Pro comes with the same 8GB GDDR5 RAM as the other models, it adds an additional 1GB VRAM for non gaming tasks like streaming video. This means that more memory is free for actual gaming. This also means switching between apps will be faster.
All the additional power, graphics capacity, and memory means the Sony PS4 Pro is a very capable gaming console. The console can handle 4K resolution as well as upscale non-4K content to 4K. Even when you do not need 4K content, the gaming console can enhance HD for a more brilliant view.
You do not have to worry about playing older PS4 games as the console supports old and new PS4 games. You can also play games online on the PlayStation Plus community.
The Sony PS4 Pro comes with one Dualshock 4 wireless controller in the box. If you want more wireless controllers, you will have to buy it separately. For a more engaging gaming experience, you may also consider buying a PlayStation Camera. This one does not come in the box.
The PlayStation Camera offers two cameras, which offer 3D depth sensing. They can also be used to broadcast games. The PlayStation Camera is a must, if you want to play with the PlayStation VR.
Games Optimised for Sony PS4 Pro
Not every game will benefit from the improved graphics of the Sony PS4 Pro. For a game to benefit from the enhanced features, it has to support Pro Mode, which will be clearly written on the package.
Some of the best games for the Sony PS4 Pro include Battlefield 1, Battlezone, Bound, Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Dishonored 2, Driveclub VR, EA Sports FIFA 17, and Firewatch.
Others include Helldivers, Hitman, Hustle Kings, inFAMOUS First Light, inFAMOUS Second Son, Knack, Mafia III, and Mantis Burn Racing.
Here some games optimised for the Sony PS4 Pro:
• Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
• NBA 2K17
• Neon Chrome
• PlayStation VR Worlds
• Ratchet & Clank
• Rez Infinite
• RIGS Mechanized Combat League
• Rise Of The Tomb Raider
• Robinson: The Journey
• The Elders Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
• The Elders Scrolls: Skyrim Special Edition
• Super Stardust Ultra
• The Last Of Us Remastered
• The Last Of Us: Left Behind
• The Playroom VR
• Titanfall 2
• Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
• Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
• Viking Squad
• Wheels of Aurelia
• World Of Tanks
• XCOM 2