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September 8, 2016

The PlayStation 4 Pro vs. the original PS4: What’s changed?

by John_A

With only three years since the release of the PlayStation 4, Sony isn’t quite ready to give us a completely new console. But while it did unveil a new slim redesign, there’s also the PlayStation 4 Pro: Not quite 4K gaming, but the new HDR looks good enough to give players a taste of the next generation. We’ve pitted the stats of the new systems up against the OG PS4 to see how far we’ve come in the past few years.

PlayStation 4 Pro
PlayStation 4 Slim
PlayStation 4 (2013)
Price
$399
$299
starts at $349 (originally $399)
Dimensions
295 x 327 x 55mm (11.61 x 12.87 x 2.17 inches)
265 x 288 x 39mm (10.43 x 11.34 x 1.54 inches)
275.1 x 305.1 x 53.1mm (10.83 x 12.01 x 2.09 inches)
Weight
3.3kg (7.28 pounds)
2.1kg (4.63 pounds)
2.8kg (6.17 pounds)
Output resolution
480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 4K (video only), HDR
480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 4K (video only)
480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 4K (video only)
CPU
AMD Jaguar x86-64, 8-core
AMD Jaguar x86-64, 8-core
AMD Jaguar x86-64, 8-core
GPU
AMD Radeon, 4.20 TFLOP
AMD Radeon, 1.84 TFLOP
AMD Radeon, 1.84 TFLOP
RAM
8GB
8GB
8GB
Internal storage
1TB
500GB / 1TB
500GB / 1TB
Physical media
Blu-ray, DVD
Blu-ray, DVD
Blu-ray, DVD
WiFi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
802.11 b/g/n
Wired network
10/100/1000 Ethernet
10/100/1000 Ethernet
10/100/1000 Ethernet
Bluetooth
v4.0
v4.0
v2.1
Ports
USB 3.0 (x3), HDMI 2.0a, S/PDIF
USB 3.0 (x2), HDMI 2.0a
USB 3.0 (x2), HDMI 1.4, S/PDIF
Controller
DualShock 4
DualShock 4
DualShock 4

While we won’t have a full review until the systems are released in the coming weeks, stay tuned for further impressions of the PS4 Pro here on Engadget.

Find all the news from Sony’s big PlayStation event right here.

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