How Much More Powerful is PS5 Than PS4 Pro?


The Sony PlayStation 5 has arrived! Even though it’s not necessarily the fastest console in the world, it’s still significantly better than the popular PS4. It comes with a new architecture, improved resolution support (all the way to 8K gaming), and faster SSD storage.

Instead of settling with an underpowered console with fewer opportunities for growth and a smaller range of scalability, go with the PS5!  So how much more powerful is ps5 than ps4 pro?

How Much More Powerful is PS5 Than PS4 Pro?

The PS4 Pro is a souped-up version of the PS4 capable of 4K gaming and much faster graphical processing. The PS5 goes even beyond the limits of the PS4 Pro, offering things like 8K gaming and 4K at 120Hz.

It also loads faster with lightning-quick read/write rates thanks to SSD, the new type of hard disk drive or storage drive that could load Windows in 11 seconds rather than 3-5 minutes normally. In console terms, this means NES-like instant access to games!

The PS5 console is better than the PS4  Pro in almost every way Even more so when it comes to the PS4 “Vanilla” or the original PlayStation 4.

How Does the PS5, PS4 Pro, and PS4 Differ?

Even at a quick glance, you can see that PS5 specs is in a different league compared to the PS4 that’s almost like the generational leap the original PlayStation made compared to the 16-bit era of gaming where game sprites were king.

The PS5 comes with:

  • Large capacity disks
  • Higher resolution support
  • Quick loads and saves care of SSD

Polygonal gaming has improved by leaps and bounds regardless, eschewing blocky marionettes to smooth textures and models that look as lifelike as possible in 2022 (which should only improve over time as game developers figure out PS5 architecture).

PS5 vs. PS4 vs. PS4 Pro

Here’s how the PlayStation 5 compares to both the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 4 Pro.

PlayStation 5

The PS5 has the following specs:

  • CPU: 8-core, 16 thread, up to 3.5Ghz (variable frequency)
  • GPU: 36 CUs at 2.23GHz, 10.3 TFLOPs (variable frequency)
  • Memory: 16GB GDDR6
  • Internal Storage: 825GB SSD
  • External Drive: NVMe SSD slot, USB HDD
  • Optical Drive: Ultra HD Blu-ray
  • Video Output: 4K at 120Hz, 8K

PlayStation 4 Pro

The PS4 Pro has the following specs:

  • CPU: 8 Jaguar Cores, 2.1GHz
  • GPU: 36 CUs at 911Mhz, 4.2 TFLOPS
  • Memory: 8GB GDDR5
  • Internal Storage: 1TB HDD
  • External Drive: 2.5-inch HDD, USB HDD
  • Optical Drive: Blu-ray
  • Video Output: 4K

PlayStation 4

The PS4 has the following specs:

  • CPU: 8 Jaguar Cores, 1.6GHz
  • GPU: 18 CUs at 800MHz, 1.84 TFLOPS
  • Memory: 8GB GDDR5
  • Internal Storage: 500GB, 1TB HDD
  • External Drive: 2.5-inch HDD, USB HDD
  • Optical Drive: Blu-ray
  • Video Output: 1080p

Always Remember This As Well

The quality of the specs isn’t the end-all, be-all of a game console. It is how the gaming console uses it when it comes to games. This might mean real-time realistic reflections due to ray tracing or realistic high-frame movement you’d swear just jumps off of the screen.

In gameplay terms, it’s also all about the responsiveness of the character you’re controlling via the game controller. It should be in real-time or with minimal lag if you’re playing online.

References:

  1. Simple Alpaca, “PlayStation 5 Vs PlayStation 4 Pro! (Comparison) (Review)“, YouTube.com, November 19, 2020
  2. Jacob Roach and Joseph Yaden, “PS4 vs. PS5: Everything You Need to Know“, DigitalTrends.com, April 27, 2021

Andy Avery

I really enjoy helping people with their tech problems to make life easier, ​and that’s what I’ve been doing professionally for the past decade.

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