The PlayStation Pro Is Getting a Little More RAM

by Robert Workman

(Photo: SCEA)

The PlayStation Pro looks like it'll be quite the powerhouse when it releases on the market next month – but Sony couldn't help but add a little more power under the hood.

Speaking with IGN, lead architect Mark Cerny talked more about the technical specs behind the forthcoming 4K-supported system, and explained how adding an extra GB of RAM memory would provide a little more breathing room with the system's processing power.

"We felt games needed a little more memory, about ten percent more, so we added about 1GB of slow, conventional DRAM to the console," he said.

With that, the system will now have an additional 512 MB of power to work with, totaling 5.5 GB that ties in with the console interface. This will let it be "used for the various buffers needed when rendering high-resolution or higher-quality graphics."

You'll be able to see this processing power for yourself when the PS Pro drops on November 10th.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.