Sony’s new PS5 firmware can make your games slightly faster

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Sony’s latest PS5 system firmware update makes some games run slightly faster, at least under certain scenarios. In a new Digital Foundry video, it was discovered that a performance bump—which affects both the console’s 1000 series launch model and recently released 1100 series model revision—appears to make certain games run up to three percentage points faster.

Digital Foundry founder Richard Leadbetter compared performance tests in Control Ultimate Edition and Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition using previously released PS5 firmware as a benchmark against the now-current September system software update. The video’s accompanying frame-graph footage showed

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