PlayStation 4 Pro: Firmware Update Features Boost Mode

PlayStation 4 Pro: Firmware Update Features Boost Mode

Sony has released its latest firmware update for PlayStation 4 consoles, which features a range of PlayStation VR optimizations and a new “Boost Mode” for PlayStation 4 Pro units that enables faster performance in games with variable framerates.


 “The platform’s virtual reality interface has been upgraded with improved 2D rendering, allowing for higher resolutions when players view on-screen content outside of VR mode. PSVR users will also see improved performance and framerates in Cinematic Mode after installing the firmware update.

 PlayStation 4 Pro owners will get an optional Boost Mode that can upgrade older PS4 titles with faster framerates, though Sony notes that not all games will see noticeable performance boosts.

“PS4 Pro gets a new feature in this update called Boost Mode,” Sony explains. “This feature has been designed to provide better performance for select legacy titles that have not been patched to take advantage of the PS4 Pro’s faster CPU and its faster and double-sized GPU.”

Sony continues: “This can provide a noticeable frame rate boost to some games with variable frame rates, and can provide frame rate stability for games that are programmed to run at 30 Hz or 60 Hz. Depending on the game, the increased CPU speed may also result in shorter load times. You can turn on Boost Mode by going to Settings > System.”

 For more information, visit the source at Yahoo.

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