PlayStation 5 Pro to Boost GPU and Ray Tracing for Accelerated AI

PlayStation 5 Pro to Boost GPU and Ray Tracing for Accelerated AI

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The PlayStation 5 was launched in late 2020, although it seems to have arrived later due to supply issues.

The Pro version is said to be coming four years later with an enhanced graphics processing unit (GPU), accelerated artificial intelligence (AI), and other improvements.

The GPU will be the biggest upgrade on the PS5 Pro. Rumors claim that the performance will see up to a 45% increase in ray tracing and 33.5 teraflops of computing power.

Future SDK versions are expected to support resolutions up to 8K with higher frame rates, including 4K at 120 frames per second and 8K at 60 frames per second.

PlayStation 5 Pro to Boost GPU and Ray Tracing for Accelerated AI

Ray tracing performance is expected to improve by 2-3 times, and even up to 4 times in some instances. This is attributed to the massive increase from 18 BVH4 workgroups to 30 BVH8 workgroups.

Bounding Volume Hierarchies help speed up ray intersection calculations (i.e., does this light ray reach this object?). We’ll skip the technical details, but the BVH number means each individual workgroup can do more work.

The Pro device will also feature PlayStation Spectral Super Resolution and Perceptually Super-Resolution (PSSR) technologies, particularly useful for ray tracing, which sees significant computational demands with higher resolutions.

The PlayStation 5 Pro will also bring a dedicated structure for machine learning. The AI accelerator will provide up to 300 TOPS of 8-bit and 67 TFLOPS of 16-bit floating-point computation.

This could be the most exciting part as modern generative models can create realistic imagery, speech, text generation based on prompts, and more.

The device will also come with a modest boost to the central processing unit (CPU), featuring “High-Frequency CPU Mode” reaching up to 3.85 GHz (from 3.5 GHz), a 10% increase.

The PS5 Pro seems to be approaching thermal limits, so this mode will lead to a 1.5% decrease in GPU frequency (resulting in a 1% performance loss).

Sony may launch the Pro version in the fall of 2024; however, there hasn’t been an official acknowledgment of this device yet.

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