PlayStation 4 Pro Review: The First 4K Games Console?

Best watched at 1080p in full-screen mode. Rich and the team put the Pro’s 4K credentials to the test. Can it handle ultra HD, or is it really more of a 1440p machine? We’ll have more detailed hardware analysis soon, but you can get a preview by reading our web review: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-playstation-4-pro-review

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  1. Hello Richard, i have a 4k hdr tv (samsung ju7500) and just got the ps4 pro, picture looks amazing with automatic setting on both resolution and HDR. But my question is, does these settings affects in any way gaming input lag? I find some difference in multiplayer gaming or is it just me getting use to the new resolution?

  2. So I bought a 4K tv the beginning of this year than I heard about this and figured I would pick it up. After selling my old PS4 I ended up spending 250$ on the pro which isn't bad at all. From what I've experienced so far with the upscaling and HDR 10 active I can see a noticeable difference in the picture quality. The games I've played so far seem to run much smoother as well. Excited to get my hands on tomb raider I haven't played that one yet. So if you can sell your old PS4 and get away with spending only 200-250 on this console I'd say go for it absolutely if you have a 4K tv with HDR 10 equipped with it

  3. Bloodborne seemed to play even worse on my pro =/ could you do a comparison on frame dips for non patched games? I think Sony's idea of just turning off half the GPU to emulate a normal ps4 may not work quite the way they hoped.

  4. I don't see any differences at all. The game looks exactly the same, maybe more shadow details in game, more resolution, but I don't see better resolution as 1080p already removed jaggies in games so any more than that is like I see no difference. The GPU is twice as fast, the CPU is twice as fast, they've added 1GB EDRAM for faster menu bring up during games and just to use the menu a bit faster. But really I see no difference in games at all. I'll buy the PS4 Pro next year after more games are created for PS4 Pro use and see if it gets any better.

  5. Any doubters of the Pro should just play Ratchet and Clank it looks and plays sublime it is totally stunning on my Js9000. I cant wait to see what comes out for the Pro moving forward as i'm sure developers will get more to grips with it.

  6. Any idea why my screen and sound starts flickering when i switch my PS4 PRO to RGB 2160p settings? Could the default HDMI cable be faulty? Im playing on Samsung KS9000 65 inch TV. YUV420 works great tough.

  7. JUST GOT THIS WITHOUT A 4K AN USING OLD HD TV AND IT LOOKS ALOT BETTER THAN THE PS4 , I TRANSFERED ALL DATA IN 1 HOUR 30 MINS 300GB OF DATA , ITS WAS A SMOOTH CHANGE OVER , I PAID £350 FOR IT AND IAM GONNA SELL MY OLD PS4 FOR £200 AN EXTRA £150 AND THE PRO WAS MINE , WELL WORTH IT , ALL GAMES LOOK BETTER EVEN THE ONES THAT HAVNT BEEN UPSCALED FOR PS4 PRO , IAM THAT INPRESSED IAM GONNA BUY A 4K TV FOR £550 49INCH PANASONIC , AND SELL MY OLD TV FOR £180 , A COMPLETE UPGRADE FOR NOT AS MUCH AS I THOUGHT BEFORE PURCHUSE , YOU ACT NOW YOU CAN STILL SELL YOUR OLD PS4 FOR DECENT MARK UP AFTER CHRISTMAS YOU WILL LOSE MONEY , DIDNT EXPECT IT TO BE THIS GOOD BUT MORE THAN HAPPY!!!

  8. Yup, I've even noticed the downscale super sampling on the Xbox One S on a regular 1080p screen. Cleans things up very nicely, just as this does. Also with just a regular Xbox 1/PS4, if you have the right TV. The TV itself will do upscaling that looks in many cases, better. The only thing I like about the Ps4 Pro is that you can choose (on some games), between 30fps locked, or just unlocked. Which is great. And pretty much one of the only reasons for the beefier GPU, as he says. But then again, a lot of people have had issues with the Pro NOT working on certain Vizio/Lg 4K TV's, at all. And even some cheaper Sanyo and RCA sets have had issues. So they still need to work out the bugs. But I think both companies have made good attempts here.

  9. I've been trying to figure out an issue with the Pro. I turned it on and had no picture, but could hear menu music. I have an LG B6 OLED. Then I had to do a safe start to get it to show anything, then put it on 1080p, which let me run it as normal. Then I had to turn off HDCP to get it to display 2160p. But it only lets me use 2160p 420, not 2160p RGB. It's also saying my set doesn't support HDR, when actually it supports both HDR10 and Dolby Vision. It's pretty damn irritating, if I'm honest. Any ideas?

  10. Dear DF,
    I have a samsung 4k display model un40ju6500f which I purchased about 6 months ago. I picked up the pro today and as I was setting everything up I was a bit surprised to discover the 2160p rgb option listed as unsupported by my set. My set is hdmi 2.0 compatible, with the latest software version installed and I am using the hdmi cable provided by Sony which is supposed to be good enough. Am I missing something? Does my set not support rgb because of the lack of hdr support? Is it simply because it was a less expensive display?

  11. why would they change the interface? what's the point? the only thing that would be welcomed is having a logo next to games that support 4k and/or HDR… And the checkerboard technique they are using is hugely impressive. I'm not sure why people are so dismissive of this.

  12. These comments are killing me…..The PS4 Pro is a half-assed upgrade? Is that what people are calling this? You peasants need STFU.

    All of you all are talking about 4k as if it will be handed to you for cheap. Then when you finally get the price then you want to cry?

    Then it's these this is what the PS4 should have been? You assholes are lucky you got a PS4/X1 you ungrateful bastards! You all burned the console market so bad they said fuck taking big chances like that again.  It's ok though… cause when both consoles are making 4k content on the regular they'll charge you $80 and you'll bitch about that too….

    Console gamers- The cheap gamer who wants it all and cries when he doesn't get it for the price he can afford. Fucking hell.

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