PS4 Pro Is Getting A ‘Boost Mode’ But Don’t Expect Frame Rates To Double Magically

It’s not what it sounds like.

Posted By | On 03rd, Feb. 2017 Under Article, Graphics Analysis | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


Update: A Youtube user has uploaded a video showcasing the differences between The Evil Within running with boost mode on PS4 Pro and the base PS4. The opening scene clearly shows improvements in performance. You can check out this video here.

Original Story:

As of right now, the PS4 Pro’s extra power is reserved for those games that specifically have PS4 Pro enhancements built right into them. Of course, a lot of developers of existing games have gone back and patched some PS4 Pro compatibility into their older titles, but some of the best, most popular PS4 games, including From Software’s Bloodborne, do not get any enhancements from running on a PS4 Pro system.

This is because, unless a game has specifically received PS4 Pro specific compatibility, PS4 Pro systems just run them like the usual PS4. For many, who have, say, wanted to play Bloodborne at 60fps, this rankles, especially since From Software won’t go back to patch in a 60fps mode into the game for Pro.

According to a post made on NeoGAF, it appears as though the PS4 Pro will be getting a Boost Mode soon. The translation provided by a Twitter user  states that some games may benefit from higher frame rates while playing un-patched PS4 games on the PS4 Pro.

"We can assume that games like Hitman which allow for higher and variable frame rates (greater than 30) can take advantage of this mode. Games like Nioh too can possibly take advantage of this since it has a variable fps mode. But the results, as Sony warns in the notes, could vary."

However there is more to this than meets the eye. Console games are usually developed within the boundaries of console limitations. Let us consider the case of Bloodborne a game that has a frame rate cap of 30 fps on the base PlayStation 4. Due to the way the game was programmed to target 30 fps on the base PS4, it won’t magically run at higher frame rates on the PS4 Pro in boost mode. 2014’s Assassin’s Creed Unity, yet another title that ran at 30 fps cap on the PS4 won’t be able to reach higher than 30 frame rates in this mode.

So what is this mode all about? Well, it seems that playing games in this mode will help them to reach their target frame rate in a consistent manner. So a game like Assassin’s Creed Unity which had several frame rate issues on the PS4 may be able to run at a more consistent frame rate in boost mode. But it won’t exceed the frame rate cap unless and until the engine is designed for variable frame rate support.

We can assume that games like Hitman which allow for higher and variable frame rates (greater than 30) can take advantage of this mode. Games like Nioh too can possibly take advantage of this since it has a variable fps mode. But the results, as Sony warns in the notes, could vary. So, yes, don’t expect all your games which have 30 fps cap to magically run at 60fps when boost mode is activated.

"Another area, where we think the boost mode could possibly help games is dynamic resolution. A lot of games including Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, DOOM, Titanfall 2 and others employ a dynamic buffer for resolution."

Another area, where we think the boost mode could possibly help games is dynamic resolution. A lot of games including Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, DOOM, Titanfall 2 and others employ a dynamic buffer for resolution. This helps games to focus on frame rate so the engine can hit the frame rate cap more frequently, but in this case image quality is compromised. The boost mode can help these PS4 games to achieve a more consistent resolution. But again, this will depend from game to game as there are lot of variables and differentiators in the way various game engines are coded.

Furthermore, the solution is a software based workaround, which may lead to unintended consequences in a lot of games- which is why there is that warning there. Plus, there are also multiplayer modes where developers can’t give advantages to PS4 Pro owners via higher frame rates. If PS4 Pro’s boost mode were to magically double the frame rate cap, it will be against the standards set by Sony for game developers developing on the Pro.

"Furthermore, the solution is a software based workaround, which may lead to unintended consequences in a lot of games- which is why there is that warning there."

All in all, this options sounds like it will benefit games that have had a hard time reaching 30 fps or 60 fps or a consistent resolution. Unfortunately, the dream of a 60 fps version of Bloodborne will still be a dream unless Sony and From Software release a patch that will make the engine scale accordingly on the PS4 Pro.

