Has the PlayStation 5 Slim been revealed? Plus, Nvidia’s new (expensive) 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 be released in 2023 with a removable disc drive, according to a new report from Tom Henderson at Insider-Gaming. Sources told the website that this new model of the PS5 has been in production since the PS5 was launched in November 2020.
The new remake will reportedly have a removable disc 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 disk drive, while these rumored disk drives will be made available for purchase separately.
The new PS5 model is said to be “slimmer and lighter” than the current system. The report had no mention of prices.
If that wasn’t enough hardware for you, Nvidia has finally unveiled their 4000 series cards, and… well, they’re not cheap.
The RTX 4090 is Nvidia’s new flagship GPU, shipping with 24GB of GDDR6X memory. Nvidia claims that it will be able to deliver frame rates higher than 100 fps 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 op-racing technology, Nvidia says the RTX 4090 sees four times more performance than the RTX 3090 Ti using DLSS 2. The RTX 4090 starts at $1599 and launches on October 12th.
The RTX 4080 is launched in two different configurations; A 12GB configuration and a 16GB one. Nvidia claims even the bottom 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 launch sometime in November.
To show off Nvidia’s fancy new cards and DLSS technology, a new version of Portal is coming out 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, though DLSS 3 is exclusive to the 4000 series GPUs.
Nvidia will also release the so-called RTX Remix, which will allow modders to easily bring RTX enhancements such as improved textures and ray tracing to older titles, Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind being used as an example in the reveal window.
If you want to check out these new maps with a more recent release, Cyberpunk is getting a 4000 series overhaul. DLSS 3 will allow for a new Overdrive ray tracing mode, which will make the plain old boring ray tracing mode on your stupid crazy current RTX GPU look like you’re playing the game in 1977, not 2077.