Monday, April 15, 2024

Sony Patents a Possible PS5 Pro with Two GPUs

A recently discovered Sony patent reveals that, similar to gaming PCs with Nvidia’s SLI and AMD’s CrossFire support, the company could be working on a console with two GPUs. Rumor has it that the PlayStation 5 Pro may be this.

The two GPUs in the unnamed console will, according to the patent, work together to simultaneously make a single frame or break the frame into two and feed it separately to the GPUs. The HDMI output would be managed by only one of the GPUs, which would enable it to read the frames from the other.

To prevent memory overload, such GPUs will also have their own memory controllers.

A high-end console with bigger and faster storage as well as two GPUs is also listed in the patent, while the other version has only one. With the exception of dual GPUs this time around this setup could be identical to the PS4 and PS4 Pro. This could mean that Sony is working with two GPUs on a PS5 Pro, which would allow gaming with 4K 120 FPS and a better VR experience.

In addition, the patent also speaks of a cloud gaming service that would need an external sensor system such as NFC, GPS, IR blaster, biosensors, weather sensors, etc. This appliance will connect to the console and enable both cloud storage and cloud gaming. Though what all the sensors are for is unclear.

As this is just a patent, however, we suggest that this knowledge be taken with a grain of salt.

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