How do the leaked PS5 Pro specs compare to the base PlayStation 5, and will the mid-generation console be a significant upgrade?

Rumors suggest that the PS5 Pro is set to arrive in late 2024, but Sony has not even confirmed the console’s existence yet.

Despite the lack of an official announcement for the console, plenty of information about the upcoming PS5 Pro has leaked. In fact, the full specs of the PS5 Pro have been revealed already!

While we know that the PS5 Pro will be more powerful than the base PS5, seeing the specs of both consoles side-by-side will give a much better idea about how they compare.

DualSense Controller and PS5 Console

PS5 Pro vs Base PS5 Specs

Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the PS5’s specs and the leaked specs of the PS5 Pro:

PS5PS5 Pro
CPU ArchitectureEight core/16 Thread Zen 2Eight core/16 Thread Zen 2
CPU Clock Speeds3.5GHz3.5GHz/3.85GHz
GPU Compute Units36 CUS, RDNA 260 CUs, RNDA 3
TFLOPs/GPU Clock Speed10.23TF/ 2.23GHz33.5TF/ 2.18GHz (TBC)
GDDR6 Memory16GB at 14Gbps16GB at 18Gbps
Memory Available For Games12.5GB13.7GB
Memory Interface/ Bandwidth256-bit/448GB/s256-bit/576GB/s
Information via Digital Foundry and Eurogamer
The PS5 Pro specs are based on leaks and have not been confirmed by Sony.

The only other factor to bear in mind with the PS5 Pro is that it will make use of Sony’s new AI upscaling technology – PlayStation Spectral Super Resolution.

This new software will boost the performance of the PS5 Pro in a way which isn’t comparable to the base PS5. Therefore, we don’t know how effective it’ll be just yet.

PS5 Close Up

Overall, the difference between the PS5 and PS5 Pro specs are quite minimal.

While the Pro model’s GPU is certainly more powerful, the CPU has only about 10% more power when overclocked. This will likely mean that the CPU will limit the PS5 Pro’s performance to the point where there won’t be too much improvement compared to the base PS5.

In fact, it looks like most new games might not be able to run at 4K 60 FPS on the PS5. Instead, expect AAA titles on the PS5 Pro to have extra graphical features like ray tracing or marginal frame rate increases.

Stay tuned for the official announcement of the PS5 Pro, which will likely happen in the Summer. We also expect to see a full performance breakdown of the console before it hits store shelves too!

Senior Staff Writer
Django grew up with a PlayStation controller in his hands and loves all kinds of games, from Football Manager to Yakuza.