PS4 Firmware Update 4.50 Includes Boost Mode For PS4 Pro

Sony PS4 System Software Update 4.50 Features- External HDD Support

Next PlayStation 4 update brings external hard drive support and PS4 Pro boost mode

Gamers can expect higher frame rates and shorter loading times for these old games without Pro patches. According to reports from those who've had hands-on time with "Boost Mode", the new system setting will only provide a performance increase for games that don't have locked frame rates. Sony had always stated in the past that using extra horsepower on older titles was not possible to ensure 100% compatibility with all games.

Post-release, it was confirmed by sources that the PlayStation 4 Pro base mode would not improve games that did not receive patches.

The update for the PS4 has already been rolled out for firmware beta testers, so keep a look out for an official update on Fenix Bazaar for when a wide rollout is planned.

From this analysis, which you can further check the attached video, on PS4 Pro Action Mode supports a variable resolution, ranging from 1080p to 720p. A spokesperson told the site that, with Boost Mode active, the Pro runs "at a higher GPU and CPU clock speed in order to improve gameplay on some PS4 games that were released before the launch of PS4 Pro".

The PlayStation 4 4.5 firmware update will also introduce external HDD support. At the moment, it remains unclear when Sony will officially launch Firmware 4.50 for the general public. Stay tuned for more PlayStation 4 news and updates! This has enabled many players to get into the beta and try out the mode for themselves.

This is compatible with HDDs up to 8TB in size.

Some more details on the mode itself first.

The upgrade on Infamous: Second Son emphasises particles effects and makes the "contrast ratios spike through the roof", adds the site.

Sony says that all games and apps saved on the external device will appear on the Home Screen's Content Launcher, while save files will still be stored locally on the PS4.

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