System updates are always a little nebulous. Lots of stats, data, and information that might not translate if you're just interested in playing the games you love. However, sometimes the updates will include little details that will make a difference you may not even notice. And for the new PlayStation 5 firmware update, there seems to be a slight performance update.
According to PSU, the new firmware update that finally allowed gamers to install SSD into their PS5s also came with some additional bonuses. According to the Digital Foundry Direct Weekly #29, the new firmware is just a small bit faster than the old one. The team at Digital Foundry were going back and forth between the old PlayStation 5 and the newer one (which, by the way, the only difference between is the machines running at different temperatures here and there) when they discovered the difference. It's only a few per cent at most, but yes, there is a tiny advantage to the new firmware update that will make your PS5 run faster in certain circumstances.
Digital Foundry tested the update on Control and Devil May Cry V to get these results - so if you happen to be playing one of these two games, enjoy the little upgrade. Otherwise, there aren't all that many changes to be seen between the new PS5 edition and the new firmware that added the SSD. You can hear DF talk about the update as the first segment in the video below.
However, there are some Sony fans that aren't entirely satisfied right now with one of the features they're missing from the PlayStation 4. The PlayStation 5 might have the traffic-stopping aesthetic, the phenomenal visuals and even some ray tracing here and there, but it's missing one key feature that fans are getting tired of living without.
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