Ghostwire Tokyo Resolution and Frame Rate, PS5 vs. PC Comparison
Ghostwire Tokyo is out on March 25. If you are planning to pick the game on PC or PS5, you might be wondering which platform is best for it.
Ghostwire Tokyo is a highly competent release on the PS5. It provides a wealth of options for users so they can tweak the experience as they like, e.g offering a performance mode for 60 FPS or a high frame rate mode for up to 120 FPS. There is also a quality mode that runs at 30 FPS with the visuals cranked to the max.
Given all these different modes, one might be wondering how well the PS5 version stacks next to the PC version. Surprisingly, it is pretty close between both versions. You can obviously get the best bang for your buck on PC if you have the power for it, but PS5 owners can also enjoy the beautiful ray-tracing used for reflections and shadows.
Ghostwire Tokyo runs at around 1800p resolution in Quality mode on the PS5. This is with the ray-tracing enabled so you get better reflections and shadows in this mode. Dropping down to the performance mode, the resolution has been reported at 1440p with a 60 FPS frame rate. You lose ray-tracing support in this mode so unfortunately there is a compromise here.
If you want to get the ray-tracing with a higher frame rate, your best bet is the high frame rate mode that runs at up to 120 FPS. This also offers two modes, one is the Quality mode and the other is a Performance mode. Just like the regular modes, the Quality mode with a high frame rate enables ray-tracing but drops the resolution to 1080p. The performance mode also runs at a similar resolution without ray-tracing.
Now you might be wondering what is the use of this high frame rate performance mode. Well, for starters, it is not possible to hit 120 FPS constantly with the quality mode, so the performance mode does attempt to get there in whatever capacity it can. Be warned though as there is terrible screen tearing in this mode.
Lastly, you can also pick a vsync high frame rate mode that drops the screen tearing. It is an ideal way to experience if you want the best performance without the visual downgrade.
For the PC version, take a look at the Ghostwire Tokyo PC requirements first. You get better shadows and ray-tracing along with DLSS support on PC, so it is not a bad port.