VIDEO | PS4 Thursday, November 10, 2016 | 5:15 PM

The other PS4 Pro modes of RofTR

The other PS4 Pro modes of RofTR

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration does not only feature 4K resolution on PS4 Pro, but ads 2 other graphics settings to choose from. You can either play the game with more details at 1080p/30fps or enhance the framerate (still at 1080p), by simply unlocking it. As you'll see, neither solution is absolutely perfect, but it's nice to be given the choice.

PS4 Pro Enriched Visuals
PS4 Pro High Framerate
High FPS mode - Analysis #1
High FPS mode - Analysis #2

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Commented on 2016-11-10 18:23:42
Thanks for the videos, especially for the framerate analysis.

Those videos show a lot of encoding artifacts though (no offense).

Luckily though, there is a solution to improve this, you can find it in the forum:

http://www.gamersyde.com/forum_vp9_video_opus_audi...
Commented on 2016-11-10 23:52:41
colour me unimpressed. the enhanced quality mode looks no where near as detailed as uncharted 4 on a standard ps4 with half the power..
Commented on 2016-11-10 23:53:59 In reply to Arkz
Also the 60 mode seems to have a lot of trouble staying at 60. some bits are just choppy, they should have made it be a 60/30 switch instead of it trying to run at like 45
Commented on 2016-11-11 04:18:56
I got a ps4 pro today and the biggest difference i noticed between 1080p 30 and 60 mode was anisotropic filtering. In the main menus just look at the carpet in lara's room and there is a big difference. I wish enriched visuals mode had better AA though
Commented on 2016-11-11 06:17:34 In reply to userxyz
I've read the forum thread you posted, I thought the same too at the beginning of this year, but after a couple of days' research, I too found out that while H.265 and VP9 are vastly superior encoders, they're really time consuming on even the most powerful of PCs even for 1080p - 4k is infeasible right now.

I also would love to see mostly H.265/VP9, 10-bit color, FLAC audio (at least from a 5.1 source, if a 7.1 one isn't available) videos not just here on Gamersyde, but on the internet overall. Though I realize we're a good 10-20 years from that happening. H.264 is just too easy-of-use, fast and extremely convenient right now, plus a lot of devices still don't support H.265 properly, let alone VP9.

PS. What truly irks me though is how almost everyone only cares about video quality and the audio quality could go to hell - not saying you or Gamersyde are like this, I mean everyone else. It's truly sad watching 4k videos with 50-100 Mbps bitrate, but with only 2.0 Stereo audio at low bitrates - like all of Digital Foundry's 4k videos, and it will even be a paid service.

Digital Foundry's Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 Pro vs Titan X Pascal sample's settings:

Duration: 2:09
Size: 823MB
Video settings: 3840x2160, 59.94fps, 53.3mbps h.264
Audio settings: AAC 2.0, 160kbs, 48000Hz

https://www.digitalfoundry.net/2016-11-07-free-sam...

I'm sure people who work with music/sounds (sound engineers, composers, etc), audiophiles, or just love music in general also feel this way. I have a really nice 7.1 system, but outside of a few movies and even fewer TV shows in Blu-Ray, most are 5.1 audio only. Only games fully take advantage of it, but not always.

I can even notice the difference between FLAC and MP3 (at 320 kb/s) with some of the soundtracks that GOG.com provides for many games. Even though I really like Digital Foundry, 160 kb/s Stereo is just taking the piss!
Commented on 2016-11-11 14:01:01 In reply to Sdarts
Posted by Sdarts
I've read the forum thread you posted
Why haven't you posted your answer on the proper forum thread then ;)? Let's discuss this in the forum thread, not in a Tomb Raider video comment section ;).
Commented on 2016-11-11 16:08:23 In reply to userxyz
Sorry, man. That completely passed over my head, I don't think I have ever posted on the forums, though I could be wrong. Not because I don't like them, but it just never happened.
Commented on 2016-11-11 16:53:14 In reply to Arkz
Posted by Arkz
Also the 60 mode seems to have a lot of trouble staying at 60. some bits are just choppy, they should have made it be a 60/30 switch instead of it trying to run at like 45
Sure lol. It runs at 58 fps average, that is freaking amazing for a console.
Commented on 2016-11-11 16:54:43 In reply to Sdarts
Posted by Sdarts
Sorry, man. That completely passed over my head, I don't think I have ever posted on the forums, though I could be wrong. Not because I don't like them, but it just never happened.
As a matter of fact, when you post in the comment section of a video, you _are_ posting in the forum, see:

http://www.gamersyde.com/forum_the_other_ps4_pro_m...

;)

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