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New PS4 4K console specs and release date rumors

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?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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