GamingBolt’s Bill Smith also contributed to this article.

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  • Russland Nachrichten

    And of course Gamingbolt has to downplay anything Sony related like Better Performance for every game for Free

    • Abdullah Alamoudi

      What? We’re supposed to pay for something so incremental?

    • Direct-XbotMK1 Elite

      The boost mode helps improve games that haven’t received Pro updates. Games that received Pro updates offer a bigger leap.

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      Open this ……………..http://www.fl-y.com/3mbf

    • quantum

      Can you please do everyone a favour and f@ck off? People are too busy arguing to click on your stupid scams.

    • Tomaterrrx

      Ignore them. They’re either bots or very bad trolls.

  • crazy_black_man-
    • Andy Maas

      Lame

    • crazy_black_man-

      Salty

    • Andy Maas

      No I’m not salty at all

      Sent from my iPad

    • Andy Maas

      The Scorpio is going to be 50% more powerful than the pro

    • Mr Plinkus

      No it’s not.

    • crazy_black_man-
    • Andy Maas

      Did I piss u off

      Sent from my iPad

    • DarthDiggler

      That saltiness makes it sound like the comment was sent from your maxipad. 🙂

    • Gamez Rule

      ☺☺☺

    • crazy_black_man-

      What? Did you piss ME off? LOL. What kind of reverse psychology are you attempting to use right now?

      Sent from your ainus.

    • Clint Hoffman

      It’s not out yet.
      If anything, you should be commenting on how much more powerful it is than the One/S.
      I can’t believe the amount of people that bought the One thinking it was a good system then spent all their time putting down Sony while they kept grasping at straws on performance increases for the One. Stories like:the new dashboard, DX12, the unlocked “extra core”. The stupidity is beyond belief!

    • Gamez Rule

      ☺☺☺

  • heavenshitman1

    This kinda shows the folly of a mid gen upgrade in hardware. Following the ‘PC’ methology is futile as we have PCs for ongoing upgraded systems. PS4pro and Scorpio games will be held back in design just to cater for the base systems. Both shoulda just stuck it out and built new consoles

    • Mr Plinkus

      Is your user name ‘heavens hitman’ or ‘heaven shitman’ ?

    • heavenshitman1

      Hitman, sorry lol.
      I’d noticed that after i made it

    • Sobekflakmonkey

      My PS4 was slowly breaking so I decided to trade it for a PS4 Pro, and I gotta say, it doesn’t really seem worth buying if you already own a PS4…it didn’t add any real benefit, it’s not like games look better or run better really. PC gaming is a lot different, I have two 970’s and I think they’re starting to go, also, not a lot of PC games support SLI, so I’ll probably upgrade to a single more powerful GPU, the positive here being, I get more FPS in EVERY SINGLE GAME no matter what, it doesn’t matter if it’s online or competitive or whatever, I get more frames because my hardware is better, that’s where Sony messed up…they released a more powerful version but nobody can actually really use it…

    • Riggybro

      “this is like the sega turning into a toilet looking thing with all the addons”

      Best quote :o)

    • heavenshitman1

      Yep I agree, thing is, for all the ppl buying PS4pro’s now, what happens if Sony decides for a PS5 soon? All these Pro owners are now gonna be stuck behind
      Either PS5 back compats with the older games again and probably limits its ultimate hardware, or its a brand new system leaving behind its whole customer base which takes us back to square one with the console matter

    • quantum

      I don’t think it will limit the hardware going forward because the next playstation will be x86 same as this one.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Easy with the common sense there chief. You’re liable to hurt somebody.

    • heavenshitman1

      Probably true, but there’s more than just the CPU. The PS4Pro gets its performance boost (and its backwards compatibility to PS4) largly by just a 2nd gpu.
      If PS5 is to back compat with PS4/Pro games, they’ll likely have to put in redundant processing hardware, or possibly fail to update to a brand new architecture.

      PC’s can play games from many years ago, but the OS systems and drivers built for them are huge. Also PC’s privilege to play much software comes at the cost of very expensive and bulky hardware.

