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PS4 Pro specs boosted with more RAM

Speaking during an interview with IGN, PlayStation 4 architect Mark Cerny has revealed that the PS4 Pro specs have been boosted an extra 1GB of RAM.

Cerny explained that as the new system is still part of the current generation of consoles, Sony took a “different direction” in upgrading the hardware. Typically, a console would receive a significant upgrade in RAM when shifting to a new generation of hardware. 

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"We felt games needed a little more memory, about 10 percent more, so we added about 1GB of slow, conventional DRAM to the console,” he said.

Talking about the PS4 Pro specs, he went on to explain that "games have just a little more memory, 512MB to be exact, and most of that is used for the various buffers needed when rendering high-resolution or higher-quality graphics, and the game assets… stay the same, they just look a heck of a lot better on the new console."

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PS4 Pro release date confirmed for November

Sony unveiled the PS4 Pro during its PlayStation Meeting back in September, where the format holder confirmed a November 10, 2016 release date for the upgraded hardware. The PS4 Pro will retail for $399/£349, and allows players to experience games in 4K resolution with an increased frame rate. 

PS4 Pro will be compatible with a number of upcoming titles, including Final Fantasy 15, Resident Evil 7: biohazard, and Horizon: Zero Dawn. In addition, Sony has released a free update so that previous titles, such as The Last of Us Remastered and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, will be able to take advantage of HDR capabilities.