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PS5 Firmware 2.0 Reportedly Brings (Small) Performance Improvements To Some Games

The PS5 lately bought an enormous firmware replace that, amongst different issues, added the power to increase system storage. Now some specialists are saying the brand new software program additionally improves the efficiency of choose video games.

In the newest Digital Foundry Direct Weekly present, the crew broke down the variations between the PS5’s efficiency on the brand new and outdated firmware. “In very choose eventualities, it does appear as if [all] PlayStation 5s are operating quicker than they had been earlier than with this new firmware,” Digital Foundry’s Richard Leadbetter stated.

He went on to elucidate that the efficiency variations are very minor. The new firmware was inflicting choose video games, Control and Devil May Cry 5, to run about 2 to three% quicker than the outdated firmware. This led to a rise in framerate, solely by about 1 to 2 FPS.

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The discovery happened when Digital Foundry was testing the latest PlayStation 5 {hardware} revision that encompasses a completely different cooling meeting, an improved stand, and different minor enhancements. By the tip of testing, they did not discover any meaningful differences between the revision and the launch edition of the PS5.

However, throughout testing, they began to note the outdated PlayStation 5 was operating barely higher than the brand new one. Upon additional investigation, they realized the outdated PS5 was operating up to date firmware, whereas the newer {hardware} was operating older firmware. After updating all check items to the newest {hardware}, which is now out there to the general public, Digital Foundry realized it was the software program replace that led to the efficiency change.

This efficiency increase impacts the launch variations of the PS5, and the brand new {hardware} revision. The enhanced efficiency possible is not noticeable to the bare eye, however it’s fascinating to consider software program updates additional optimizing console efficiency.

For extra, take a look at all of the changes that came to the PlayStation 5 with its latest update, together with expandable storage, high quality of life enhancements, and extra. Or, take a look at our ideas on the PlayStation 5’s latest masterpiece in our Deathloop review.

Logan Plant is a contract author for IGN. You can discover him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.

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