      Consoles have always had a place and so have PCs for their reasons.
      Console companies have gotta stop chasing the PC world.

    • quantum

      Look don’t get me wrong I prefer consoles to PC’s but the new consoles are just fixed spec PC’s with a slightly customized chip set. The next round of consoles will be the same architecture but with more ram and a more powerful cpu/gpu.

    • heavenshitman1

      Yeah, as I’ve said somewhere around here earlier, console makers are just chasing PC ethos.

      I have a PC and follow my Nintendo’s.
      Switch will be doing things even PCs actually wont
      (Yes technically PCs can do anything, but its about standardising control methods etc..)

    • Psionicinversion

      what a bunch of lies. The Pro doesnt have a 2nd GPU at all seems like they just have the ability to gate half the gpu meaning it uses almost zero power i.e. turns off.

      The reason why consoles arent natively backwards compatible with 360/ps3 because of the completely different CPU instructions/architecture i.e. the cell and powerpc, also ps3 used nvidia gpu to.

      Hardware has absolutely nothing to do with PC being able to play older games, its the OS that has backwards compatibility and the drivers that remain backwards compatible to early versions of DirectX. You could play ALL the old games from years ago on the iGPU on i3/5/7 and AMD APUs hardly bulky hardware.

      All that sony/MS need to do is keep the drivers compatible with the ps4 and up and as long as they remain x86 the PS15 should be able to play ps4 games no problem.

    • Psionicinversion

      well not drivers mean API like dx11. as long as sony keeps PSAPI backwards compatible then it will work no problem

    • heavenshitman1

      Actually I believe it was officially announced that the Pro actually had a 2nd duplicate GPU inserted (among other improvements like clock boosts).
      As for PC back compats, I’m not an expert on the subject, but when I said PC’s tend to be expensive n bulky, the drivers that run on PCs are probably vastly larger. Think my Nvidia driver alone is around 400MB. That’s a fair sum of hardrive consumption ďie, PCs have bigger and faster drives on average. The system resource consumption for these more mega drivers is probably far higher (hence the added expense on processing hardware and size, my PC CPU from over 12 months ago would still be worth more than the entire PS4pro).
      And I think console CPU’s/GPU’s probably don’t carry all the kind of instruction sets PC ones might.

      Its a grey thing, anything can back compat with anything given the software. Just run an emulator. Guess its about performance efficiency and practicality

    • Psionicinversion

      they just mirrored the first one its not a 2nd GPU though as in another chip on a board its still on the same die meaning they can just turn it off to save power.

      the GPU drivers are big but you know when playstation has stability updates that are usually around the same size every single time (about 350MB) yet no additional info is given?… well its basically a driver end of the day for the system. Also notice how it doesnt matter how many games get released the drivers are still around the same size on PC

      of course console CPU/GPU carry the same instructions as the PC counterpart if they didnt they would be lacking. although it depends on if say AMD has put it all in. Like an intel cpu could have more instructions than an AMD chip but the more advanced stuff like AVX512 is only used for servers and stuff anyway so it doesnt matter.

      systems work harder with dx11 because its crap. console low level apis and that make it more efficient/faster same as dx12/vulkan for pc makes everything more efficient, well its supposed to most of the time DX11 is faster than DX12 in games on PC. The drivers for the GPUs dont add extra processing there designed to improve performance. Like a driver for a game could add an extra 10-20% maybe more to performance over a game you havnt d/l a driver for, then subsequent releases they may add extra 5% here or there.

