PlayStation 4 Pro vs GTX 1060 gaming PC

Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro boasts impressive performance for its price, packing support for upscaled 4K gaming and native 4K video streaming.

While games and multiplayer services are cheaper on PC, the PlayStation 4 Pro’s price makes it an attractive buy for local gamers.

To see what you get for your money, we compared the specifications and pricing of the PlayStation 4 Pro with an equally-powerful gaming PC.

PS4 Pro

The most important component involved in this comparison is the graphics processor.

The PlayStation 4 Pro shares 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM across its CPU and GPU, and boasts 4.2TFLOPS of processing power.

The specifications of the PlayStation 4 Pro are below.

PlayStation 4 Pro
Processor 8-core AMD Jaguar CPU @ 2.13GHz
Graphics 4.2TFLOPS AMD Polaris GPU
VRAM 8GB GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth 217GB/s
Storage 1TB HDD
I/O 1x HDMI, 3x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1x S/PDIF, 1x Ethernet
Connectivity Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Price R6,999 (Dec Special – R5,999)

PC build

For the comparative PC build, we used Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1060 3GB as the GPU to take on the PlayStation 4 Pro’s chip.

It is nearest to the PS4 Pro’s peak performance range, and is much cheaper than similar AMD Polaris graphics cards – which are popular among crypto miners.

Other components included an array of budget parts and an Intel 7th-gen CPU.

The PlayStation-equivalent PC, along with its South African pricing, is detailed below.

Component Price
Intel Pentium G4560 R982
ASUS H110M-K Motherboard R991
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR4 R1,688
Palit GeForce GTX 1060 3GB StormX R3,399
Seagate BarraCuda 1TB Hard Drive R795
Raidmax 500W PSU R471
Raidmax Vortex V4 Chassis R501
Price R8,827

The cheapest PlayStation 4 Pro-equivalent gaming PC remains more expensive than the console, but not by a substantial margin.

It must be noted that gaming PCs do not require a monthly subscription for online gaming and usually feature cheaper games.

The PlayStation 4, however, offers a more “lounge-friendly” gaming and media solution, thanks to its sleek design and 4K HDR capabilities.

Now read: Massive PlayStation 4 specials in South Africa

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