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There has been much talk recently concerning mid-generation upgrade for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Nothing has been officially confirmed by the companies behind these consoles yet. A few days ago it was rumored that Sony has plans to develop a “PlayStation 4.5” which will feature upgraded internals that would make it capable of handling 4K gaming. A new rumor suggests that Sony’s research and development labs are now playing with actual PlayStation 4K prototypes.

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Aside from claiming that the upgraded PlayStation 4’s existence has been “independently established,” it’s also said that prototype devices have landed at Sony’s R&D labs.

According to “more than one source,” the console is referred to as PlayStation 4K, which makes sense, since the reason for this mid-season upgrade is to enable the console to play 4K games.

It’s said that the PlayStation 4K will have a more power graphics processor on an upgraded version of AMD’s APU technology that’s also used in the existing model. The APU in PlayStation 4K might move from 28nm to a 14nm or 16nm chip but that’s just speculation right now.

Sony itself has said nothing about a mid-generation upgrade for the PlayStation 4 so take all of this with a grain of salt for now until we have more evidence to be absolutely sure that this is happening, that Sony is going to come out with a PlayStation 4K.

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