Sony has already released a new system update, specifically firmware version 4.50 for the PS4 and PS4 Pro models . Among the features that have been included in the 4.50 update are customizable wallpapers, quick access options, simplified notifications, and support for external hard drives . But the feature that has really stood out among gamers has been the inclusion of ‘Boost Mode’ for PS4 Pro .
This feature, also called ‘Optimized Mode’, is designed to provide better performance on older titles that have not received patches to take advantage of the PS4 Pro’s faster CPU and its GPU that is twice as fast and with twice the capacity. This mode greatly improves the frame rate of variable rate games , and provides frame rate stability for games programmed to run at 30 or 60 Hz.
Depending on the game, the higher CPU speed may result in reduced load times . Please note that Sony does not guarantee Optimized Mode operation with all games. If you disable this mode, you will be able to play games in a mode that replicates the operation of the standard PS4.
To get the ‘Boost Mode’ of PS4 Pro the first thing we need is to install update 4.50, which will automatically jump to you when you turn on your console. Well, once updated, we access ‘System Settings’ and select in the box that appears to the right of Boost Mode to activate it. A small tick will appear with which we will know that we have started it correctly.
Sony has also confirmed that update 4.50 that incorporates the ‘Optimized Mode’ for PS4 Pro comes with more improvements, such as voice chat for remote use or the possibility of using the Offline status to inform your friends that you are not ahead. from the console. For the latter they have added an icon in the form of a smartphone that will light up on the screen when someone is away from the device. This status can be configured from the PS4 or from the mobile app.
We remember that the ‘Boost Mode’ is an exclusive novelty for the PlayStation 4 Pro model with firmware 4.50 installed, although the rest of the functions will also be available in the standard versions of PS4.