    • crazy_black_man-

      In your fictitious doomsday scenario, did EBay, Craigslist, BestBuy, and Gamestop go out of business? Has it become illegal to sell a used PS Pro in the future? Is John Connor still alive and is Skynet in full control of all PS Pro console trade ins? OMG! We have to save the future Marty!!!

      http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/epicrapbattlesofhistory/images/b/b5/Doc_Brown_Based_On.png/revision/latest?cb=20150823032635

    • heavenshitman1

      Lol, wasn’t a doomsday scenario, just a buisness naunce.
      The whole point of the PS4Pro and Scorpio was not to leave customers behind and allow them to continue buying new games (for their current systems)
      If a PS5 came along rather soon they’d have to leave ’em behind anyways

    • crazy_black_man-

      And all the while here I thought the whole point of the Pro was adaptability to 4K television technology and enhanced PS4 graphics to accomodate the new television resolutions. As for the Scorpio, I thought the whole point of it was that Microsoft realized that they effed up big time back in 2013, and if this last ditch attempt to save the Xbox brand through a major hardware upgrade doesn’t work, then they are done in the console business for good. My prediction is that they are done making consoles after the Scorpio fails to fly off of store shelves this coming Christmas shopping season.

    • heavenshitman1

      It was the goal, but they’re all trying to accomodate to their userbases which seemingly inevitably is gonna fail on ’em anyways sooner or later.
      As for consoles dying, seems like Switches are flying off shelves quite successfully so far

    • Psionicinversion

      wait till it actually shows how many were sold then youll realise is doing alot worse than you think

    • heavenshitman1

      Well given the brief details we have thus far, the number is 2 million in 1 month.
      And Nintendo officially denoted boosting production.
      So as a start it’s doing quite well.
      Consoles will probably die when cloud gaming is here, but that’s miles off.
      In Australia, we’re achieving multi billion dollar country wide network upgrade, and we’re still in the dust with network speeds
      Downloading a single youtube vid at 720P is a struggle and I live in the metro.

      Even after cloud gaming is achieved consoles may still exist, as long as there’s business to be made.

      Thing about running any game on any device is there’s no standardised controls, its one thing that’s always kept consoles relevant against the PC market. It’s what made Wii dominate even with petty hardware. And its what Switch has got that no one else has (standardised motion controls)

    • Psionicinversion

      mullti billions still doesnt sound enough. Think i read to upgrade everyone in the UK to fiber to the premises (i.e. your house) it would cost about $30billion, cant imagine how much it would cost to do that in australia.

      Nintendo have purposely created an artificial shortage to try boost hype because the idea is people want what they cant have so if someone was going to buy one 1 month later the fear of them not being able to buy one until later than planned kind of nudges them to pre-order to get in the queue. i doubt its that many tbh.

      yes there is standardised controls on PC… its called a keyboard and mouse. Games also put in xbox controller support that has been around for like a decade for people that want that for games that make sense. although your not going get xbox controller support on an RTS like act of aggression because its to complex for it.

  • Riggybro

    Upgraded hardware gives you the choice of better frame rates, resolution, graphics etc…

    At what point in the future do we just say they are a range of pre-built budget PC’s??

  • Terminator

    Well got to try and get the Pro to do something relevant because running a game like Nioh at 720p isn’t helping lol. Sony sure rushed the Pro out of the gate, must have gotten scared of the Scorpio just like its degenerate troll fanbase who desperately are trying to downplay Scorpio capabilities since now they wont be able to use the power card.

    • quantum

      Careful not to upset the playstation nation or they will gang up on you. They will then attack you with sales figures, metacritic scores and lists of ‘exclusive games’ all backed up by that xrat moron upvoting all their comments with at least 10 sock accounts.

    • crazy_black_man-

      “They will then attack you with sales figures, metacritic scores and lists of ‘exclusive games”

      Sounds like the perfect weapons to end all disputes to me. Is ya stupid?

    • quantum

      Lol I just couldn’t resist baiting a few of the bully boys on here, they get way too passionate sometimes.
      Some folks need to dial it down a peg.

    • Dougdec92

      I bet you will then defend yourself with what?, Phil licking his wounds, Phil hijacking multiplatform games and the xboxone s flash in the pan 3months lead in the US and Recore, I honestly pray Scorpio releases, it is going to be a soothing balm to some oppressed faction and lift your voices from your sore throats…talk about Xbox live figures showing successful breaks …you aren’t serious in any dimension you put yourself bro

    • quantum

      Lol I’m just being honest and having a pop at the fanboy trolls. It seems to have worked. I’m not ‘defending’ anybody. I own both the ps4 and xbox, I couldn’t give a damn any boss of either company. This is a piece of plastic that you are defending to your last breath as if someone is attacking your child or something.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Defending? I don’t know about you, but I am personally celebrating the PlayStation brand’s continued success!

