Ps4 pro vs ps4: what's the difference?

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( - Sonywill help kickstart the next generation of games consoles in time for Christmas 20trăng tròn, with thePS5. However, it is likely to lớn be pricey at launch and you might not want to wait that long lớn get in on the console action.

Well, the PS4 & PS4 Pro are great options that tichồng all the boxes. They are both reasonably priced for what they offer, tư vấn a games library that is now thousands of titles deep and, most importantly, they are available right now.

So, if you are looking to lớn get yourself a PlayStation this year rather than next, the only question now is which one?

We look at the specifications & features of both in order to lớn help you make that decision.

4K HDR gaming

It"s easy khổng lồ cite the differences between the two consoles when it comes khổng lồ 4K gaming as it"s the PS4 Pro"s raison d"être. It can run games at up to lớn 4K (3840 x 2160) resolutions while the standard Model cannot. In reality, the resolutions differ.

While some games run well in native sầu 4K (2160p) - often at 30 frames per second - many don"t. They opt for a technique called checkerboard 4K, which provides better, crisper graphics over the standard PS4, but not technically "true" 4K.

Many games also run in higher frame rates on the PS4 Pro - sometimes as an optional alternative sầu khổng lồ an Ultra HD resolution. There are some great games that run in a stable 60fps, for example, mainly thanks to the4.đôi mươi teraflops offered by its AMD Radeon GPU.

That"s considerably more powerful though than the graphics chipphối in the PS4. That is similarly made by AMD but only offers 1.84 teraflops of processing power.

When it comes to lớn HDR it"s a different story. Both PlayStation 4 consoles have the capability of HDR presentation - adding a wider colour gamut, brighter images và better contrast to lớn supported games when connected to lớn a compatible TV.


A similar story plays out when it comes khổng lồ 4K đoạn Clip output through the PS4 Pro - it is capable of Ultra HD đoạn Clip while the PlayStation 4 is locked to lớn a maximum of 1080p.

As for HDR đoạn Clip, there are few sources that utilise it, to be honest. Netflix does but Amazon Prime Video doesn"t, for example. Also, for some reason (that hasn"t been fixed in a couple of years) Netflix seems to force a HDR output when connected khổng lồ a supported TV no matter whether the content is in the format or not.

Another strange anomaly is that, although it is technically possible for the PS4 Pro"s HDXiaoMi MI output khổng lồ work with 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Sony has not put a compatible drive in the machine so it is not a UHD player in that respect. The Xbox One S is currently the only console available with that capability.

Performance ingames

While it is clear that the PS4 Pro is better than the vanilla PS4 when it comes khổng lồ graphical power, it is also enhanced in terms of overall oomph.

The PS$ has an AMD processor with eight Jaguar cores that are clocked at 1.6GHz. It also has 8GB of GDDR5 RAM running at 176GB/s.

The PS4 Pro has a similar processor but it runs faster, at 2.1GHz. It also has faster RAM - still 8GB of GDDR5, but capable of up to 218GB/s.

This all means that its processing abilities run at around 1.3 times the speed of its stablemate,while the RAM has 24 per cent more bandwidth. When combined with the 4.20 teraflops of graphical power, developers have sầu much more khổng lồ play with.

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In terms of standard games, the extra power is often used lớn improve sầu graphical performance và effects. PSVR developers also regularly add benefits afforded by the higher spec, including further draw distances & more detail to their virtual reality titles.

All PS4 games run on both consoles, but they have sầu the ability tobe better looking and/or smoother on PS4 Pro.


Even though PS4 Pro games more often require greater space on your hard drive, Sony decided on a standard 1TB HDD to put inside it. We would have liked there lớn be 2TB, considering.

However, as with the standard PS4, you can always increase the capathành phố by either swapping the included drive for another internal alternative, or by plugging an external USB 3.0 drive sầu inkhổng lồ one of the ports.

The standard PS4 can be bought in 500GB và 1TB variants.

Both make use of Sony"s cloud storage too, with save games & other files able to lớn be stored when you have a PlayStation Plus subscription.


While both the PS4 Pro and standard PS4 chia sẻ a similar kiến thiết aesthetic, the former is definitely chunkier..

The PS4 measures 265 x 39 x 288mm and weighs 2.1kilogam. It is neater when tucked away in an AV cabinet & has a smaller footprint when stood on one kết thúc, using anoptional vertical st&.

The PS4 Pro is a beast in comparison, thanks to lớn an extra wedge in the sandwich kiến thiết style. It measures 295 x 55 x 327milimet, which is even bigger than the original Model, and weighs a whopping 3.3kg.



When choosing between the consoles price could well be your most important driving factor.

A standard PS4 retails at around £250 for the 500GB model, but you vị invariably get it with a decent games bundle for that price these days. The 1TB edition will mix you baông xã around £280.

The PS4 Pro is more expensive, naturally, with a retail price of around £340 (Amazon UK)/$370 (Amazon US).



Price will definitely determine which PlayStation 4 you opt for, but there are other factors that could sway your decision.

One of the most important will be the TV you own or plan lớn purchase. If it"s not 4K and/or HDR you will get fewbenefits from owning a PS4 Pro. There are some, including better PSVR performance, but the main selling point will be moot lớn you.

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That leaves you with the standard PS4 và if you manage khổng lồ hold out until a sales period - such as Blaông chồng Friday - you can probably snag one for a tuy vậy.

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