Sniper Elite 4's PS4 Pro Frame Rate Reaches Double Xbox One's, Says Report

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Sniper Elite 4 is out now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC--but how do the consoles fare when running Rebellion's latest marksman sim?

Well according to Digital Foundry, the two consoles and Sony's upgraded hardware, PS4 Pro, perform quite differently. The site says that while PS4 Pro's frame rate is unlocked and mostly hangs around the 45-55 FPS region, the regular PS4 and Xbox One don't quite reach the same heights.

The standard PS4's frame rate is mostly contained within the 30-40 FPS marks, but Xbox One's can't get above 30. Sniper Elite 4 is capped at 30 on Xbox One, but Microsoft's console frequently dips below that mark, and even into the high teens in particularly demanding scenes.

All three consoles render at 1080p, says Digital Foundry--including the PS4 Pro at max settings, even when connected to a 4K TV. Otherwise, the three consoles broadly look the same, save for reduced texture pop-in on PS4 Pro. Check out Digital Foundry's full video above.

Developer Rebellion detailed Sniper Elite 4's PS4 Pro support earlier in February. The company said Sony's upgraded console would deliver an "enhanced frame rate, improved lighting, and faster loading times." Rebellion also revealed details about its game's season pass details--get the lowdown here.

In our Sniper Elite 4 review, we called the game "a natural progression for the series," which is now "living up to its long-standing potential." If you're curious about other critics' thoughts on the sniping game, check out this review roundup.

Alternatively, take a look at our complete list of every PS4 Pro game that is and isn't getting an upgrade patch.

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How about do a story on how trash Sonys Pro is. Even with a patch it cant hit 60fps. Gtfoh garbage system.

http://www.polygon.com/2017/2/20/14671186/final-fantasy-15-ps4-pro-patch-performance

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Click bait drone site. The bigger headline is that the ps4 pro is incapable of running this game at 1080p 60fps. What is the point of the ps4pro when it's still weak as fyck

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@sodapoppimpski: exactly. Scorpio FTW. Why no test on an xbox s? Suspect weak journalist, trump type non truth telling lying media trolls

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Epic Fail. Click Bait. Fake News. Why compare PS4 Pro to X1?

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Well,i expect GS to compare the Scorpio with the regular ps4 next tkme

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Why are they comparing Xbox one s to pro ...that. Makes no sense ...and the pro can't even do lock 60fps at 1080p on this game wtf is the point of the pro again ...400 bucks for what this isn't even a graphically demanding game

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The XB1 and PS4 Pro are not even in the same ball park. Half the frame rate and it's doing half drawn frames resulting in the dreaded screen tear. I'm not accepting screen tear this gen. If a games tears, I won't buy it. I did the same on PS3 towards the end of last gen.

I'm really glad to see this dev pushing gameplay above all else and kicking 4K into the long grass, so the majority of gamers can get a great gaming experience. Devs should be selling games, not helping sell 4K TV's.

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More pro games should cap the res at 1080p so we get better framerates. I own a sick 1080p plasma so there is no way I'm upgrading to a cruddy way too bright lcd any time soon

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@Naylord: "Sick" "plasma" what year is this, 2002? Get with the times or stay left behind. Even if your the most dedicated videophile in no way can a plasma hang with the new led let alone oled.

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Just got a Pro and im loving it. Fallout with the Pro patch looks awesome and Nioh runs like a champ. Really enjoying it thus far, also threw a 2TB Firecuda in to get some more space and improve load times.

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What a surprise... its like saying 5000$ pc outperforms 1000$ pc

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@oskuuu:

Not really. You just quoted a $4000 difference. The price difference between the PS4 Pro and XB1 S is quite small, but the PS4 Pro is in a totally different universe. Xbox is history until the XB Scorpio arrives, so xbots may as well hibernate for a year while we are rocking on great games.

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@justerthought: must suck to be so poor you can't own more than 1 console

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The visuals on pro don't look much difference from xbox and regular PS4. Same resolution with just few visuals improvement like draw distance....

If they kept the graphics same as regular PS4, then Pro could have got more consistent 60fps

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@rabih55555:

So you're saying they both look the same , then say if they were the same the Pro could have reached 60fps. So which is it because you're talking nonsense. And all those wise words are based on viewing them via a Youtube stream with heavy video compression.

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@justerthought: suckers who believe what they are told.. how do you think Sony sold so well, blind leading the blind

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Sniper Elite 4 is very good sniper game which I want to play on this year. Second one is Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 which I waiting for to April. I hope SGW3 will be as good as SE4 or better cuz this game is great now. Of course SE4 is not perfect but I'm not expect that.

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What does XB1 trade for at GameStop? I have 2 and I'm thinking about trading before they stop accepting them (if they still do).

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@kdnist: If it's a slim, I can see selling it to someone looking for a 4k player. If OG, um good luck. I'm guessing $100 max on Craigslist, and $70-80 trade in. Ps4 is slightly higher but still in the same boat also.

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@joshrmeyer: Its a shame that it has devalued so much with all the lack of games and being underpowered overall. And we can't forget about that Kinect! You probably can't even give one of those away.

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@kdnist:

So how come it took you 3 years to realise you bought a bummer and had jumped on the wrong ship. I've been writing a ton of stuff to tell everyone how it all stacks up.

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@kdnist: I think because of how much of an improvement the Slim is from the OG, it's hurt the OGs value. Maybe there's people looking for a cheap xbox as their secondary xbox. PS seems opposite, the OG seems better than the slim lol.

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@joshrmeyer: I should have known better. Shortly after release large shrink wrapped pallets of XB1's were everywhere in Best Buy. It took awhile to see PS4's consistently in stock anywhere. I also swung and missed on the Wii U like everyone else.

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@kdnist: I'm actually enjoying my wiiU for casual gaming. Been playing Donkey Kong country released on the wii. It's almost more fun then most games ive played on ps4 lol. I just wish their prices for games would drop.

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@sellingthings: Do people still buy them? I just don't want to hold on to another console that lost all of its value. They would probably give me 1 for 1 trade on a gamecube.

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This has to be the most click-bait article ever. Oscar clearly knows nothing about tech if this surprises him ...

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Cheap clickbait headline...tries to make the ps4pro version look better

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@sladakrobot: Maybe because the Pro version is better. No pop-in on Pro version and the draw distances are ridiculous on the Pro.

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@aross2004: it looks and runs better than the x1 version but its not as good as it should be

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@sladakrobot: It's probably held back because of standard ps4, but you're right, it's not as good as it should be.

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All this tells me is that the game is not scaled well to any of its consoles. If they could make it locked or increase resolution to the Pro then I'll be genuinely surprised.

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I can't imagine playing a sniper game without good fps. Well, I can if I go way back to Goldeneye.

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Were comparing XBone with PS4 Pro now? And amazingly enough the pro performs better. God.

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Ps4 pro hahaha