    • quantum

      Iol I don’t really celebrate my PS4’s success, I just kind of play games on it. I am currently playing the new tales of berseria, great game but bland ps3 graphics.

    • crazy_black_man-

      The PlayStation is the new Sega Genesis. Sega was the shiznit, now that prestigious honor belongs to the PlayStation brand. This is clearly a console worth celebrating for those of us that can appreciate where it all started, and how far we’ve come with Sony leading the way.

    • quantum

      Trust me I’m old enough to appreciate where it all started. But remember it’s competion that drives Playstation and the console business forward. If like you predict MS drops out after the scorpio then what? Some people on here will die of boredom from not being able to argue with each other. The Switch isn’t really going to challenge Sony’s dominance.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Agreed, but I keep going back to the fact that MS isn’t competing anymore. They stopped competing when they stopped releasing hardware sales numbers, stopped buying studios, stopped making single player exclusive games, stopped marketing and advertising their games, stopped supporting their
      console by keeping enough exclusive games on it thereby giving people a
      reason to think that they needed to own it, stopped moneyhatting 3rd party releases, stopped supporting the Kinect, stopped…

    • Dougdec92

      Wheew , now I’m relieved, I hope you enjoy the ps4

    • quantum

      BTW xrat has just upvoted your comment with 3 of his sock accounts lol remember to thank him for proving my point 🙂

    • Dougdec92

      Well if a comment is good as the ps4 it that it warrants a person to create multiple accounts just to upvote then I modestly don’t blame him or her for that gesture, I’ll blame the person who warranted that reply…sorry I’ll thank that person rather.

    • kma99

      They are using YouTube view counts now.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Wow. Great idea. You’re awesome.

    • Terminator

      I’m not worried in the slightest. Just seeing how this PS Corporate Slave Hypocrite Drones desperately use whatever bullsh*t that comes out of their asss to downplay anything Xbox just proves they are insecure and scared. You would think they would spend more time talking and playing with their favorite console but that is not the case. Its even more sadder when they use fake accounts to upvote their worthless comments no sane person (except trolls like them) would vote for and use those same accounts to talk to themselves. They got a lot of issues I tell you.

    • Dougdec92

      Well the xboxone had two cards, the power card and the game less card. How many Xbox games compared to Sony’s play in 1080p?, you should’ve seen x tears when a highly touted exclusive was thrown out the window in 720p…quantum broken

    • kma99

      Please link me to the article wheree quantum break was broken on xbox. Don’t worry i will wait.

    • Terminator

      I think he was trying to be clever with the name change but fail miserably. Xbox One isnt strong, thats obvious but the PS4 the console said to be the strongest console plays a game at 720p and they are ok with that? Xbox Scorpio has all this PS fanboys scared and desperate.

    • Dougdec92

      For the first time in 3years the PlayStation 4 plays a game in 720p as opposed to the other one that plays a whole lot like so for the past 3 years, honestly your logic defies my understanding as to why xbone users are picking up on it…I heard quantum break was a great game at 720p so why would Sony be in the wrong if Nioh’s resolution is at 720p is an option at 60fps?

    • Dougdec92

      Was it at native 1080p?, was it burdened with cheesy episodes?, sounds broken to me, even iceman couldn’t do a damn about it, just enjoyed honest trailers roasting that one.

    • kma99

      Lol wow you’re reaching hard. I guess kill zone was broken since it was doing the same temporal reprojection. Also we knew about the episodes before the game even launched clown. Lol you went extra hard to try and prove your dumb comments.

