PS4 v/s PS4 Slim v/s PS4 pro: The Real difference.
PS4 v/s PS4 Slim v/s PS4 pro: What is the real difference between the two new consoles and between the older PS4 (2013) console and should you upgrade to the PS4 Pro if you already have older 2013 PS4. Here are some points you need to know before buying.
In 2016 Sony launched two new version of the PS4, PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro. The PS4 Pro is more powerful when compare to the other two consoles. The PS4 Pro Delivers better performance capable of 4K gaming and HDR. But you will enjoy 4K games only if you have 4K television.
The other new Console is known as PS4 Slim, which has the same functionality in a sleeker form factor.
So how much powerful is the PS4 Pro when compare to PS4 Slim and the original PS4 (2013)?
The original PS4 (2013) comes with 1.6 GHz 8-core AMD Jaguar processor and the PS4 Slim is also comes with 1.6 GHz 8-core AMD Jaguar processor.
But the PS4 Pro comes with 2.1 GHz 8-core AMD Jaguar processor which is definitely powerful then the other two consoles.
Talking about the GPU, the original PS4 (2013) and PS4 Slim (2016) both comes with 1.84 teraflops AMD Radeon GPU and the PS4 Pro comes with 4.2 teraflops AMD Radeon GPU which is just over twice as powerful as the other two consoles. Teraflops in a GPU performance is like horsepower in a car.
The new PS4 Slim (2016) and the PS4 Pro consoles comes with the same 8GB GDDR5 as the original PS4 (2013), but the PS4 Pro has an extra 1GB of memory for non-gaming applications like Netflix and many more. This means the PS4 Pro comes with 8GB GDDR5 and additional 1GB memory. This means they won’t waste any space which games can use and it also means that you can switch between apps faster.
High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Talking about HDR all of these three consoles has HDR.
We all know that the original PS4 (2013) doesn’t have 4K Capability, but the PS4 Slim (2016) also don’t have the 4K capability, but the PS4 Pro has 4K capability but it’s hard to tell the difference about quality.
We only get 500GB storage in the original PS4 (2013) console and in the new PS4 Slim (2016) we get two storage variants 500GB and 1TB, but in the PS4 Pro console we only one storage variant which is 1TB, quite interesting.
Other than that the original PS4 (2013) console has 2x USB 3.0 ports and the new PS4 Slim (2016) has 2x USB 3.1 ports which is obviously faster than USB 3.0, but in the PS4 Pro console we get 3x USB 3.1 ports which is great.
The Wi-Fi has also upgraded in the two newer consoles now it will work on 2.4GHz as well as 5.0GHz band as compare to the older PS4 console which only works on 2.4GHz band. The Bluetooth is now Bluetooth 4.0 in the both newer console as compare to Bluetooth 2.1 on the original PS4.
Graphics Comparison between original PS4, PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro.
Honestly it depends on the game. The number of pixel that makes the picture of the game, so they appear sharper on 4K TVs. Developers can also use more powerful PS4 Pro GPU to improve the quality of textures and lighting effects, which gives more realistic graphics and smoother performance with fewer slowdown.
The only demand Sony makes is games must play as well on the PS4 Pro as they do on the PS4.
PS4 Pro 4K Capability.
It is true that some games will run at a native 4K Ultra HD resolution that is 3840 x 2160 lines pixels, but the most demanding games won’t.
Because it’s very hard to render games smoothly at such a high resolution even with the additional power of the PS4 Pro.
If we compare a gaming PC that can run game at 4K it would cost several times more than the PS4 Pro.
Many games will run at a resolution close to 4K, but not always 3200 x 1800 pixels and then be upscale to 4K. So much so that’s very hard to tell the difference between its upscale visuals and native 4K ones. There is a difference, but it’s hard to spot. Many games already run below 1080p on existing console and are up scaled to it. While the Xbox One S can upscale 1080p games up to 4K.
Some games use a method called super sampling to improve the graphics for players on 1080p TVs, but not all games.
In my opinion it’s not worth upgrading from your existing PS4 to PS4 Pro if you don’t have a 4K TV.
PS VR Experience with PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim.
There is no such difference when playing games on PS VR with either of these consoles. It’s worth nothing the PS VR has a compatibility issue with the PS4 Pro too.
The Playstation VR uses a version of HDMI incompatible with 4K and HDR, so PS4 Pro users have to unplug the VR System to play games on their TV.
Is there is PS4 Pro Exclusive Games. ?
No, there is no exclusive PS4 Pro games. You can play original PS4 games on PS4 Pro as well. Games must be enhanced for PS4 Pro, but Sony won’t allow any game to only run on PS4 Pro.
You will get the original PS4 500GB console at the price of around 28K to 30K in India.
Talking about the price of PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro, the PS4 Slim 500GB console will cost you around the same 28K to 30K as original PS4 and the 1TB PS4 Slim console will cost you around 32K in India.
The powerful console PS4 Pro which only comes with 1TB console will cost you around 38K to 40K in India.
PS4 v/s PS4 Slim v/s PS4 pro: The Conclusion.
- If you already have the original PS4 console then it makes no sense to upgrade your PS4.
- You can buy either of these two new consoles only if you don’t already own PS4.
- If you have 4K TV then you can go for PS4 Pro.
- If you don’t have 4K TV and you don’t already own PS4 then go for PS4 Slim because it doesn’t make any sense to buy PS4 Pro if you don’t have 4K TV.
- Even if you don’t have 4K TV, the PS4 Pro still give you faster and better looking gaming experience. But I recommend 4K TV for PS4 Pro.