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PlayStation 5 Pro PSSR Will Reportedly Upscale 1080p Games to 4K

According to a developer documentation as seen by Digital Foundry, which also cites its own sources, the PlayStation 5 Pro PlayStation Spectral Resolution (PSSR) tech is capable of upscaling 1080p visuals to 4K. This technology will also reportedly be backwards compatible with existing PlayStation 5 games. According to Digital Foundry editor Richard Leadbetter, the tech can be used for older games to improve their image quality. “It looks like all games can benefit from PSSR if the developer goes back to them, even if they’re on older SDKs,” he said. “It looks like developers can go back to those games and patch in support for PSSR, without having to update to the SDK.”

According to a new report from Insider Gaming, the technology will reportedly aim for 4K 120 FPS and 8K 60FPS. However, the technology will also be reportedly limited on the PlayStation 5 Pro which currently supports 3840×2160 but is aiming for 4K 60 FPS and 8K 30FPS. However, it is unclear if the console will be released with these settings. It’s worth noting none of these details have been confirmed by Sony.

recent report from Insider Gaming states that the console will render 45 percent faster than the base PS5, will have 2-3x Ray-tracing (x4 in some cases), 33.5 Teraflops, PSSR (PlayStation Spectral Super Resolution Upscaling) upscaling/antialiasing solution, Custom machine learning architecture, AI Accelerator, support of 300 TOPS of 8 bit computation / 67 TFLOPS of 16-bit floating point, and that support for resolutions up to 8K is planned for future SDK version. The report also confirms that “devkits have been available to first-party studios since September 2023”. Lastly, it also states that while the PlayStation 5 Pro is aiming for a holiday 2024 release window, that could change “due to the lack of first-party games released on the PlayStation 5 this year.”  It’s worth noting none of these claims have been confirmed by Sony.

Earlier in July 2023, legal documents from the Microsoft FTC court case revealed that Sony will release a PlayStation 5 Slim and a PlayStation 5 Pro console “in the near future.” The PlayStation 5 Slim console was released in 2023.

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