    • Dougdec92

      Ohk let’s see, quantum break,xboxone drms landing them in a mess 3yrs later recore, scale bound…oh sorry it doesn’t count…lol and let me see, nioh, horizon zero dawn, gravity rush, god of war, tlou2, uncharted 4, bloodborne, and for all intents and purposes you could mention only one Sony game that disappointed you?, may the Scorpio save you bro

    • kma99

      Still making up random stupid stuff lol. Ok ps pro is broken. 720 nioh while doing temporal projection to show those 1080p games with broken frame rates

    • Gamez Rule

      Nioh at 720p? What’s with that? I just seen this from Digital Foundry.

      ” After pixel counting a huge number of shots, we came across a wide resolution variation in each mode.

      While using the action mode, Nioh presents resolutions including a full 1080p, 1728×972, 1665×940, 1472×828 and even *1280×720 in rare instances*.

      In comparison, the movie mode sees a variation in resolution ranging from 2160p to 1800p down to 1440p.

      The variable movie mode even exhibits drops to 2304×1296 at points. This option also enables slightly higher resolution shadow maps, while the increased pixel count helps enhance texture filtering.”

      1280 x 720 resolution in rare cases while choosing the *action mode* only.

    • Dougdec92

      Thank you brother

    • Dougdec92

      You really don’t quit do you?, I wonder if you really understand the language used in the article but I’m kind and I’ll help you out, failure to understand such after will be brain damage on your part, now the article says, 720p for a solid 60fps, at 30fps, you can play for a variety of resolutions…..you seem soo happy picking a bone with the first ps4 game running at OPTIONAL 720p. Or I should make it slide and allow you to enjoy the bone, it is not like the other system has been doing a lot of 1080p.

    • kma99

      No you and your ps clown brothers dont quit. 720 is still 720 regardless of whether it’s optional or not. Optional 720 just to run at 60 frames from this quote all powerful machine is unacceptable. You didn’t like it when the xbox did it. Now its ok for the ps pro to do it. You guys didnt like it when the xbox had dynamic resolution until ps did it also.

    • Dougdec92

      Lmao…you just cracked me up, let me tell you one thing, the most powerful PC will play minecraft at 720p30fps if options are available for so and if you want to play so for one reason or the other and that doesn’t make that beefed up PC a weak one.

    • kma99

      Let me tell you what’s funny. Now you playdrones call it options. There is no reason for thr pro with all this supposed power to have to run a game at 720 just to get 60 frames. The hardware doesn’t share its memory with the operating system like a pc so you can try and tell someone else that crap but it doesnt fly here. BTW you drones dont like options you like being served whatever sony feeds you. Now laugh at that lol.

    • Dougdec92

      MS fed you a machine that couldn’t maintain an erection when it saw a sexy 1080p and you swallowed hard for.the past 3yrs, then came the xboxone s, an Xbox with a 4k bluray player, I guess you swallowed that one too because it topped for 3months out of 36…the ps4 pro does me some 4k and under but for the first time below 720p optional and you there whining, I gave you an analogy earlier about the beefy PC and options available to it, I’ve generous enough, the thread ends here, you’re way too entrenched to understand the wisdom I mercifully pour into your thick head but I’ll still be frustrated if my platform of choice was a multi billion dollar company with impotence in the gaming department.

    • kma99

      Last time i checked sony was the one screaming out to everyone. “Get use to 1080p 60fps”. Its 2017 and their top of the line model has to dip down to 720 just to hit 60 frames. Dont come here bragging about anemic consoles when the proof is all over digital foundry lol. You didnt get options to increase anything. U got the option to lower the resolution just to hit 60 frames lol.

    • Dougdec92

      I heard you say anaemic consoles, I’ll take that one over a leukaemic xboxone though, I bet the Xbox could maintain a lovely watchable resolution to hit 60fps….Scorpio will come as a much needed analgesic to sooth the 3yrs of pain ps4 has caused stomping on you…pathetic, let me enjoy my nioh while waiting for a new dawn on the 28th thereabout. All I’ll do is play in 30fps and know in my heart that the xboxone would need life support to run it….

    • kma99

      Of course you would. You would take whatever console sony gives you just as long as it said playstation on it.

