The folks over at Digital Foundry have already been able to test the latest invention of Sony, the “Boost Mode” implemented in the PlayStation 4 Pro through the future firmware upgrade to version 4.5. This Boost Mode has nothing magical behind, simply offers better performance, such as higher frame rates, for certain titles from the pre-Pro era, which will result in better performance due to its new architecture graphics processor.
PlayStation 4 Pro Boost Mode Will Help Some Older Games To Run Faster
With this unlocking of the potential, we can see that the average performance improvement is 38 percent, an improvement that will limit us in many ways, as it should be remembered that most games are limited to 30 FPS, although users will be happy because games like Assassin’s Creed Unity, running between 22 and 24 FPS, now go to a constant 30 FPS, while more optimized games, such as Project CARS gets an improvement around 35 and 38 percent.
We remind you that this new update will also introduce support for external HDD, which will allow players to install application and store save data on an external HDD as if it were the regular internal HDD.
It’s easy to upgrade the HDD that came with your PS4, but if you’re still looking for more storage space on the console, we’ve got you covered. With this update, you have the option to store content to an external HDD. Just plug a USB 3.0 HDD into your PS4, and voilà, you now have more space on the console.
This is compatible with HDDs up to 8TB in size. You can download and install applications directly to your extra storage, and the saved contents are easily manageable through the settings menu. Also, all the applications saved in the external HDD will appear in the Content Launcher of the Home Screen so it’s easy to keep track of what apps you launched recently.