- Sony could be working on a PlayStation 5 Pro.
- The new game console could get two GPUs.
- The Sony PS5 Pro is expected to be more powerful than the Xbox Series X.
With the PlayStation 5, Sony appears to have a major hit on its hand. While it's not as powerful as the Xbox Series X in terms of processing power, it is still a beast that can run the latest gaming titles at high resolutions and frame rates. However, it appears Sony doesn't want the PlayStation 5 to be second best to the new Xbox even on paper.
According to a new report by T3, an official Sony Interactive Entertainment patent published this year details how the tech giant is working on a new games console that could come with not just one, but two graphics cards.
The patent details a 'scalable game console' in which a second GPU communicatively coupled to the first GPU' for use as a 'home console and cloud gaming' machine. The report adds that the official Sony patent notes that the 'plural SoCs may be used to provide a "high-end" version of the console with greater processing and storage capability'. Further, the "high end" system because of its powerful hardware could also be used for a cloud-optimized version using the same game console chip with more performance.
If this does indeed ends up being the case, it will represent a major move on the part of Sony as its new PlayStation 5 pales in front of the Xbox Series X on paper. This is because the PS5 delivers 10.28 teraflops compared to the Xbox Series X's 12 teraflops of raw GPU power. However, if there's a PS5 Pro with two GPUs, its graphical power could easily go up to a staggering 20 teraflops.
Additionally, this would also get the PlayStation 5 close to the level of high-end PCs that utilise dual GPU set-ups for rendering games at high resolution and frame rates. Such power coupled with the possibility of playing well optimised exclusive titles on the Sony PlayStation 5 Pro could be a serious concern for the Xbox Series X.
However, it doesn't need to worry about such issues for now, not at least in India, as the PlayStation 5 still remains unavailable for purchase in the country. Almost a month after its release, the console still hasn't been assigned a launch date for India and is reported to get a January 2021 or later launch.