PlayStation 5 Professional Rumored to Launch in November 2024 with ‘Accelerated Ray Tracing’

Trade insider Tom Henderson has a new scoop on the long-rumored PlayStation 5 Professional console. In response to his sources, Sony is certainly making preparations for a mid-generation console refresh.

The undertaking is outwardly codenamed Trinity, which is not unusual for Sony (PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR additionally had Matrix-themed codenames, Neo and Morpheus). Trinity has reportedly been in growth since early 2022, with the objective to ship a working growth equipment within the fingers of studios later this 12 months, in the direction of the latter half of November.

As for the general public launch, Henderson maintains that the focused launch date for the PlayStation 5 Professional is November 2024, as advised in a earlier report. The brand new rumor additionally says the PS5 Professional will allow ‘accelerated ray tracing’ capabilities, an 8K ‘Efficiency Mode’, and an improved and extra constant body price at 4K decision.

Whereas it’s uncertain that many video games might run nicely at 8K even on a PlayStation 5 Professional with out dropping loads of their graphics options, the opposite two targets appear possible. Accelerated ray tracing would positively be welcome, as each PS5 and Xbox Collection X {hardware} are weak in that regard.

The report would not delve deeply into the technical specs of the PlayStation 5 Professional. Nonetheless, it does say that its reminiscence will run at 18000 MT/s, up from the PS5’s 14000. It additionally mentions 30 WGP, or Work Group Processors, which ought to translate into 60 Compute Models, up from the PS5’s 36.

If the PlayStation 5 Professional console is popping out subsequent 12 months, there is a stable likelihood it would assist AMD FidelityFX Tremendous Decision 3, which can certainly be a big boon to any sport’s body price smoothness. FSR 3 was introduced in November 2022 as AMD’s reply to DLSS 3 (Body Technology). In response to AMD, it would use ‘interpolated frames’ to double the efficiency. Nonetheless, there is not any launch date for its PC implementation aside from a generic 2023 window.

With FSR 2, we’re already computing extra pixels than we’ve samples within the present body, and we realized we might generate much more by introducing interpolated frames. This has allowed us to realize as much as a 2x framerate increase within the course of.

Henderson couldn’t present any data on the PlayStation 5 Professional pricing. He additionally mentioned he would not have any data on the rumored PS5 Slim, which he believes would not exist as initially believed and can merely change the common PS5. You may learn extra about that in yesterday’s report.

If a PlayStation 5 Professional does certainly launch subsequent 12 months, it will be fascinating to see what Microsoft’s reply can be. Phil Spencer famously mentioned they haven’t any indication the trade needs a mid-generation refresh this time round.

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