Digital Foundry Article Technical Discussion [2020]

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  1. Globalisateur

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    Well, I disagree. It is an issue. We don't know when they will finally enable VRR (remember the folders on PS4...) and we don't know if the update will retroactively enable VRR in those first games.
     
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    I think camera motion in those "cinematic sequences" would look weird. More generally, VRR works better at higher framerates - below 60 it may not be all that effective.
     
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    Haha that’s true. Sorry you’re right I’m being too harsh. Each game will need to do what it projected to be.
    But fanboys should pick their battlegrounds better aside from just choosing marginal and largely irrelevant wins.
     
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    "Confirming that RT *is* enabled in Xbox Series S - it's actually a download option that didn't download. We'll produce an update on this ASAP, plus investigate the PS5 perf drops further."​

     
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    I'll leave you to explain that to them :lol2:
     
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    Well it is an issue. But only if someone can issue an update that suddenly makes all TV's support VRR as well. Until that happens it's an issue of totally, statistically, insignificant proportions. Unless of course you just need something to faux rage over because it's a slow news day or something.
     
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    lol I can't that's why I'm here and not there. They take the Vin Disel method: Winning by an inch or a mile, winning is winning. And if you lose you are granny double clutching.

    I would be surprised if DF can lock down why PS5 is dropping. Random drops are the hardest to figure out, I would just blame poor optimization/tools here.
     
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    Odd to have it as a downloadable option. Wouldn't the other way around be better for saving storage?
     
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    It's complicated. It's an option so users can minimize the storage space. Seems like some difficulty in getting it working etc.



     
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    considering how little available room there is and how large COD is; I suppose this is fair. Curious to see results if they can get it to work.
     
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    On PC freesync/vrr is a game changer even below 60fps. For me at least.
     
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    XSS RT optional download is 12.2GB.(edit: just updated with actual figure)

    So I think that not only having it as option but also as a selectable download is great.
    Only few hours ago I was whinging about lack of options on the XSS.
     
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    Missing effects in the XsX version of COD (120 mode)
     

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    The dips certainly look like bugs.
    Maybe because the way it dropped performance wasn't really logical and then there was proof that PS5 did perfectly fine on that scene in other instances.
     
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    This game (COD) is another example of higher performance on PS5 in CPU limited scenes (120fps) while actually displaying more effects than the XSX version.
     
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    thats sounds more like a sign that the XSX is bottlenecked for 120fps on the GPU side than proving it's a CPU item.
     
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    It feels like both Sony and Microsoft need to do a bit more to improve game asset transparency for these cross-generational games. I've read more than a few accounts of people playing the PS4 versions of games on their PS5. :runaway:
     
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    patches of grass seem to be procedurally placed, and not like for like, muzzleflash can be seen in other playthoughs.
    For the fire, due to the dynamic nature of the scenes, could be just that.
     
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    I haven't done a magnifying glass test; but both at their maximum recording settings do a fairly good job at capturing, seems like very little loss. When you use the 'record last 15 second bit' the bitrate falls off dramatically.
     
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    I sort of forget who was asking on this forum:
    DF will only release H264 if the movie size is small. Likely going forward, you'll see only HVEC since everything is going 4K HDR.
     
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