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PlayStation 4 Pro Launch Thread

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Digital Foundry analyses Horizon: Zero Dawn's framerate:

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Didn't watch the video, but saw the comments on reddit.

People seemed to say Pro is useless in this scenario, as you just get the same frame rate no matter what. Is that true?

That would be annoying, Pro would be good if it did 1080/60, not just 30FPS for each resolution.
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Rocket League has been fixed so that it runs at a locked 60 fps on both PS4 and PS4 Pro (local splitscreen multiplayer still has some framerate drops). PS4 Pro has an official 4K rendering PS4 Pro patch now as well.

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Digital Foundry's technical analysis on Horizon Zero Dawn:

Image quality improves immensely on the PS4 Pro according to Digital Foundry. It does look amazing on both.

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enjoyed the attention to the cloud details
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Digital Foundry covers the final retail version of Nier Automata:

same as the demo:

PS4 base model - 900p native resolution, 60 fps with framerate drops to as low as 42 fps, no anti-aliasing
PS4 Pro - 1080p native resolution, 60 fps (drops during certain areas), has anti-aliasing

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Can't even hit 1080p on the base PS4?
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squadz wrote:
Feb 27th, 2017 12:00 pm
Can't even hit 1080p on the base PS4?
Nier Automata won't ever release on a Nintendo console if that's what you're wondering...
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WH0WHAT wrote:
Feb 27th, 2017 3:19 pm
Nier Automata won't ever release on a Nintendo console if that's what you're wondering...
Nice misdirection. My point still stands.

I have a PS4, I can buy this game if I wanted to. The demo was actually fun, but I'm not looking for this type of game.
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Getting back on topic, I'm pretty happy with my PS4 Pro after a few weeks with it. Very quiet and the graphical options with each game are nice to have, almost reminds me of the PC world.

Thanks XF for posting the various framerate stuff, helped me make my decision.
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Anyone here using SSD with the Pro? Is it worth it? Certainly quieter than using the stock HDD right?
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Sgt_Strider wrote:
Feb 27th, 2017 7:04 pm
Anyone here using SSD with the Pro? Is it worth it? Certainly quieter than using the stock HDD right?

From tests ive seen, it shaves like 20-30% of wait times ONLY when loading up a game for the first time.

Also, its useless in online games like FPS because you load into the lobby and then wait for everyone with normal hard drives or slow internet connections.

Then there's the size. Ps4 Pro comes with 1gb, which is okay to have since most games are 20-40gb in size. An SSD of the same size is costly. You gotta ask yourself, in most cases, is it worth loading up a game a few seconds faster, the "cost" of the SSD (either in $ for the 1TB, or in missing space if you buy a smaller SSD vs the 1TB Sony gives you).

After using the Ps4 Pro now for a month, I can say i never really went "I really wish i had spent $500 so this game could load 9 seconds faster the 2 times i load up a different level(or something equivalent)."
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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands analyzed by Digital Foundry:

PS4 standard - 1080p native resolution 30 fps target with drops to as low as 27 fps with some screen tearing.
XBox One - 900p native resolution 30 fps target with drops to as low as 24 fps with a lot of screen tearing.

PS4 Pro - 1440p native resolution (support for downsampling for 1080p displays), 30 fps locked and stable, no screen tearing.

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