Just over two years after the launch of the PlayStation 5, rumors citing a possible PlayStation 5 Pro are gaining momentum. Now, it’s suggested that Sony’s most powerful new console arrives later this year, and a few months from now.
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Information from the PhonAndroid portal, received by an informant who, according to the site, has already proven to be reliable, indicates the launch of the new console will happen soon. The expectation is that it will be presented in the month of April, with some interesting modifications. Among them would be a new chip produced by AMD, which would deliver even more performance.
In addition, the alleged PlayStation 5 Pro can rely on a more robust cooling system, no longer using air cooling to adopt a liquid cooling solution. The current PlayStation 5 is already recognized for being a video game that needs advanced thermal solutions, which includes liquid metal for the APU heat dissipation — a component that has caused controversy due to an alleged leak when the console is held vertically.
To adopt liquid cooling, and be able to house a radiator, design modifications would be necessary, but it’s not clear what change should be made.
Unfortunately, there are not many details about the new PlayStation 5 Pro so far, but other rumors say that Sony should create the console to offer games in 8K or 4K at up to 120 FPS. For this, a new graphics card from AMD, based on the RDNA 3 architecture, would be required, potentially reaching the level of performance of the RX 7700 XT.
Sony has not confirmed any information regarding a future PlayStation 5 Pro, nor has it even confirmed a date for an event. But, if it really comes to present the console, it is possible that it will show up in a presentation like the State of Play. It’s worth remembering that the PlayStation 4 was announced in 2013, and the PlayStation 4 Pro arrived three years later, in 2016, so it wouldn’t exactly be a surprise if Sony kept a similar schedule for the Pro version of the PlayStation 5.