We have already posted about the rumours of an updated PS4 that will be designed to cope with VR and native 4k
Now, documents leaked to gaming site Bomb have put more meat on the bones of what is claimed to be known internally at Sony as Project Neo.
The AMD accelerated processing unit (APU) at the heart of the PlayStation 4 will be replaced in the PlayStation 4.5: its 8 Jaguar-based CPU cores will be boosted from 1.6GHz to 2.1GHz, while the GPU hardware will be doubled from 18 CUs running at 800MHz to 36 CUs.
The new model is also claimed to boost the bandwidth of its 8GB of GDDR5 memory to 218GB/s from 176GB/s, while developers will also be allowed to access an additional 512MB of memory previously reserved for system use.
People that don’t want to or can’t afford an upgrade won’t be left behind though, developers will be expected to make games which can be played on the PS4 and then build upwards to the PS4.5 – adding features such as higher resolution textures, 4K upscaling, or higher framerates for those on the Project Neo hardware.