Sony is all set to finally unveil the two PS5 variants, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition on November 12, 2020. Ahead of the launch, only major question lingering over every gamer’s mind is “whether to buy the PS5 or PS4/PS4Pro”.

In the battle of the two PlayStation consoles, PS5 vs PS4; the younger sibling is a clear winner if you compare the specs. However, if you are looking for a cheaper console you may want to go ahead with PS4 instead as it still offers a fairly decent gaming experience. But, nonetheless you should wait for the launch as PS4 may witness a consequent price cut.

Here’s an objective look at all the major specifications of PS5 and PS4 –

PS5 vs PS4 Specification differences

PlayStation5 is a huge improvement from its predecessor console, the PlayStation 4. With faster processors, graphic cards and improved storage disks, PS5 is simply a different league altogether to say the least.

While the PS4 and PS4 Pro provided 8GB of DDR5 RAM, PS5 comes with 16GB of enhanced GDDR6 memory. Additionally, PS5 also replaces the 1TB HDD in the previous gen with more efficient 825GB of SSD storage.

In terms of basic processing units, PS4 featured 8 Jaguar Core, 2.1GHz CPU and a GPU specification that offered 18 CUs at 800MHz and 1.84 TFLOPS8. On the other hand, upcoming PS5 will offer users an octa core, 16-thread CPU with3.5 Ghzvariable frequency and a GPU with 36 CUs at 911Mhz and 4.2 TFLOPS.

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All the above specifications allow the PS5 to load games much faster and offer comparatively better resolution. PS4 and PS4 Pro usually maxes at 1080p and 4K respectively and are most comfortable at lower 30fps. On the other end, PS5 will be capable of delivering full 4K resolution experience atup to 60fps. Additionally, it will also come equipped with ray tracing technology enabling it to offer more accurate lighting effects.

PS5 and PS4 Game Titles and Exclusives

PS4 offers its own fair share of exclusive titles and also the older version if you are willing to attempt a PS4 jailbreak. But, this comparison is a clear winner for the PS5 console. We are all looking forward to the exciting list of PS5 game titles.

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While it would require you to chip in extra cash for the new console, the list of PS5 titles seem to be worth it. Moreover, Sony is also bringing in backward compatibility to its upcoming gaming console. Thereby, you can also access all the PS4 games on PS5. 

PS5 VS PS4 Price and Size Comparison

Its comparatively smaller size remains one of the only major advantages with the PlayStation 4 series. Unsurprisingly, packing advanced hardware for better performance and bigger batteries has led to a larger size of PS5.

Talking of the price tags, upcoming PlayStation 5 console will cost buyers $499.99 while the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition is priced at $399.99. On the other hand, PS4 versions are currently available at $340-$399.

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