It’s only been 2 weeks since the worldwide launch of the PS5. However, credible rumors of the PS5’s successor, the PS5 Pro, are already here. Here is all that we know about what could potentially be the PS5 Pro.
The PS5 pro could very well blow the PS5 out of the water performance-wise!
Sony had reportedly filed a patent in January last year. The patent was about a console that had two Graphics Processing Units inside. Nvidia’s SLI and AMD’s crossfire come to mind upon hearing this. However, according to the patent, the implementation of the GPUs is going to be far more elaborate than on a PC.
Both of the GPUs would come in the Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) format and would probably be custom made AMD GPUs. The APU format was made by AMD and is basically a CPU and GPU on a single die.
This system will also have more memory and greater processing capabilities. This is also because of the multiple System on Chips (SoCs) that the PS5 Pro will sport. Not to mention the greater cloud streaming capabilities of the PS5 Pro.
The reliability of this report is pretty good as the patent describes a scalable gaming console. In the console, a second GPU will be communicatively coupled with the first GPU, and that the system is meant for home console and cloud gaming.
However, this all still just a mere patent, and Sony has not confirmed any of this. For all we know, Sony might never let the dual GPU PS5 Pro see the light of day.
Seeing as how Nvidia has let SLI die out slowly, we think that the general trend is to keep a single GPU for all the graphics processing. This is mainly because SLI definitely undermines the capabilities of the secondary GPU.
So, the trouble arises when we have to use both GPUs equally and maximize their processing capabilities. As of now, it all seems a little too good to be true. But if anyone can do it, it’s probably Sony!