Sony has been dominating the console market with its PlayStation 5, which launched in November 2020 and sold over 10 million units in less than a year. However, just like in the past the gaming giant is not resting on its laurels, as it is reportedly working on a more powerful version of the PS5, codenamed “Project Trinity”.
According to various sources, the PS5 Pro is aiming for a November 2024 release date, coinciding with the fifth anniversary of the PS5. The console is already having demo events for select media outlets and developers, showcasing its impressive features and capabilities.
What are the Rumored Specs and Features of PS5 Pro aka ‘Project Trinity’
Here are some of the rumored specifications and enhancements that will make PS5 Pro the ultimate gaming machine:
- 8K “performance mode”: The PS5 Pro will be able to output games at 8K resolution, which is four times higher than 4K and 16 times higher than 1080p. This will provide stunning visuals and details for compatible games and displays. However, this mode will likely come at the cost of lower frame rates and graphical fidelity, so gamers will have the option to switch to a lower resolution for smoother gameplay.
- Accelerated ray tracing: Ray tracing is a technology that simulates realistic lighting, shadows, reflections, and other effects in games. The PS5 already supports ray tracing, but the PS5 Pro will have a dedicated hardware unit that will boost its performance and quality. This will allow games to have more realistic and immersive environments and characters.
- Improved frames per second (FPS): FPS is a measure of how smoothly a game runs on a console. The higher the FPS, the more responsive and fluid the gameplay feels. The PS5 Pro will aim to achieve higher FPS for all games, especially those that are demanding or competitive. For example, some games may run at 120 FPS or higher on the PS5 Pro, with max quality and no performance dips.
- Better FPS stability performance at 4K resolution: While the PS5 can output games at 4K resolution, some games may struggle to maintain a consistent FPS at this high setting. The PS5 Pro will have more processing power and memory bandwidth to ensure that games run smoothly and stably at 4K resolution, without any noticeable drops or fluctuations in FPS.
- 18,000 MT/s memory: Memory is a crucial component of any console, as it stores and transfers data between the CPU and GPU. The PS5 has 16 GB of GDDR6 memory, which operates at 14,000 MT/s (megatransfers per second). The PS5 Pro will have the same amount of memory, but it will run at a faster speed of 18,000 MT/s. This will allow for faster data transfer and loading times, as well as more complex and detailed graphics.
- 30 WGP (workgroup processor): The WGP is a new term that Sony has coined for its custom GPU architecture, which combines two compute units (CUs) into one. The PS5 has 36 CUs, which translates to 18 WGPs. The PS5 Pro will have 30 WGPs, which means it will have 60 CUs in total. This will significantly increase the graphical power and performance of the console, enabling it to handle more demanding games and features.
The PS5 Pro is expected to be a premium product that will cater to hardcore gamers who want the best possible gaming experience. However, it will also be compatible with all existing PS5 games and accessories, as well as future ones.
Sony has not confirmed or denied any of these rumors, so we will have to wait for an official announcement to know more about the PS5 Pro. Until then, we can only speculate and hope that Sony will deliver on its promise of pushing the boundaries of gaming innovation.