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PS4 Pro 'boost mode' runs unpatched PS4 games more smoothly
3 February 2017, 7:54 pm

UPDATE 3/2/17 7:52pm: Since publishing this story, the 4.5 system software update has started to roll out in volume to beta testers, and we can fully confirm that boost mode is indeed a real feature coming to PlayStation 4 Pro users. Digital Foundry will be putting this feature through its paces as soon as possible. In the meantime, here's a look at the option as it appears on the English version of the firmware.

Original story: Sony has revealed new details for its new system software 4.5 update, including long-awaited support for external hard drives, but if reports online are to be believed, it seems that the new firmware also adds 'boost mode' support to PlayStation 4 Pro, allowing non-patched standard PS4 games to tap into the power of the new hardware.

The news comes via a screenshot we first saw on NeoGAF, reproduced below, which appears to originate from a Japanese version of the 4.5 beta. The relevant text, along with a translation provided by DF staffer John Linneman is below:

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