2024 Sees CPU Clocks Surge and GPU Enhancements

Sony’s upgraded PlayStation 5 Pro console has been teased in a recent video and tweet by RedGamingTech, and it’s teasing a fairly beefed-up PS5 Pro that would offer some decent performance bumps to both the CPU and GPU inside of the console.

2024 Sees CPU Clocks Surge and GPU Enhancements


According to the rumor, the upgraded PlayStation 5 Pro console would maintain its 8-core, 16-thread Zen 2-based CPU but bring the clock speeds up a little over the APU inside of the PlayStation 5, which is CPU clocks at up to 3.5GHz, up and into the low 4GHz range. Not bad.

The current PlayStation 5 console has an RDNA 2-based GPU with 36 CUs at up to 2.23GHz, while RedGamingTech is teasing a heavily beefed-up RDNA 3 hybrid GPU with 60 CUs at between 2.5GHz to 2.8GHz.

  • PlayStation 5 CPU (8C/16T Zen 2 @ up to 3.5GHz)
  • PlayStation 5 Pro CPU (8C/16T Zen 2 @ low 4GHz)
  • PlayStation 5 GPU (36 CUs RDNA 2 @ up to 2.23GHz)
  • PlayStation 5 Pro GPU (60 CUs RDNA 3 @ up to 2.8GHz)

Will the PlayStation 5 Pro launch in 2023? Well, previous rumors suggested a 2023 release, which only gives Sony less than 10 weeks from now — October 17, 2023 — to tease, heavily market, and promote, and then release the PlayStation 5 Pro. I guess that is possible, and if it happens, it’s going to make for an exciting next few weeks leading into the holidays and a possible PS5 Pro released before Christmas.

I can see this being an 8K console at that point, at least for some games, as Sony can easily push it up to 8K with upscaling and hopefully 30-60FPS. We’ve been hearing rumors of an upgraded PlayStation 5 Pro console that would be 8K gaming-ready, priced somewhere between $600 and $700, with a 2023 release.

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Sony’s more powerful PlayStation 5 Pro would stand out against the regular PlayStation 5 and give the world of 8K TVs some fun to play with.