PlayStation 4 Pro review: Serious technophilia
A new console for those that want to sit on the top of the tech heap, no matter what the cost.
We’re committed to our readers and editorial independence. We don’t compare all products in the market and may receive compensation when we refer you to our partners, but this does not influence our opinions or reviews. Learn more about Finder.
Sony was quite clear during its media presentation of the PlayStation 4 Pro – the current PS4 is powerful enough. It's powerful enough to run all the current and upcoming games. It's powerful enough to run virtual reality just fine. It's powerful enough to even show off the fancy visual HDR trickery Sony has just patched into the existing firmware. And it will be powerful enough right up until the release of the PlayStation 5.
So why would you want a Pro? Because it looks better. It runs faster. And, if you have an existing 4K television or monitor, it also maximises that investment when little else out there does. You certainly don't need it; you just may well want it.
- Similar size to original PS4, but extra grill looks harsh
- Really needed extra USB ports
- Best for owners of 4K TVs
- Will make your games look better
- PSVR doesn't see as big of an impact to performance
- Game sharing in 1080p now
- The best option for new PS4 owners
- Limited reason to upgrade from existing PS4
- No real advantage for PSVR fans
- Product name
- PlayStation®4 Pro
- Product code
- CUH-7000 Series
- Single-chip custom processor
- Main processor
- CPU: x86-64 AMD "Jaguar", 8 cores
- GPU: 4.20 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ based graphics engine
- GDDR5 8GB
- Storage size
- External dimensions
- Approx. 295x55x327mm (width x height x length)
- (excludes largest projection)
- Approx. 3.3kg
- BD/ DVD drive
- BD X 6 CAV
- (read only)
- DVD X 8 CAV
- Input / output
- Super-Speed USB (USB 3.1 Gen. 1 ) port x 3
- Aux port x 1
- Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) x 1
- IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE)
- AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
- Power consumption
- Max. 310W
- AV output
- HDMI™ out port (supports 4K/HDR)
- DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) port
More guides on Finder
PlayStation 4 Slim: Australian price, release date and specs
The upcoming Sony console known as the PlayStation 4 Slim has been officially announced and is ready to ship.
Everything from the PlayStation Meeting: PS4 Pro, PS4 Slim and Mass Effect Andromeda
Sony is addressing the PS4's future at the PlayStation Theatre this September. Here's what you can expect from the good people at Sony.
Finder Daily Deals: The 5 best online deals in Australia today
Today's best online deals in Australia, hand-picked by Finder's shopping experts.
Report: PS5 more in-demand than Xbox Series X in 84% of countries
New research suggests PlayStation is more in-demand than Xbox.
List of PlayStation 5 game install sizes
Find out the game install sizes for PlayStation 5 titles.
DualSense hands-on review: Game changer, gimmick or both?
Is the DualSense PS5 controller any good? Read our review.
PlayStation 5 hands-on impressions
Finder reveals its PlayStation 5 hands-on impressions.
Huawei P40 Pro+ review
The lack of Google support and some highly dodgy alternative app suggestions make Huawei's premium P40 Pro+ phone a device we just can't recommend.
Where to buy discounted PlayStation 5 games online
Save up to 35% off PlayStation 5 games in the lead up to the console's launch.
Where to buy PlayStation 5 controllers and accessories online
Need some goodies for your new PlayStation 5 console? Here are the best places to buy PS5 controllers, peripherals and accessories online.
Ask an Expert