How to instantly improve FPS on the PS5 with one setting

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With the launch of the new console generation, players are desperate to get their hands on the latest hardware. For those lucky enough to pick up a PS5, there is one setting everyone should change to get the best performance out of their machine: Performance Mode.

2020 has been an incredible year for gamers. For some, the launch of the new console generation is the most exciting release this year.

Both Sony and Microsoft released their latest consoles – the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, respectively – which have sold out instantly whenever new stock is made available.

These new sets of hardware have brought players closer to the functionality of a PC than ever before. For those playing on Sony’s PlayStation 5, there is one specific setting that should be enabled to maximize the console’s performance across all games.

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The new generation of hardware narrows the gap between consoles and PC.

How to get the best performance on PS5

For those who picked up a new PS5 console and are looking for the best in-game settings, there is one important option to configure in the system: Performance Mode.

Players should follow these steps to access the PS5’s settings and enable Performance Mode:

  1. From the PS5 main menu, go to Settings
  2. In Settings, go to Saved Data and Game/App Settings
  3. Choose Game Presets
  4. Under the Performance Mode or Resolution Mode option, enable Performance Mode

After configuring the system this way, any game will automatically play in Performance Mode. While Resolution Mode targets the best image quality when playing, Performance Mode ensures all games will max out their FPS (frames per second), regardless of the title.

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The PS5 offers many new settings for players, including Performance Mode.

Benefits of Performance Mode on PS5

While some gamers prefer picture quality and higher resolutions when playing cinematic titles or enjoying a 4k display, in many competitive titles – Call of Duty, Apex Legends, and CS:GO to name a few – players will opt for better in-game performance and an edge over the competition.

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With Performance Mode enabled the PS5 will target the highest possible FPS for every game played on the console, saving players the hassle of configuring each game individually.

While some titles may be restricted to a certain FPS threshold, the new console generation has specifically targeted higher framerates of 60, and even 120 FPS in some cases. Enabling Performance Mode will help PS5 players make sure their hardware is ready to face off against any opponent.

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S are now available, depending on inventory availability at specific retailers.