PS5 Pro AI upscaling will crush AMD’s FSR tech

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New leaks have shown that the much anticipated PlayStation 5 Pro is set to come with a new AI upscaler called PSSR (PlayStation Spectral Super Resolution), and it’s set to beat the performance of AMD’s FSR 2 tech.

The PS5 Pro - code named: Trinity - is one of the most anticipated consoles and tech devices in general in the last couple of years. Reports suggest that Sony is planning a release for the 2024 holiday season.

The leaks come from Youtuber Moore’s Law is Dead who showed he had gotten access to technical documentation for the upcoming console and his claims have been backed by Tom Henderson at Insider Gaming.

The documents show that rendering is set to be 45% faster than the present standard PlayStation 5, with Ray-Tracing at least 2 to 3 times faster - rising to 4x faster in some scenarios. The files also show the presence of a custom machine learning architecture and an AI Accelerator capable of supporting 300 TOPS of 8-bit computation. The PS5 Pro will be 33.5 Teraflops with 8k resolution support coming for future SDK versions.

The PSSR is also expected to take just 2ms of PS5 Pro GPU time to upscale from 1080p to 4K, only requiring 250MB of memory. With the AI hardware in AMD’s latest RDNA 3 GPUs only available for PC games, the PlayStation’s technology would be a breath of fresh air for all console fans. However, at this moment it is unclear how it will match against Nvidia’s DLSS or Intel’s XeSS AI upscaler.

Henderson also suggests that first-party studios have had access to Devkits since September 2023, with Testkits becoming available in Spring this year. Barring any setbacks the console should hit stores by the end of this year.

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