PlayStation’s Spectral Super Resolution (PSSR) is Aiming for 4K 120FPS & 8K 60FPS

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PlayStation’s new Spectral Super Resolution (PSSR), which will first be integrated into the PlayStation 5 Pro is internally aiming for 4K 120 FPS and 8K 60FPS console gaming, Insider Gaming has learned.

The news comes following this week’s leaks of the PS5 Pro, which revealed that the PlayStation 5 Pro (codenamed Trinity) will be incorporating PSSR to upscale to higher resolutions. Currently, PSSR works on SKD 9.00 in the PlayStation 5 Pro to bring 4K resolutions.

Insider Gaming has also revealed more specifications on the upcoming PlayStation 5 Pro, which you can read here.

Outlined in documents provided to Insider Gaming under the condition that they are not made public, PlayStation’s ambitions with PSSR is to achieve 4K 120FPS and 8K 60FPS. Whilst these are not the targets for the PS5 Pro due to hardware limitations, it is the internal goal for PSSR in future console iterations. The PlayStation 5 Pro PSSR currently supports 3840×2160 and is currently aiming for 4K 60 FPS and 8K 30FPS, but it’s unclear if those internal milestones can be passed.

PSSR Memory Requirements is roughly 250MB; 180MB from the PSML Library and 64MB from the game.

Two Case Studies for two unnamed first-party games include:

Game 1

Target – image quality close to Fidelity Mode (1800p) with Performance Mode FPS (60 FPS)

Standard PlayStation 5 –

  • Performance Mode – 1080p at 60FPS
  • Fidelity Mode – 1800p at 30FPS

PlayStation 5 Pro –

  • 1440p at 60FPS (PSSR used)

Game 2

Target – Add Raytracing to gameplay

Standard PlayStation 5 achieved 60FPS without raytracing, and PlayStation 5 Pro achieved 60FPS with Raytracing.

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  1. Well it won’t hit it at all. These current gen were supposed to hit 60fps 4k in games and yet the vast majority of games are still stuck at 30fps. Also 8k yeah not happening Playstation tell another good joke.

      1. if ive learnt anything in my life is to never doubt anything. With such cheap prices on playstations, that performance is expected. but, the pssr engine combined with the speculated gpu of the ps5 pro being the rx 7800, 4k 120 is not looking too far off

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