PS4 firmware 4.50 add Boost Mode for PS4 Pro
Lol....more power maybe? I also hear external hdd and custom back rounds support too
yeah, and 3D Blu Ray support for PSVR.
Yup it will be able to support 8tb usb 3.0 external HDD support.
Beast mode activated. Lol
this is sweet feature. Makes me want the pro even more now. Also, if anyone is in the beta can they please confirm if the external support is for 'installing to' and 'playing from' the external hdd or does it only work to move games from the internal to the external and back again?????
Eva Unit 2 Beast Mode confirmed? But in all honesty, someone has mentioned the fact that this was for OG PS4 games. The comparison would be like taking the games you already own on one PC and then upgrading your GPU and getting better graphics, smother framerates... So even if a game doesn't have a defined Pro mode, you can still get benefits. Its optional because boosting clock speeds in certain games can cause instability in certain games. So it was something that Sony needed to work on. Apparently its done. Looks like External USB support is coming as well... I think it may be time for me to upgrade...
@darth Can confirm! The storage section now shows a list of hard disks where the first is the built in one, when you click on it then you get the regular screen with how much data is used for Applications, Videos and screenshots, Savegames, etc. You need to format the hdd in the System menu, when I hooked one up a popup told me it couldn't use the hdd due to the filesystem without telling me to go to the System menu. Immediately ordered a 4TB external :) (and a 3d bluray)
Dang. I just got me a 2TB drive...but guess what. It's already full. Guess I have some use for that external original drive now :) And I guess I have to get that beta ASAP I come home now.
Would speculate it prevents the downclocking when running non-Pro games. It could give a bit of a framerate boost to games with variable frame rates (or games that struggle to maintain the target). It could also break compatibility in some rare cases, hence it is optional. Hopefully it makes it to release. Every little counts.
yeah.. locking down games where the framerate fluctuates is what my guess it would be for too.
or games like doom with scalable resolutions
So maybe just a minor bump from the increased clock, but still keeping the mirrored GPU off? I can live with that.
Yup good shout on games with dynamic resolution.
It's a start. I would imagine, since this is system wide feature and not per game, that it uses some sort of internal whitelist. And thus should work for most of the games but would fall back for games Sony wouldn't approve? Would be simple to implement. Question is, if the gpu indeed remains disabled. Don't see a reason for that. Shader would still probably not take advantage of the full potential without a patch, but it would still be faster. Pushing 30 to 60 without a patch won't happen just with that Booster. And man, that HDD feature is cool. Just hooked up my old 1TB drive and moving 650GB over...takes 45 minutes, though :P
This will most likely lock the unstable 30fps and 60fps games :D @UCForce Games that drop below their respective targets of 30fps and 60fps will likely be locked on the PS4 Pro.
You mean unlocked 30 fps?
Here's an English screenshot: https://abload.de/img/20170...
Oh ! I see. Thank you.
There we go. Thank you, genuine-user. If this works well, it should give the Pro an edge it should have had right out of the box.
I've been hoping for this feature ever since the Pro launched and didn't offer improvements to games without Pro patches. This makes the Pro literally twice as cool in my eyes. Like I said in the other article on this subject, all I want from my console games from a technical standpoint is a stable framerate and clean image quality. The Pro is now going to be tackling both of those issues to a much greater degree.
finally a stable Witcher 3
Perfect excuse for me to revisit Bloodborne again too.
The Lecturer Theater in Bloodborne was the only place where I experienced significant slowdown but you are not there that long unless you die allot so I did not find it annoying.
but it seems like it wont unlock bb's framerates, but instead make it stable at 30.. i hope im wrong
If that's true, then this is a BEAST of an update !
If this true then,it's time to upgrade to Pro!
So, can i play Uncharted 4 in 60 fps now ?
Probably not if the game has a lock on the framerate. It will basically prevent frame drops.
UC4 already has a Pro patch, still 30fps in SP...
Delete the game, and reinstall it, but don't update the game to the latest patch. Turn on boost mode, and see what happens.
I'm waiting for people to try this exact thing on the Pro patched games. For me, specifically Uncharted 4 and The Last Guardian.
I would advise backing up first especially if you have a digital download.
Games that are locked to 30fps most likely wont change. Anything that doesn't hold 30 or 60fps should get a boost.
Frame rate thingy for older games that don't get the PS4 pro treatment
Awesome update indeed. I cannot wait. This has ben speculated back and forth in the neogaf forums more than likely steadying and incresing uncapped fps in games neveetheless this is awesomeeeeeee
Did that car jump without a ramp
KITT is no ordinary car
Whoa I wish I had a Pro now, the HDD feature is nice though, works very well, I only have a 1tb lying around if I knew I'd be accepted and that would be a feature I'd have bought a bigger one. This might be the best Beta I've been part of yet.
Word. And thank you
Whaaaat? This us great news indeed! Along with the other important improvements rumoured, 4.50 is gonna be massive progress!
https://m.youtube.com/watch... It works!!!!
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Thanks. Im loving this update!!!!
http://m.neogaf.com/showthr... And another one! Its real.
Could this mean for purple like me who have a pro, but don't have a 4k tv will see some improvements in games? I'm just speculating.
ps4 pro games already look better in 1080p, this is for non pspro games, to eek out extra performance without a patch
Thank god because these devs were being very lazy when dropping a ps4 pro patch.
Yes purple you will see improvements. Orange you glad? Sorry, I couldn't resist. :)
will try this later, so far i only installed it on the normal ps4,
One thing I've learned about Sony is that they always slip great features in updates lol
PlayStation is in beast mode. Sony adds boost mode. Makes sense. Seriously though this feature is exactly what I wanted from the jump on the Pro.
Hallelujah! Finally external HDD support. This is so great.
Looks like I'll be replaying Until Dawn! That was my major complaint with that beauty.
*claps* thank you Sony, awesome news.
:D YES excited as
This is great news more incentive for people with a 1080p TV to get one
Can't wait! I hope it improves mirrors edge and batman. I've heard AC Unity is way better :)
This seems like a brute force way to get more frames that works for many games. I'd really love to see someone try The Last Guardian with this. If it does nothing with a Pro Patch, try it without the Pro Patch update and see of it's better than the patch.
This is so cute. One feature Xbox has that everyone makes fun of-external hard drives, and now a feature of Scorpio that every sony fan on here insulted. Also kinda sweet reading your such nice comments regarding this feature on ps4 when just a couple days ago every Sony fan on this site dogged this exact same feature on a Scorpio link. Ahh its just so cute