PS5 Pro Leaked Specs: Faster Memory, Higher CPU Speeds

Sony is anticipated to unveil a PlayStation 5 Pro console, codenamed “Trinity,” this autumn. Recent reports suggest that the new model may incorporate AI-driven PSSR (PlayStation Spectral Super Resolution) technology, leveraging PlayStation Machine Learning (PSML) for super-resolution processing of input data. This will enable the creation of color buffers at the current maximum resolution of 4K, with plans to elevate this to up to 8K in future versions.

Insider Gaming has revealed the specific hardware specifications of the PS5 Pro. The system memory remains at 16GB GDDR6, identical to the PS5, but the memory frequency has been increased from 14GT/s to 18GT/s, and the bandwidth has risen from 448GB/s to 576GB/s, marking a 28% enhancement. The CPU, fabricated using TSMC’s 4nm process, retains an 8-core Zen 2 architecture but features a “high CPU frequency mode” that can elevate the CPU’s primary frequency to 3.85GHz, a 10% increase over the PS5. However, this mode allocates more power to the CPU, resulting in a roughly 1.5% reduction in GPU frequency and a 1% decrease in performance.

The GPU has been upgraded to the RDNA 3 architecture, comprising 60 compute units (CUs) and achieving a main frequency of 2.18GHz. It is reported that the PS5 Pro’s rendering performance is 45% superior to the PS5, with ray tracing capabilities enhanced by 2 to 3 times, and in some instances, even up to 4 times. The GPU utilizes a BVH8 traversal shader, indicating an 8-level bounding volume hierarchy for ray tracing, as opposed to the BVH4 on the PS5. This BVH8 is related to the RDNA 4 RT architecture, suggesting that the PS5 Pro’s GPU may be a hybrid of RDNA 3 and RDNA 4.

Like the PS5, the PS5 Pro features an M.2 slot for an additional SSD, with 1TB of built-in SSD storage space. Its expected release date is in the autumn of 2024, with insiders speculating a specific launch in November.