The PlayStation 4 Pro isn’t performing on-par what with most console gamers expected. This gets even more apparent as the folks at Digital Foundry discovered that the performance increase of Batman: Return to Arkham is rather insignificant on Sony’s latest flagship console.
Based on Digital Foundry’s findings, it is said that Batman: Return to Arkham merely managed a 6fps increase (on some scenes in the game) on the PS4 Pro and no quality increase, which is odd. Whilst it’s still hard to determine what exactly is the ‘limiting factor’ of this console, some sources are already pointing fingers at the dated AMD Jaguar CPU for causing a performance bottleneck.
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Consider that the PlayStation 4 Pro is equipped with a Radeon Polaris-based GPU, which is estimated to be twice as powerful as the GPU used in the original PS4. In contrast, the AMD Jaguar CPU was only overclocked from 1.6GHz from 2.1GHz. This is in addition to the processor being very, very old.
Of course, not all games are showing insignificant improvements on the PS4 Pro. In fact, games like Rise of the Tomb Raider and Uncharted 4 have tremendous improvements on the upgraded console. One thing to keep in mind here is that both aforementioned games were developed extensively for the PS4 Pro, which explains their notable performance increase.