Ps5 vs Ps4 Pro Review
The ps5 release is bound to leave questions out there in the mind of most gamers whether or not they need to upgrade from PS4 pro to ps5 right away. it is still extremely difficult to lay hands on PS5 and you may be wondering if It’s worth upgrading to Sony’s new ps5 console or not. In the coming following the release of ps5, PS4 Pro vs PS5 dilemma is going to be one faced by a lot of gamers who already have PS4 pro. This post is meant to help decide on whether to upgrade or wait by providing with pros and cons of both ps5 and ps4 pro that makes them exceptionally interesting and frustrating. This guide contains all the essential details about the consoles, including prices, specs, and big game releases, etc.
|$499.99 ( £449.99, AU$749.95)||$399 (£349, AU$559)||a difference of $100, but ps5 is a brand new product using cutting-edge technology|
|Supports 4k resolution with future plans for 8k||supports only 2k resolution||crystal clear interface|
|15.74 by 3.97 by 8.79 inches||12.9 by 2.17 by 11.6||PS5 dwarfs ps4 pro|
|Custom 825GB SSD||1TB HDD||ps4 pro is larger in size but backward in tech|
|16GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR5||ps5 is twice ps4 pro.|
|10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency) with RDNA 2 architecture||AMD Radeon with 4.2 teraflops||–|
|AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)||
eight-core x86-64 AMD Jaguar
|Next-Gen Technology||Mid-Gen Technology||ps5 comes with future technology|
|Compatible with games from previous versions||Not compatible with games from the previous series||–|
Before considering other features of bother ps4 pro and ps5, first consider the price is that at the end, you know if the features are worth the price.
Sony’s top-tier PS5 costs $499.99 ( £449.99 or AU$749.95) while the identical PlayStation 5 Digital Edition (without a disc drive) comes in at $399.99 (£349.99 or AU$599.95). PS4 Pro was launched at the cost of $399 (£349, AU$559). This implies that The PS5 costs $100 more than the PS4, but that’s to be expected. It’s a brand new machine using cutting-edge technology.
The PS4 Pro price dropped to just £299 in the Black Friday PS4 sales. When you are considering your pocket size, PS4 Pro is definitely the cheaper option, and its price will tumble even more now the PS5 has hit the shelves.
The PS5 is armed with impressive specs for a console, offering an AMD Zen 2-based CPU and a custom RDNA 2 GPU with over 10.28 TFLOPs of computing power. What that equates is that most games will run at 4K/60, with some games able to achieve 4K/120fps and future support for 8K resolution. The PS5 is also capable of the graphically intensive technique known as ray tracing (ray tracing is an innovative means of rendering light and shadows realistically).
GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency) with RDNA 2 architecture
CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
Memory: 16GB GDDR6, 256-bit interface, 448GB/s bandwidth
Storage: Custom 825GB SSD with 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)
Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot, USB HDD support (for PS4 games only)
Optical: 4K UHD Blu Ray drive
Visuals: Native 4K 120Hz + 8K
Audio: Tempest 3D
For ps4 Pro
CPU: eight-core x86-64 AMD Jaguar
GPU: AMD Radeon with 4.2 teraflops
RAM: 8GB GDDR5
Storage: 1TB HDD
PS5 boasts of its solid-state drive (SSD) – a long-overdue upgrade that PC players have enjoyed for years. This implies that games can load up to 19-times faster. And, although the SSD in the PS5 is only 825GB (with only 667.2GB available), it’s a welcome change over the slow, mechanical HDD drives of old in PS4 pro.
The PS4 Pro also doesn’t have the 4K Blu Ray player that the PS5 thankfully does, nor does it have the option to go disc-drive free like the all-digital PS5 offers.
PS5 also features an entirely new audio engine known as Tempest 3D audio. It’s a form of spatial audio and is capable of handling hundreds of sound sources. Loading speed and the interface of ps5 is a wonder to behold; clean and elegant and intuitive
The refreshed mid-gen model proved a decent jump on the base PS4: it supports 4K streaming from Amazon and Netflix, but native 4K gaming isn’t possible on all titles, and only then you’re usually capped to 30fps.
Naturally, the PS5 is a healthy power jump over the PS4 Pro, but if you’re all about the best graphics, can’t get your head around gaming on PC, and are platform agnostic.
DESIGN (Shape Size and ports)
PS5 design is divisive and it’s just a departure from Sony’s usual approach with its two-tone color scheme and its curved futuristic shape.
The PS5 is also the biggest console Sony has ever made. PS4 pro console is a dwarf to ps5 pro. The PS4 Pro, on the other hand, looks more like a traditional console and is sits unobtrusively within any entertainment setup. It’s slim, the light at 3.3 kg, and not in the least controversial.
The PS5’s gargantuan size does give it one significant advantage over the PS4 Pro, though: it’s practically silent, and produces a minimal amount of heat, too. The PS4 Pro, meanwhile, can kick up a fuss when playing certain games, and it’s also guilty of spitting out a lot of heat.
The PS5 DualSense controller gamepad comes with haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and a built-in speaker that works together so well with each other, such that it creates a deep level of immersing experience. With the colorful 3D platformer, you can feel and hear the subtle impact of grains of sand while walking through a storm, or experience a smooth gliding sensation when skating over ice, just to name a few examples. the technology with which the controller of the ps5 was built beats that of the ps4 Pro.
While you don’t necessarily need a PS5 to play some of the biggest new games from both Sony and third parties, you will enjoy much better versions of them on the new system.
The PS5 works with nearly all PS4 games, which is a huge step up from Sony’s complete lack of backward compatibility in the last generation. Both digital and disc-based PS4 games worked without a hitch on my PS5, and my physical movies worked just fine on the system’s 4K Blu-ray drive.
The PS5 allows you to take advantage of any PS4 Pro enhancement game offers, so games that have higher resolution or frame rate modes benefit the most from Sony’s new console.
On top of that, the PS5 has a number of games that will be exclusive to the next-gen. While Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Horizon Forbidden West are also available on PS4 Pro, God of War 2, Demon’s Souls, and Final Fantasy 16 will be PS5 only. Gran Turismo 7 definitely looks like it will be next-gen only, too, and we know that Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will also skip PS4. So if you’re all about access to the latest and greatest, it’s worth noting that the PS5 will have the lead on that front for some games.
The PS5 has access to pretty much every entertainment app you’ll need, including Disney Plus, Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, and, new to the PlayStation ecosystem, Apple TV Plus. These apps all worked identically to their PS4 counterparts. Apps loaded quickly and streamed reliably. Most important are the streaming apps, the PS5’s streaming apps are easier to access than before thanks to a handy Media tab that’s just a button press away on the home screen. That’s a nice upgrade from the PS4, which buried all of its streaming apps in a slow-loading TV & Video menu.
“While the cost of development and publishing have gone up, and pricing in other entertainment verticals has also gone up substantially, next-gen software pricing has not reflected these increases. $59.99 to $69.99 does not even cover these other cost increases completely, but does move it more in the proper direction.”
But does it still represent great value, considering the PS5 is backward compatible?
With all sincerity, if you are wanting to make a new purchase and are contemplating between ps5 and PS4 pro, we will advise you to go for ps5 unless your budget is strict. Not only is the PS5 a more powerful, faster box, but Sony’s efforts to enable backward compatibility means that even if you buy a PS5, you won’t miss out on the PS4’s finest experiences, and probably those older than that, too. But if you already have a PS4 pro but are considering upgrading, we will leave that decision to make following the guide provided above. But if it something you can afford, then you should upgrade.