Has the PlayStation 5 Slim been revealed? Plus new (expensive) Nvidia graphics cards, new Cyberpunk updates for them, and another Marvel game announcement. All on today’s GameSpot news.
A new version of the PlayStation 5 will launch in 2023 with a removable hard drive, according to a new report from Insider-Gaming’s Tom Henderson. Sources told the site that this new PS5 model has been in production since the PS5 launched in November 2020.
The new remodel will have a removable hard drive and will connect to the PS5 via a USB-C port on the back of the console. The site went on to claim that the PS5 will be sold on its own or in a bundle with the removable hard drive, while these hard drives will be available for sale separately.
The new PS5 model is said to be “thinner and lighter” than the current system. The report contained no mention of prices.
If that wasn’t enough hardware for you, Nvidia has finally unveiled its 4000 series cards and… well, they’re not cheap.
The RTX 4090 is Nvidia’s new flagship GPU, which comes with 24GB of GDDR6X memory. Nvidia claims it will be able to deliver frame rates in excess of 100fps when gaming at 4K, all while consuming the same amount of power as the RTX 3090 Ti.
Using DLSS 3, the latest version of Nvidia’s AI-based up-resing technology, Nvidia says the RTX 4090 sees four times the performance of the RTX 3090 Ti using DLSS 2. The RTX 4090 starts at $1,599 and launches on October 12.
The RTX 4080 launches in two different configurations; a 12GB and a 16GB configuration. Nvidia claims that even the 12GB card can outperform the 3090 Ti when using DLSS 3. The RTX 4080 16GB starts at $1199, while the 12GB version starts at $899. Both will be released sometime in November.
To highlight Nvidia’s new high-end cards and DLSS technology, a new version of Portal is released called Portal RTX. It will be a free update for owners of the game on Steam in November and will work on any RTX card, despite DLSS 3 being exclusive to 4000 series GPUs.
Nvidia will also release what it calls RTX Remix, which allows modders to easily bring RTX enhancements such as increased textures and ray-tracing to older titles, Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind used as an example in the reveal presentation.
If you want to check out these new cards with a more recent release, Cyberpunk is getting a 4000 series makeover. DLSS 3 will allow for a new Overdrive raytracing mode that will make the regular, boring raytracing mode on GPU- make your current stupid RTX look like you’re playing the game in 1977, not 2077.