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aLkaLiNE said:
Just picked up a PRO this last weekend so... Been waiting for this update (: Beast mode!

I feel that my Pro purchase over the vanilla is becoming more and more justified not having a 4K TV.  I just need to start playing more games.



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Bandorr said:
LivingMetal said:

PS4 Pro players can also benefit from the new Boost Mode to improve framerates and resolutions of specific games."

I just noticed it said specific games. Forgot about that.

Still probably worth it for Nier Automata.

You can use boost-mode with any non-pro game, it's just you won't notice improved framerate if it never drops below 30/60 or whatever it's framerate cap is. You also won't notice improved resolutions in games that don't use dynamic resolution.

You'll get marinally improved load times in pretty much every game with boost-mode on though.



Predictions (Made July 2019)

LTD: PS4 - 130m, Switch - 110m, XBO - 52m       2019 : PS4 - 15m, Switch - 18.8m, XBO - 4.8m        2020: Switch - 22m (Peak Year)


if only i had a pro...



Barkley said:

You'll get marinally improved load times in pretty much every game with boost-mode on though.

Any idea how that works? More processing power shouldn't really help with loading times unless there's decompression to be done, I would imagine.



This is it! The one I've been waiting for! I'm gonna order a couple of external HDDs as soon as I see hour well it works .



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LivingMetal said:
aLkaLiNE said:
Just picked up a PRO this last weekend so... Been waiting for this update (: Beast mode!

I feel that my Pro purchase over the vanilla is becoming more and more justified not having a 4K TV.  I just need to start playing more games.

I feel ya man, on a 1080P set myself and was sitting on the fence, waiting for a price drop but beast mode tipped the scales (and a killer deal on the console from my boss at work)



Zkuq said:
Barkley said:

You'll get marinally improved load times in pretty much every game with boost-mode on though.

Any idea how that works? More processing power shouldn't really help with loading times unless there's decompression to be done, I would imagine.

Looked around a bit and I may be getting confused and thinking back to the Pro's stock HDD vs the OG's stock HDD, there's a big difference in loading times there. There are definitely some games that load faster with boost-mode but I'm not sure how many or to what degree as there really isn't that much information on it.



Predictions (Made July 2019)

LTD: PS4 - 130m, Switch - 110m, XBO - 52m       2019 : PS4 - 15m, Switch - 18.8m, XBO - 4.8m        2020: Switch - 22m (Peak Year)


From now on the PS4 Pro Boost Mode shall be known as Beast Mode.



I really hope that the PSVR 2.40 update fixes the issue where the console crashes my TV when putting a Blu-ray on... It's getting frustrating!!



Zkuq said:
Barkley said:

You'll get marinally improved load times in pretty much every game with boost-mode on though.

Any idea how that works? More processing power shouldn't really help with loading times unless there's decompression to be done, I would imagine.

I would imagine the increase in clock cycle speed for the CPU and faster bandwidth for the RAM are primary contributors; these things are both "unlocked" in beast mode where as at the standard operating level, they are hard capped parallel to the OG PS4 for legacy titles. More gains would be made if you switched over to SSD, as the Pro has a SATA 3 bus over the OG's Sata 2.

Honestly though permalite would be the dude to ask.