PS4 Pro

If you are looking for a move for 4K games, the PS4 Pro is still the best deal in town, even though it’s no longer the hero in control.

PROS

  • Sony’s first 4K HDR controller
  • 1 TB larger hard drive
  • The best Pro Mode games look great

CONS

  • No Blu-ray 4K player
  • Professional mode support varies

PS4 Pro Features

  • CPU: 2.1GHz 8-core AMD Jaguar
  • GPU: 4.2 TFLOP AMD Radeon
  • Memory: 8GB GDDR5 & 1GB
  • HDR: Yes
  • 4K: Yes
  • Storage :1TB
  • USB : 3x USB 3.1
  • Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi (2.4GHz & 5.0GHz)
  • Bluetooth : Bluetooth 4.0

PS4 Pro Design

PS4 Pro Design

I’ve had a number of different playstation 4s but what they’ve done here now is the power switch is over on this side, and the eject switch is over here. 

it’s tougher to mistake one for the other which happens all the time especially with new people that are using your PlayStation, maybe they’re XBOX users, they come over they’re just slamming those buttons getting the wrong results. 

The design is pretty similar. The pro is a little bit wider, it’s a tiny bit taller and the depth is roughly the same. 

it’s got a little bit more horsepower, it’s a little bit larger in size. an HDMI cable, this is clutch. 

you’ve also got a very basic chat headset. it’s to get you started, i recommend something better than this. it’s also the new controller, you can now see the light bar from the front so- essentially the same.

there’s also a micro USB cable and that’s about it.

Ports

PS4 Pro Ports

it adds a USB port to the back, so now there’s a third one, two on the front, one in the back. 

your LAN port for wired connectivity if you choose to get those sweet speeds. 

there’s also digital optical audio out. there’s this auxiliary port for accessories and then the HDMI out, and i like how the power connector is recessed. 

two more USBs, these are the main ones that people use, the buttons, i like this, i like that they did this.

PS4 Pro Controller

PS4 Pro Controller

Sony has significantly modified the DualShock 4 controller for Pro and Slim versions, and the new version is now the standard model, and the new version comes with convenient and accurate analog sticks, left and right bumpers, and there is an addition at the top of the touchpad which is a transparent part that allows light from Light bar through it.

But as we all know, the light bar is not favored by many people in use in most PS4 games, and the same is the same on the touchpad.

Optical tape plays a role in PSVR games, especially if you play without Move or Aim controllers.

But for me, the Xbox One X has the best console in my view, with its great feel, almost perfect analog sticks and strong pulse notes. However, DualShock 4 is still great.

Improvements

the unboxing experience is very similar to the stock playstation, but you’re the one that knows you’ve got a pro. 

This also is going to enable some improvements for playstation VR.

some of those similar enhancements that you might have gotten on a 1080p display will also apply to the PS VR headset. 

you’re going to get slightly smoother graphics enabled by the greater horsepower of the pro unit. 

theoretically you’ll have better PS VR experience. smoother graphics and more potential, higher frame rates potentially.

It’s almost like a PC-style upgrade where;some platform plays all the same games but you can just do so at a slightly more optimal scenario.

PS4 Pro Performance

if you don’t have a 4k display, you still see some minor improvement on a 1080p display.

you might get a few more lines of vertical resolution, may be slightly better graphics, a more natural appearance. 

the thing has more horsepower, so theoretically even on a 1080p screen, there’s going to be some improvements. 

support for faster frame rates as well. This will stream 4k video from Netflix as well as YouTube. 

it’s got one terabyte drive in it now, one terabyte of storage, and it’s also got extra USB charging capacity.  

and the PS4 itself is a nice little touch, the symbols from the controller, those are the feet that the system stands on. 

It has an attitude. that’s cool.

Overall

If you want a faster, more powerful and rich 4K controller with features, the PS4 Pro is the best

 It’s a little more expensive than the regular PS4, but this is because it uses slightly different hardware for better performance results when using games.

If you enjoy gaming in 4K HDR, you will need a 4K HDR TV – you probably won’t see your old 1080p screen benefit out of just some extra frames and nothing more.

I don’t know if it’s a PS4 Pro, since without a 4K TV, you won’t be able to benefit from the superior viewing that PS4 Pro offers.

But I have a Pro that offers a lot of other benefits to those who have 1080p screens. For example, it has a more beautiful image in games that have Pro patches more clearly.

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