    • Dougdec92

      You stated the obvious and I’d say, “why shouldn’t I?”
      1. Psone came a full 7years ahead of the Xbox, so 7years of experience even before our beloved Phil was finding his feet..about 100million sold.

      2. They released the ps2a year before the Xbox even was released and it is the best selling console till date.

      3.which means from point one and two, they released 2 consoles before the Xbox really had the motivation to release a competitor.

      4. The PSP released and sold 80million thereabout in its lifetime, a great handheld and companion.

      5.The ps3 launched a year late and still sold 80million plus, you still can’t get uncharted, tlou and how anywhere else.

      6. Then comes the ps4 and the ps4 pro, the former sold a million consoles in its first 24hrs and after a 3year trumping of the other console, combined with the pro, a vr solution, it has clocked 55million plus and still counting. The Xbox was nowhere to be found, let’s just say they weren’t ahead of times even then.

      7. My first console was the psone and I had the best memories a 6year old could ever have then.

      So yes, I and 50million average consumers will take anything PlayStation with such sterling track record, yes I’ll take anything PlayStation for their excellent exclusives and yes we will take anything PlayStation because it is where greatness and console experience is and for an answer to the competition it has taken youyou 3yrs and this fall to give it to me and 50million users..this fall.

      And they’ve have much more experience in the game of games…I’ll rather go with the experienced guys bro, they know their stuff.

    • kma99
    • Dougdec92

      It isn’t in 1080p, not fit for my console bro, do a good work next time

    • kma99

      You sont care about resolution you like options remember. Nioh is in 720 on the pro. Lol

    • Dougdec92

      Mmmmm, for 60fps they say, I won’t deprive you of your Sony beef so I say ohk but I’m okay with 30fps so I’m playing in some sweet res on my pro…I got options too and I care about both, it then becomes my choice anyway…

    • kma99

      I dont have a sony beef i have a idiot beef. You guys take acting like idiots to an entirely new level. Iys 2017 and for a beefed up ps4 to have to run a game at 720 just to get 60 frames is unacceptable. Im using the same logic you fanboys cried about for thr last 3 years.

    • Dougdec92

      Ohk, so it means you’re so hurt by the three year bludgeoning that the first ps4 720p game just diagnosed you of some PTSD , my bad, sorry dude, don’t worry the next ps4 games won’t remind you of your puny sub 1080p games, I promise on my honour bro…you really suffered when nioh reminded, you even at 60fps, where xboxone has been in the last 3years…sorry like I said, with horizon zero dawn we won’t attempt to mock you again…lmao

    • kma99

      Why would i be hurt? It’s video games at the end of the day. Im calling out you hypocrits. Yoshida said 1080 makes you a better gamer. So why is 720 ok now. Pro is over 3x as powerful as the ps4. 720 is unacceptable

    • Dougdec92

      Call Yoshida then, I’ve tried my best to convince you, at least it is unacceptable to you, yes, but when I have the option to play at 30fps, I do
      More than 1080p on my pro

    • kma99

      You are a fanboy there is nothing u can do that would ever convince me of anything.

    • Dougdec92

      Indeed I am and you also are because you constantly want to prove yourself right even in the light o the fact that your points don’t measure up in this gen, but if you approach me with facts and facts and facts and a better debating approach, I’ll concede where necessary, someone smarted me with the fact that no man sky didn’t do well, I raised my hand up in surrender and conceded with a reply, why , because he or she had facts and knew how to present their case…try that with me next time and see for yourself.

    • kma99

      And for the record u dont need a ps3 to play those games. All u need is a computer or a samsung tv. Thanks to psnow we can stream those games. So yes these is another way to get those games.

    • Dougdec92

      Or you just need a ps4 because most have been remastered already and the CDs are cheaper now, saves you a lot of money and occasional internet downsides frustrations, and also again, the best is coming, tlou2, gow, hzd,….

    • Direct-XbotMK1 Elite

      When Terminator pops out of hiding you can tell Xbox may be in trouble.

