PS4.5 Upgraded Processing Power May Only Be Limited To PlayStation VR And System

Two big third party publishers are already aware about PS4.5 and will be receiving dev kits soon.

Posted By | On 24th, Mar. 2016 Under News, Rumors | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


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There have been reports that Sony is working on PlayStation 4.5, a kind of a mid-cycle console refresh with improved hardware specifications. This new SKU will reportedly play games in 4K and have better specifications (possibly better CPU and GPU). If these reports are true, it will signal the end of console generations something which we have discussed in detail in a previous article.

However a new source has revealed more information about PS4.5 or whatever it’s going to be called. Twitter user Zhugex, who has posted in-depth sales figures of software and consoles in the past has revealed some interesting new information about PS4.5. He claims that two big third party publishers are already aware about this new hardware and they are all set to receive developer kits. Furthermore, the console’s PCB has been redesigned to to reduce its size by 1/4th. This has allowed Sony to shrink the PS4’s size by a bit. The console will still be using the AMD APU along with 8GB memory but Zhugex speculates that the APU component may be upgraded ones resulting into faster clock speed thereby improving performance.

In order to know more, we got in touch with Zhugex and it was revealed to us that he got this information from someone who is close to manufacturing at Sony. However, the biggest question right now is whether the new SKU will allow games to be played in 4K? Zhugex told us that his source did not told him anything about 4K gaming and that native 4K support for gaming may not be a thing. However he added that since he did’t hear it from his source, it does not mean it’s not going to happen.

He also revealed that performance will be improved but it may only be limited for the system itself and PlayStation VR. Developers may utilize this power but not all of it may be available. Furthermore, the situation of upgraded PS4 specs may be similar to the case when Sony improved the clock speed of PlayStation 2 slim several years ago. However whether this will impact software performance on the PS4 is something that remains to be seen.

As usual, this information must be taken with a grain of salt. We haven’t reported any rumors from Zughex in the past but we have reported in-depth sales figures for consoles and software from his website. If PS4.5 is indeed launching in the next one year or so as the source claims than we will be hearing more very soon from Sony.

We will keep you updated as this builds.

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  • Psionicinversion

    1/4 size drop in PCB i.e. mainboard, looks like its going be a mid cycle node drop and a ps4 slim or tiny or whatever meaning it will be the same chip manufactured on 16/14nm (possibly 14nm seeing as AMD are going exclusively 14nm with polaris and zen) lower power draw then theyll, well hardly overclock seeing as its supposed to run much higher as standard any way bring it more inline which will generate more performance and keep heat within acceptable levels to expel. The fact there sticking with 8 GB isnt good games like UC4 will eat up the 5.5GB’s available to games and then there wont be any left for 4K resolution

    • Mark

      Man imagine a console with 16GB of RAM, dam. That’s alot of memory…but I hear what ur sayin.

    • Michael Norris

      Damn Psion you are actually making sense tho we don’t know how much ram is available i heard it was 6GB for developers.

    • Psionicinversion

      no its 5GB and they can get an extra 0.5GB from the operating system side if its not using it but i think they have be careful as the operating system can take it back at will if it needs it

    • mato

      What the heck does the OS needs that much memory for ??

    • Psionicinversion

      havnt got a clue but thats the split unless theyve managed to hand over a bit more memory to the developers but 2GB will defo need be reserved at the least

  • I dont know about this PS4.5 jazz but this sounds more like PS5 has begun development. Same thing happened last gen with the PS4 development starting. Leaks happened and the rumor then was Sony considered PS3 a flop there for they were making a new console early. Sony had to keep swearing up and down they were going to support the PS3 for 10 years.

  • Truth™ PSVR 960×1080®

    LMAO. Underpowered console being replaced this early. Pathetic.

    • Michael Norris

      Go back to your Xbox.

    • Truth™ PSVR 960×1080®

      Cry more, sonyscum. PC always wins, baby 🙂

    • mato

      As if that mattered. Check for yourself how many console gamers are in the world. It’s a huge market. And they don’t give a damn about how powerful PC you can build. And where’s money, there’s a market. So consoles are very important for most game developers, whether you like it or not.

    • One With Shadows

      It’s called an upgrade moron. And surely all 39 people who own the Xbone wish something like this would happen to them.

    • Truth™ PSVR 960×1080®

      It’s a replacement for redundant hardware that was underpowered when released, loser. And if xboners want 1080P and 60FPS they can go to PC like everyone else as the PS4 has neither.

      Oh wait it’s not going to have much of a power boost and will be still underpowered. Silky smooth 30FPS 🙂


 

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