Sony’s PS5 Pro is up to three times faster, may arrive holiday of 2024

According to reports, Sony’s in-house first-party companies have been testing PS5 Pro devkits for months.

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According to reports, Sony is developing a PlayStation 5 Pro model that could come with a more powerful GPU than the current PS5 models three times faster. According to YouTuber Moore’s Law is Dead, he has access to a technical overview sheet for the PS5 Pro, codenamed Trinity. Now, Insider Gaming’s Tom Henderson has revealed that the reported specs are correct and that the system will launch around Christmas 2024.

A technical document screenshot mentions 67 teraflops of 16-bit floating-point computations, which translates to about 33.5 teraflops of single-precision computing. This results in a 45% increase in rendering performance over PS5. The current PS5 console has a 10.28-teraflop processing speed. Double that alone will result in a significant increase in GPU performance. According to Henderson, the PS5 Pro can also deliver up to three times the speed of ray tracing (“x4 in some cases”).

The documents also refer to PlayStation Spectral Super Resolution (PSSR) and were allegedly uploaded to Sony’s developer portal. According to rumors, it uses PlayStation Machine Learning to upscale images similar to AMD’s FSR or Nvidia’s DLSS. This will help boost ray tracing performance on that suspect PS5 Pro hardware and could potentially boost 8K resolution in future releases.

Henderson’s research shows that Sony’s own first-party companies have been testing PS5 Pro products since September, with third parties gaining access in January. Although Moore’s Law is dead, consoles haven’t always been the most reliable source for leaks. Henderson first revealed last year that the PS5 Pro was in the works with a November 2024 delivery window. It looks like Sony may be on track to meet that aggressive deadline.

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