New PS4 4K console specs and release date rumors

By Alan Ng - Apr 19, 2016

We have some fresh news on the rumored PS4 4K or PS4.5 console that everyone is talking about at the moment. Now we are hearing that there is a codename for the system, PS4 NEO although this may not be the final name for the console upon release.

Sony always has codenames for their products internally as we’ve seen with codenames for PS4 firmware updates. Now it’s the first time we’ve got a new name for this rumored upgrade and also some additional details on what those upgrades could be.

A fresh report by GiantBomb suggests that Sony are going to be putting more RAM in the console, also a CPU with 8 Jaguar Cores at 2.1 GHz and a new GPU which offers AMD GCN, 36 CUs at 911 MHz.

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The RAM upgrade could see the new PS4 at 8 GB GDDR5 with 218 GB/s, which is slightly better than the current 8GB GDDR5 at 176 GB/s.

Perhaps more importantly, we hear that Sony will require developers to make sure that they have a base mode and a ‘NEO’ mode for all games as of October 2016 – is this the release date then?

Also, once again we hear that the console will be able to output a 4K picture, but not a 4K native picture – so the Ultra HD resolution could be the one which developers aim for.

Head to the link for much more information on this bombshell.

What is your reaction to the fresh information – would you upgrade to the Neo version or not?

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