In just a few minutes, we should get to see Sony reveal not one, but two PlayStation 4 systems. The first is the PlayStation 4 slim, which is already out in the wild if you know where to look. The other, more interesting systems is the PlayStation 4, currently dubbed the Neo.
The system was originally uncovered by two separate branches of Kotaku after this year’s GDC in March. Later, specifications of the proposed, upgraded system emerged – showing that the system was getting a significant boost. But is it significant enough to drive 4K console gaming? Probably not. Not really. According to those specs, this is what you can expect from the PlayStation 4 Neo:
|Base PS4||PS4K Neo||Boost|
|CPU||Eight Jaguar cores clocked at 1.6GHz||Eight Jaguar cores clocked at 2.1GHz||1.3x|
|GPU||18 Radeon GCN compute units at 800MHz||36 ‘improved’ GCN compute units at 911MHz||2.3x FLOPs|
|Memory||8GB GDDR5 at 176GB/s||8GB GDDR5 at 218GB/s||24% more bandwidth, 512MB more useable memory|
Will those specs be set in stone? Let’s take a look:
Last Updated: September 7, 2016