UPDATE: VICE Gaming has supported the rumour, saying that they’ve heard the same information from multiple sources
Sony has officially acknowledged the existence of their PS4 upgrade but have yet to formally announce it, despite it being rumoured to be released this year. Leaks have been of the highest magnitude for Sony’s planned upgrade since a 40+ page document leaked detailing very specific points of the Neo.
Thanks to EuroGamer, we have a pretty good idea of what the specs will look like and will probably pack around 4 tflops of power. The report says the PS4.5 will use the same CPU as the PS4, but each of its eight Jaguar cores will be clocked at 2.1GHz instead of 1.6GHz – a boost of 1.3. At the same time, the memory will go up from 8GB GDDR5 at 176GB/sec to the same amount of memory at a faster 218GB/sec – enough for a 24% increase in bandwidth.
Although rumours have previously suggested that Sony would choose TGS to reveal the Neo, new reports suggest a September 7 reveal. The French website Game Blog writes that the announcement will take place Wednesday, September 7 in New York! It’s worth noting that the PS4 was originally unveiled in New York February 20, 2013 so this rumour could hold weight.
Regardless, it seems the wait is almost over to see what the NEO finally looks like. What are you hoping to see? Let us know by leaving a comment below.