"Games that have a variable frame rate may benefit from a higher frame rate, and load times may be shorter in some games too". "Turn this off if you experience unexpected behaviour during gameplay", reads the description of a screenshot. Which, will allow for greater resource usage on older titles running on PS4 Pro hardware.
Since PlayStation 4 Pro is compatible with all PS4 games, older titles will already perform better on it even if they have not been optimized by the developer for PS4 Pro.
PlayStation 4 Firmware 4.5, which is about to go in to beta, will support external hard drives.
Boost mode won't work for every game, and there may be occasions when the difference is so small that it goes unnoticed. The manufacturer has confirmed to the website The Verge that this new mode "increases the CPU clock speed and GPU in order to improve playing conditions on some PS4 titles released prior to the launch of the PS4 Pro".
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"Boost Mode" - or "Beast Mode", because it just sounds better - is an option that will be available in the settings menu once the new firmware is installed.
Aside from "Boost Mode", the upcoming firmware update version 4.50 also adds support for external HDD to all PS4 models, remodeled menus, and will enable players to watch 3D Blu-rays in PlayStation VR.
Right now, the PS4 4.50 update is in beta testing and currently we are in the second phase of this or beta 2. At 7.2lbs (3.3kg), the Pro is 2.6lbs (1.2kg) heavier than the Slim and features more ports, including an extra USB slot and Optical output. To those who own an HDR capable 4K resolution TVs, owning a PS4 Pro might be worth their money since standard 1080p resolution TVs won't reap the benefits of the upgraded PS4 Pro. Plenty of PS4 games are still coming out now that don't take advantage of the Pro's beefed up power.