Comparison: PlayStation 5 vs PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro

Tons of details that have come from PlayStation 5 following the recent talk led by Mark Cerny. In addition to knowing how the backward compatibility of PS5 will begin, the presentation of Cerny has served to see what are the technical characteristics of the new Sony console. In fact, it has also helped us to make a full comparison of the Xbox PS5 and X Series. However, now we come to make another comparison that stays at the house of the Japanese firm.

Let’s take a look at the new hardware and see what the differences are between PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 4 Pro. We review the last two Sony consoles and put them face to face with the one that wants to reach the end of 2020 to see how far the company is going to evolve in terms of hardware. Get ready, because we start now to see the comparison between the next-gen and the current-gen of Sony.

Comparison – PlayStation 5 vs. PlayStation 4 vs. PlayStation 4 Pro

We already know the full features of the PlayStation 5, so it is the ideal time to see how big the leap Sony has taken in comparison to the current generation of their consoles. For this, the comparison that we bring, in addition to carrying PS5 by the flag, focuses on seeing what the two main proposals of the company are for the generation that is beginning to sing its swan song. We are going to compare PlayStation 5 with PlayStation 4 and of course also with PlayStation 4 Pro.

1PlayStation 5 Specs

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The workhorse of Sony to face a Herculean Xbox X Series. Without a doubt, the Japanese firm has once again opted for AMD to build the heart of its new console, however, the most interesting point of its system, in addition to an audio system that we will soon hear more about, is that transfer rate that It promises to reduce loads to almost zero. Below, we review its most important specs:

  • CPU: AMD Zen 2 Custom with 8 cores at 3.5 GHz (variable frequency).
  • GPU: RDNA 2 Custom with 36 CUs at 2.23 GHz. 10.28 TFLOPS.
  • Memory: 16 GB GDDR6 with 256-bit bus @ 448 GB / s.
  • Storage: 825 GB Custom SSD.
  • I/O speed: 5.5 GB / s raw, 8-9 GB / s for compressed data.
  • Storage expansion: NVMe SSD port.
  • External storage: Support for standard HDD by USB.
  • Optical drive: Blu-ray 4K UHD.

2PlayStation 4 Specs

Comparison: PlayStation 5 vs PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro

The console that arrived in 2013 to lead the generation that is beginning to say goodbye. It’s been 7 years since its release, and it’s something that shows when you take a look at the features. Here are the PS4 specs to start comparing with PS5. Although not the most important thing, the 1.84 TFLOPS on PS4 is light-years away from the 10.28 TFLOPS on PlayStation 5. Let’s go over the full specs for PlayStation 4:

  • CPU: AMD Jaguar with 8 cores at 1.6 GHz.
  • GPU: GCN Custom with 18 CUs at 800 MHz.
  • Memory: 8 GB GDDR5 with 256-bit bus @ 176 GB / s. 1.84 TFLOPS.
  • Storage: 500 GB HDD.
  • I/O speed: 50-100 MB / s depending on the location of the data on the HDD.
  • Storage Expansion: Replaceable internal HDD.
  • External storage: Support for standard HDD by USB.
  • Optical drive: Blu-Ray.

3PlayStation 4 Pro Specs

The mid-gen solution that Sony launched to enter the field of 4K resolution and offer better performance in almost all of its games. PS4 Pro is much more capable hardware than PlayStation 4, but it continues to falter in performance and potential compared to what PS5 brings. Again, without taking them as the most important reference for what they really mean, we are going to mention those 4.2 TFLOPS compared to the 10.28 TFLOPS on PS5. The difference there is remarkable, but it promises to be much more when we see the games that are to come. Now, here are the PS4 Pro specs.

  • CPU: AMD Jaguar with 8 cores at 2.1 GHz.
  • GPU: GCN Custom with 36 CUs at 911 MHz.
  • Memory: 8 GB GDDR5 with 256-bit bus @ 218 GB / s. 4.2 TFLOPS.
  • Storage: 1TB HDD.
  • I/O speed: 55-115 MB / s depending on the location of the data on the HDD.
  • Storage Expansion: Replaceable internal HDD.
  • External storage: Support for standard HDD by USB.
  • Optical drive: Blu-ray 4K.

Little else can be added when you see the new PS5 hardware versus PS4 and PS4 Pro. The new Sony improves in all respects to the current proposals of the company, it is even positioned above Microsoft’s Xbox One X, something of a drawer since it is a new generation. We must also say that comparing Xbox Series X with PS4 and PS4 Pro would be another curious exercise, although the differences would be even more obvious since the new Redmond console aims to be quite a technical beast. The new generation is going to be most interesting with what both machines bring, and we will be here to enjoy it with you.

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