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With the release of the more powerful PS4 Pro, enterprising individuals have begun testing the differences between the PS4 and PS4 Pro, with the latest test on a now redacted patch revealing some interesting results.

As seen in the video for the now pulled patch 1.04, there is a noticeable difference between the PS4 and the PS4 Pro’s performance. This was also the case for the campaign mode, as seen in another of Digital Foundry’s comparisons.

The difference between the PS4 and the Pro ranged from to as high as 47 percent, with the test itself taking place on a 64 man server with two players following each other and trying to mimic each others’ experience as much as possible.

The reported 47 percent difference came out to around 10-15 FPS between the Pro and the PS4, “… even in situations where both dip below 60 [FPS].” It is noted that neither system could achieve a locked 60 fps, but it is also clear that the PS4 Pro was a lot closer to this goal then the PS4.

Over at Destructoid, the report is that the PS4 Pro’s FPS boost has now been redacted, with the website speculating that the Pro features “… were switched off, and no one is currently talking about it in an official capacity.” Seems strange, until one remembers that there is not supposed to be any online advantage for the PS4 Pro’s online multiplayer.


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This should honestly come as no surprise, as having more powerful hardware produces better results. While I applaud Sony for ensuring that the two consoles have parity, it seems somewhat pointless to buy a PS4 Pro if it’s going to be held back anyway. Regardless, if you are that invested in performance and are not that worried about console exclusives (which are starting to arrive en-masse on PC anyways) then you should invest in a PC. 

Are you going to purchase a PS4 Pro? Are you interested in a PC? Do you even feel the need to upgrade? Let us know in the comments!

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