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News hardware & software 21 September 2021, 13:14

author: Przemyslaw Dygas

PlayStation 5 More Efficient Thanks to Latest Update

It looks like PS5's performance can be improved with the usual updates. This is evidenced by the recently released patch.

A few days ago the PlayStation 5 console received a driver update. Thanks to it Sony's device now offers support for M.2 SSD drives. However, it turns out that this is not the only important change. An analysis conducted by Digital Foundry shows that the console runs slightly faster in the case of several selected titles (tests were conducted on Control Ultimate Edition and Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition).

According to the creators of the said channel, PlayStation 5 recorded a performance increase of about 3%. This applies only to certain titles and is most likely due to improvements in the operation of virtual machines and the cooling system. This difference is almost imperceptible from the perspective of an ordinary user, but it shows that Sony intends to improve the console through driver updates.

This is in line with previous announcements by the Japanese manufacturer. In 2020, Yasuhiro Ootori, one of the designers of PlayStation 5, announced in an interview for 4Gamer (via TweakTown) that the operation of the console (e.g. its fans) will be optimized through firmware. These changes were to be made with specific titles in mind, as in the case described above.

For now, Sony has provided its gamers with a performance boost that seems to be just a curiosity. However, it is possible that in the future the differences will go beyond the imperceptible 3%.

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