Sony Quietly Revs the PlayStation 4 Pro

Joanna Estrada
November 8, 2018

Saddle up for Red Dead Redemption 2 with one of Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro console bundles and you're in for a surprise treat - you'll also be picking up an all-new revision of the PS4 Pro hardware.

Digital Foundry notes that, aside from the volume dip and a new figure-eight power supply, little else has changed with the new PS4 Pro console. That makes for a six-to-seven-decibel noise reduction from the launch model.

Since then, Sony has quietly revved the PS4 Pro twice, but none of these releases have improved the performance or put the console on better footing against the Xbox One X.

Testing showed that the CUH-7200's noise levels dropped by 6-7 decibels compared to a release version of the PlayStation 4 Pro.

Consumers can identify the new version by looking at the front of the packaging for the CUH-7200 model number before buying. Arguably, the existence of the Pro has spurred on the adoption and continued development of reconstruction and temporal-based rendering techniques that have allowed relatively modest hardware to punch above its weight in addressing the next generation of display technology - technologies that will surely persist into development for the next wave of consoles. In the United Kingdom, at least, Digital Foundry believes CUH-7200s are only being distributed as part of the Red Dead Redemption 2 bundle pack for the time being, but a full rollout is nearly certain to follow soon.

This new PS4 Pro, in an analysis by Digital Foundry, is far quieter than the CUH-7000 and CUH-7100 models.

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