Destiny 2 Beta Runs at 2160p/30fps on PS4 Pro, Digital Foundry Analysis Finds
Putting the Destiny 2 Beta through its paces, Digital Foundry determined that it runs at 2160p on PlayStation 4 Pro, but “telltale signs point towards checkerboard rendering or an offshoot of it to get there.”
Their analysis adds:
At first glance, the results are impressive though, with standard pixel counting suggests full 4K resolution here, with no upscale blur. However, pixelization artefacts around particles and areas of fast motion (the gun sights are in particular) resolve at a lower resolution. In general though, it’s an effective technique and only extreme situations reveal that it’s not actually a native 4K output. It’s all the more impressive in action as Destiny also employs dynamic resolution scaling on the horizontal axis, the pixel count shifting from 3072×2160 to full-fat 3840×2160 depending on the intensity of the action.
As for the PS4 version, it runs at 1080p.
Looking at frame-rate, Digital Foundry says the Destiny 2 Beta on both PS4 and PS4 Pro runs at a mostly locked 30fps, regardless of the action on screen, with zero performance issues experienced during their time. However, they did spot a few (but barely noticeable) frame-pacing errors on both PS4 systems.
In the above video, you can see a PS4 Pro vs PS4 comparison at 3:04 and 6:29, with the frame-rate test beginning at 7:00.
Beginning tomorrow, July 21, the Destiny 2 Beta will open to all players on PS4 and Xbox One.
You can read our thoughts on the Destiny 2 Beta over here.