Metro Exodus – PS5 vs PS4 Pro, Xbox Series X vs Xbox One X Comparison – Frame Rate Test

Metro Exodus - PS5 vs PS4 Pro, Xbox Series X vs Xbox One X Comparison - Frame Rate Test

The current gen upgrade for Metro Exodus is finally out now for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. To recap, Metro Exodus was a stellar looking game on PS4 Pro, Xbox One X and especially on the PC, employing best in class physical based rendering and high end ray tracing techniques on the PC version. They followed it up with an enhanced version for the PC build about a month ago, and now here we are with the upgraded version for PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles.

So how does the game perform on the current generation of consoles? Let us find out. Before we move forward, note that we analysed the performance by taking some sample scenes from the game and running it through trdrop, an open source software. Note that this tool gives us a mere demonstration of the game’s performance, because an exact 1:1 representation of performance can only be provided by the developers themselves since they have access to a vast array of tools and profilers.

Back on the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro, the game ran at a native 4K resolution 1440p resolution respectively. The game targeted 30 frames per second on both consoles and largely delivered it on that front. However, things are a tad different on current gen consoles. None of the current gen consoles runs this game at locked 4K resolution, instead what we get is a dynamic resolution for both, with Xbox Series X edging out the PS5 in that department. Regardless, both versions use temporal reconstruction and the results are stellar.

We need to consider the fact that this approach opens the door for even more graphical features. First, We get an excellent and smooth, 60 frames per second target buffer. In the scenes we tested, both versions largely stick to that target. Furthermore, both versions now have ray traced reflections and shadows, and a massive overhaul in how lighting is handled. Overall, this is a huge bump over last gen consoles, and by the way this upgrade is free for existing owners of Metro Exodus. One could easily sell this as a remaster, so credit has to be given to 4A games for following a consumer friendly policy. We will leave you with more frame rate tests and comparisons, so check them out and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. Also, let us know what game you want us to test next.


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