Reports indicate that Sony is gearing up to launch a revamped version of its PlayStation 5 console, dubbed the ‘PlayStation 5 Pro’, with rumours swirling about its enhanced performance capabilities. Digital Foundry, renowned for its in-depth technical analyses, has shed further light on what gamers can expect from this upcoming iteration.

According to the latest findings, the PlayStation 5 Pro is anticipated to boast a GPU featuring a base clock speed of 2.18GHz, capable of reaching boosted speeds of up to 2.35GHz. Notably, Sony appears to be eyeing significant improvements in cache components, potentially doubling the L1 cache from 128KB to 256KB. This enhancement aims to accommodate larger numbers of compute units per shader engine, paving the way for a reported 45% performance boost over its predecessor.

However, despite the anticipated leap in performance, the PlayStation 5 Pro may encounter limitations attributed to VRAM bandwidth. This constraint could explain why the performance gains, albeit substantial, may be capped at around 45%. Moreover, while the console promises faster clock speeds, it’s anticipated that only select titles will truly push its capabilities to the brink.

Insights into the hardware also suggest continuity in the use of an AMD GPU, aligning with earlier speculation likening its performance to the Radeon RX 7800 XT, a formidable desktop-grade GPU known for its 4K gaming prowess. On the CPU front, the PlayStation 5 Pro is expected to feature boosted clock speeds of up to 3.85GHz, translating to a modest 10% improvement over its predecessor.

Not content with hardware enhancements alone, Sony reportedly aims to introduce ‘PlayStation Spectral Super Resolution’, an image upscaling technology designed to elevate FullHD content to 4K resolution. With these anticipated advancements, the PlayStation 5 Pro is poised to offer gamers an even more immersive and visually stunning gaming experience when it hits the shelves later this year.