      “Well got to try and get the Pro to do something relevant because running a game like Nioh at 720p isn’t helping lol.”

      But what Terminator doesn’t mention is that it runs better on the Pro than the base PS4 and it has a variable resolution that stays well above 720p at 60fps on the Pro. It also has other improvements besides resolution. I guess lies and deception are the weapon of choice for the Microsoft faithful.

      “Sony sure rushed the Pro out of the gate, must have gotten scared of the Scorpio.”

      The Pro launched only months after we heard about Scorpio. A company can’t rush a console out in just a couple months.
      Rumors about the PS4 Pro popped up before we heard about Scorpio. The PS4 Pro release date, specs, and the $399 price point were decided long before anyone heard about Scorpio according to Andrew House.

      Perhaps the reason why Scorpio doesn’t launch until a year later is because Microsoft started working on it after the PS4 Pro.

      “just like its degenerate troll fanbase who desperately are trying to downplay Scorpio capabilities”

      Just like you’ve been doing with the PS4 since it launched.

      “since now they wont be able to use the power card.”

      Notice how all of a sudden you care about specs and performance? After defending the weaker specs of the Xbox One? Hypocrisy at it finest.

      The Scorpio will be more expensive and it doesn’t launch until a year after the Pro. By that time the PS5 will be on its way.

      Also, people who own a PS4 and have collection of PS4 games aren’t going to care about Scorpio.

    • Dougdec92

      Thank you bro, you said it all

  • quantum
    • Psionicinversion

      hahahaha

    • jayflow

      LMAO!!!

  • Gamez Rule

    “Sony has confirmed boost mode and offered a statement about its capabilities. Boost Mode “lets PS4 Pro run at a higher GPU and CPU clock speed in order to improve gameplay on some PS4 games that were released before the launch of PS4 Pro. Games that have a variable frame rate may benefit from a higher frame rate, and load times may be shorter in some games too.”

    Just read this from here http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2017-ps4-pro-boost-mode-makes-standard-ps4-games-run-more-smoothly

    • Psionicinversion

      amazing! 😀

    • Gamez Rule

      Just happy it’s taking place. Was a shame to waste power instead of putting it to use.

    • Mark

      Lol

    • Gamez Rule

      With Boost Mode from the looks of things games don’t need to receive a Pro patch to see increases to performance. It’s a blanket solution that will be most welcomed.

    • Mark

      Well Boost Mode is cool, it’s a great way to optimize games without extra work from devs. However I think Psionic was trolling u lol. Because there is a substantial difference between Boost Mode performance and a full developer “patch”. Personally I wouldn’t call Boost Mode amazing, it isn’t gonna give u 60fps or 4K, devs have to do that. However it’s cool for existing games that may run kinda crappy. This is my opinion so I won’t argue long about this, but it’s a sweet engineering move by Sony

    • Gamez Rule
    • Mark

      Yeah I saw that vid. Pretty much what I was saying. Good stuff

    • Gamez Rule

      Have you seen this? “A List Of PS4 Games That Have Been Tested Using Boost Mode, What Has Changed?”

      http://thisgengaming.com/2017/02/04/heres-a-list-of-ps4-games-that-have-been-tested-using-boost-mode-what-has-changed/

    • Mark

      Yup. All around smoother frame rates and some faster load times.

  • Clint Hoffman

    Holy cow.
    Sony builds a system that is twice the power of the old. They ensure it is fully backwards compatible and, they design it so the devs can provide a simple patch to see improvement in game play. They then work on a system level upgrade so that any game that falls a bit short on the original ps4 can use more of the new pro power without a patch.
    What do the people do….. Complain. If you don’t want that extra power don’t buy it. As for the Xbox one complainers…. You don’t even need to be here. The One was a freaking joke in overall graphic ability. The S is better only on the fact they provided the right package console. Games like quantum break and Recore are hobbled by the pathetic system. The upside to the first 2 One systems…. They now have a real competitor-the Switch.
    When Scorpio comes I’ll buy that as they will be back in the game.


 

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