Sony will be holding a press event on September 7th

Sony will be holding a press event on September 7th

Sony's PlayStation Neo may be revealed next month

Sony will be holding a press event on September 7th


According to multiple sources, Sony's PlayStation Neo was already rumoured to be revealed next month on September 7th. Now Sony has confirmed that an event will be taking play in New York on September 7th at 3 PM EDT and has invited several media outlets to attend the event. 

Right now the event is simply called "PlayStation Meeting" where Sony plans to discuss how PlayStation will move forward as a business, giving away no details about what topics will be on the agenda. Rumours have already been circulating that the PlayStation Neo will be revealed at this event, though this remains unconfirmed. 

 Sony will be holding a press event on September 7th


Right now it looks like the PS4 and the Neo will coexist within the same market space, with future games running at different graphical settings for each console, with the most powerful Neo showcasing higher, more stable framerates as well as increased graphical quality and/or in-game resolutions. This will mean that no gamers will be left behind with the PS4 and that the PS$ will remain a "current generation" console for quite some time.  

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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