You might want to hold off buying a Playstation 4 as Sony is planning a new version of the PS4 – the PS4.5. However, if you are expecting a dramatic update with fireworks and all, get ready to be slightly disappointed as the spec sheet shows that the PlayStation 4.5 upgrades might be minor. Bear in mind that these are just speculations.
GiantBomb via IGN claim that the new PS4.5 which is codenamed NEO will come with a higher clock speed, GPU, and memory bandwidth. It would also support 4k image output. However, when compared to the PS4, the changes aren’t so huge. For example, NEO will still have the same 8 Jaguar Cores, just clocked higher at 2.1 GHz than the original PS4’s 1.6 GHz. RAM will still be at 8 GB DDR5, but with faster 218 GB/s data rates.
The only major improvement is with the GPU which doubles from 18 to 36 and is also clocked higher at 911 MHz versus the 800 MHz of the PS4.
I am sorry, but no VR support.
Check out the full specs below:
Original PS4 CPU – 8 Jaguar Cores at 1.6 GHz
NEO CPU – 8 Jaguar Cores at 2.1 GHz
Original PS4 GPU – AMD GCN, 18 CUs at 800 MHz
NEO GPU – Improved AMD GCN, 36 CUs at 911 MHz
Original PS4 Memory – 8 GB GDDR5, 176 GB/s
NEO Memory – 8 GB GDDR5, 218 GB/s
According to the Wall Street Journal, Sony will announce the PlayStation 4.5 model before PlayStation VR launches in October.