I think this question will be asked a lot by many gamers. This is the result so far:
PS5 >>> PS4 Pro ~ ROG Ally > PS4
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ROG Ally vs PS4 and PS4 Pro
When it comes to processing power, ROG Ally is a clear-cut victor. The CPU of the Ally makes the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro look like they’re standing still. With significantly superior processing capability, the Ally can handle more complex tasks, deliver faster response times, and offers an all-around smoother gaming experience. It’s akin to a high-performance sports car whizzing past a standard sedan on the freeway.
While the PS4 and PS4 Pro are no slouches, especially considering their lineage and the impressive array of games they’ve powered through their lifetimes, they just can’t stand up to the raw horsepower that Ally’s CPU brings to the table. And this difference in power is evident in the performance you get when playing games on these systems.
While Ally’s CPU is clearly superior, the GPU is a slightly different story. The ROG Ally and base PS4 share a fairly similar GPU power level.
Yet, there’s a major ace up Ally’s sleeve – it brings with it the power of ray tracing, a feature not present in the PS4. This cutting-edge graphics rendering technique provides a higher level of realism and detail, making your gaming experiences more immersive and visually stunning.
That said, the PS4 Pro has a bit of an edge on the GPU front. It’s roughly equivalent to an RX 570 graphics card, outpacing the GTX 1650-like power that the Ally possesses. But it’s not all about raw power.
Features like ray tracing and other rendering techniques can make a significant difference in the visual quality of games, potentially tipping the scales back in Ally’s favor.
FPS and Resolutions
The Ally outperforms both the PS4 and PS4 Pro in terms of frame rate and resolution for many games. Games that chug along at 30 FPS on the PlayStation systems will smoothly glide at 60 FPS on the Ally, often at the same resolutions. This means smoother gameplay and sharper visuals, enhancing your gaming experience immensely.
It’s not an uncommon sight to see games running at 720p to 1080p on PlayStation systems. On the Ally, you can expect similar, if not better, resolutions while also enjoying the benefits of a higher frame rate. That’s a win-win in our book!
Checkerboard Upscaling and the PS4 Pro
A point of contention is the PS4 Pro’s checkerboard upscaling technique. This clever method enhances resolution, making games look better without needing a massive increase in raw power. Comparatively, it’s hard to know where the Ally stands due to the absence of a similar feature.
Nevertheless, even with checkerboard upscaling, the performance level of the ROG Ally remains highly competitive. It manages to deliver a gaming experience that is on par, if not superior, to that of the PS4 Pro, a testament to its strong hardware and superior processing power.
ROG Ally vs PS5
Let’s now take the ROG Ally and pit it against the mighty PS5. The PS5 is a powerhouse with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 being its closest GPU counterpart performance-wise.
The NVIDIA GTX 1650 is a mid-range graphics card that offers a decent gaming performance for its price point. With a base clock of 1485 MHz and a boost clock of up to 1665 MHz, it’s quite a reliable performer. It features 4GB of GDDR5 memory, 896 CUDA cores, and a memory speed of 8 Gbps.
On the other hand, the NVIDIA RTX 2070 is a high-end graphics card that is designed to offer top-notch performance for demanding games and applications. This beast boasts a base clock of 1410 MHz and a boost clock of up to 1620 MHz. The RTX 2070 comes with a whopping 8GB of GDDR6 memory, 2304 CUDA cores, and a memory speed of 14 Gbps.
Sadly for the ROG Ally, in this head-to-head matchup, it comes out as the David to the PS5’s Goliath.