PlayStation Neo Reveal Rumored to Be on September 7 [Update]

PlayStation Neo Reveal Rumored to Be on September 7 [Update]

Rumors point to Sony's console update being shown off next month.

Update: Sony has confirmed that there will be a PlayStation Meeting event on September 7. The event will take place at 3pm ET on that day and cover the PlayStation 4. The company has confirmed to Polygon that the event will be livestreamed.

Earlier today, French site GameBlog reported on a rumor that Sony is going to show off the updated PlayStation 4 at an event in New York on September 7. That rumor was followed up by a report from Vice Gaming, which confirmed that it has heard the same details from various sources. Vice Gaming is headed up by Patrick Klepek and Austin Walker, both of whom have previously reported PlayStation Neo information.

Klepek reported on the existence of the PlayStation 4 Neo back in March while he was at Kotaku, noting that the system was an existing PlayStation 4 with more graphical power under the hood. At the time, all that was known was the new system would have an upgraded GPU for 4K resolution support with additional enhancements for PlayStation 4 games.

Walker followed up that report a month later while he was at Giant Bomb. He broke the story about the system's Neo code-name and additional specifications about the hardware. The system is intended for enthusiast gamers; all games will still run on the classic PlayStation 4, but will include Neo modes for higher framerates or other graphical bells and whistles. Here's the rumored NEO specifications in comparison to the original PlayStation 4:

PlayStation 4 NEO
CPU 8 Jaguar Cores at 1.6 GHz 8 Jaguar Cores at 2.1 GHz
GPU AMD GCN, 18 CUs at 800 MHz Improved AMD GCN, 36 CUs at 911 MHz
Memory 8 GB GDDR5, 176 GB/s 8 GB GDDR5, 218 GB/s

Sony confirmed that the Neo was real two months later, but declined to talk about the system at E3. Previous reports put the first Neo-enabled games coming in October, so a September reveal would make sense.

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