The PlayStation 5 recently received a major firmware update that can screw an extra SSD into the console. Many experts are now saying that the software update will improve the performance of some games.
In the Digital Foundry Direct Weekly show, the PS5 was overhauled, and a comparison was made between the old and the new firmware. “In some specific scenarios, [all] PlayStation 5s seem to run faster than before the update,” said Richard Leadbetter of Digital Foundry.
He then explains that the differences in performance are minimal. The new firmware ensures that Control and Devil May Cry 5 are about two to three percent faster than the old firmware. In practice, this means that the frame rate goes up. This is a very small increase of one to two FPS.
This discovery was made during a Digital Foundry test with the new PlayStation 5 hardware. At the end of the tests, it was concluded that there were no major differences between the original PS5 and the updated variant.
During testing, the team found that the old PS5 ran slightly better than the new version. After deeper research, this turned out to be due to the renewed update that the old PlayStation ran on. After all, consoles were provided with an update, and Digital Foundry found out that this was the culprit.
Although there is a small performance improvement, it will not be visible to the naked eye.