PS5: September update delivers performance boost across multiple games

Here is a piece of news that may delight the happy owners of a PlayStation 5! According to Digital Foundry, Sony’s new console update has boosted the frame rate per second on some games, with a performance boost of around 3%.

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If you have a PlayStation 5 at home, we recommend that you update it now. According to the latest video from Digital Foundry Direct Weekly (found below), Sony’s new console firmware doesn’t just bring support for SSD expansion and 3D audio to the built-in speakers.

Indeed, this new update improves performance on some games, with a slight gain observed on two AAA games.

PS5: an update that allows you to scratch a few frames per second in-game

So, this latest PS5 system firmware update allows some games to run slightly faster, at least in some scenarios. The Digital Foundry team discovered that two games were running 2 to 3% faster than before, on the 1000 series as on the 1100 series of the console.

According to the team, Control Ultimate Edition and Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition have won up to 3 frames per second more than previously. It’s not huge, but it’s such rare news that it seems obvious to mention it. On the other hand, the Digital Foundry team explains that no other game seems to benefit from this little boost, at least, none have been seen for the moment.

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Recently available, this new update includes a variety of improvements : taking control of 3D audio for integrated TV speakers, M.2 SSD storage expansion (which allows PS5 gamers to store and play PS5 games, PS4 games and multimedia applications directly from the extended high-speed storage), etc.

The September update also features new interface improvements. For example, you can deactivate the screenshot icon as well as the screen recording notification that appears during a mid-game capture. Watch the Digital Foundry video below.

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