Sony's PlayStation Neo may be revealed next month

Sony's PlayStation Neo may be revealed next month

Sony's PlayStation Neo may be revealed next month

Sony's PlayStation Neo may be revealed next month


According to multiple sources Sony's PlayStation Neo may be revealed next month on September 7th. This event it said to take place in New York and be a "technical showcase" for the upcoming device.


     Our sources are clear: Sony [is] planning an event next Wednesday, September 7 in New York. An event that we mentioned large enough to house a major announcement: the PS4 Neo.


The Sony PS4 Neo, according to previously leaked specifications, will use faster GDDR5 memory, 14 more GCN GPU compute units as well as enhanced CPU and GPU clock speeds, delivering over 2x the GPU performance of the PS4, not even taking into account any architectural improvements that may be present in these new GCN GPU cores. 


 Original PS4NEO
CPU8 Jaguar Cores at 1.6GHz8 Jaguar Cores at 2.1GHz
GPUAMD GCN, 18 CUs at 800MHzImproved AMD GCN, 36CU at 911MHz
Memory8GB GDDR5, 176GB/s8GB GDDR5, 218GB/s


Looking at these specifications we can see that the CPU portion of the PS4 Neo has a 30% boost in performance and the GPU has a double the GPU cores with almost a 14% overclock, making this new console much more capable than that PS4, likely resulting in enhanced framerates and performance in games when compared to the PS4.  


  Sony's PlayStation Neo may be revealed next month  

Even with these specifications, the PS4K will not be a 4K capable console, it will merely be a console that will be able to deliver 1080p with enhanced framerates when compared to the original PS4. These images may be able to be upscaled to 4K and some non-demanding games may be able to run at 4K, but these specifications are still far from being able to run modern games at native 4K. 

The PS4/5 will force developers to create two versions of their games in order to cover the PlayStation 4 and 4.5, effectively making them have to do the bulk of the work that could otherwise have been used to ship the game faster or develop an Xbox One or PC version of their game.

Having two vastly different versions of the same console may sound like a good idea to some end users, but the idea fragments the market space needlessly for developers, making the development for games on the platform more time-consuming and more expensive. 


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09-08-2016, 06:55:51

Although there's more chance of me getting married to a model than this happening but I wish Sony would come out and just say, yeah, we're gonna use HBM2 and then walk off the stage lolQuote

09-08-2016, 12:30:41

Basically an underclock RX 480. Which then in turn means it's probably equal to a boosted RX470, which makes sense seeing as its rated for roughly 4.2TFLOPS. Which when combined with how much Devs can get out of the hardware, is going to be very impressive indeed. Then a much needed CPU clock speed boost with faster system memory just means this thing is gonna fly.

Then next year the Scropio will release and Neo will be quite a bit behind. Then Neo 2 will come out and we will have a weird console release schedule.Quote

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