4K Console Experience; ROTTR PS4 Pro vs PC Graphical Comparison
The PlayStation 4 Pro is coming out soon with some big improvements, such as HDR and higher fidelity graphics. According to president and global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Andrew House, the new version of the PS4 is meant to compete with PC, not Xbox. He said Pro is designed to deliver the very best graphical experience that users would expect from a PC.
Despite these claims, there is no denying that a high-end PC always outshines the new range of consoles when it comes to high-quality textures and more advanced graphical features. For a good while now, these machines have been able to output ultra high definition graphics that consoles can’t even touch, so it’s critical to find out how the this next-gen PS4 Pro stacks up against PC.
To see how they match up, Digital Foundry ran Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC’s very high preset and the PS4 Pro.
As you would expect, the PC outputs sharper graphics and manages to reach high frames per second. Whereas, 60fps is of course off the table on PS4 Pro for a high-end title like Tomb Raider. In addition to this, we can’t ignore key limitations found in the Pro hardware, including the fact its GPU isn’t capable of handling native 4K resolution.
On the flip side of things, building a PC that could play this game at that level is going to cost a lot, somewhere around $2000. Considering the PS4 Pro costs just $399, the results are no less than impressive.
But before you decide to upgrade to this new console, we’d advise you to weigh your options carefully. Obviously, PS4 Pro and even Xbox One S provide no benefit if don’t own an HDR 4K TV set.
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