PS4 Pro's technical specs revealed, nearly twice as powerful as original PS4

Sony's PlayStation meeting revealed a slew of new hardware today. The older model PS4 is getting a refresh as the PlayStation 4 Slim, and the newly-announced PS4 Pro will get 4K capability, HDR gaming, and graphical boost for both regular and VR gaming. Interestingly, the event itself was surprisingly mum on hard technical details, focusing on showing the immediate visual impact of the games which will take advantage of the PS4 Pro's improvements. Shortly after the conference, Sony confirmed the PS4 Pro's specs, which include an 8 core "Jaguar" CPU, an AMD Radeon graphics processor capable of 4.2 teraflops, 8 GB of GDDR5 ram, and a 1TB hard drive:

For comparison, the original PS4 is capable of 1.84 teraflops of graphics processing, making the Pro nearly twice as powerful, while Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One upgrade Scorpio is reportedly aiming for 6 teraflops. The PS4 Pro also contains a wireless 802.11 A/B/G/N/Ac ethernet port, meaning you'll likely get faster wireless internet connections than the base PS4 model - if you have a compatible router, of course.

And no, you're not missing anything: the PS4 Pro may be pushing for 4K video streaming, but it will not have a 4K capable Blu-ray player installed. The Xbox One S, however, does. 

Check out our roundup of everything that happened at the PlayStation meeting for the price and release date of the PS4 Slim, the PS4 Pro, and more. 

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