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Gran Turismo 7 PS4 vs. PS5 Comparison: Is There A Massive Leap In Visuals?

Gran Turismo 7 is another cross-generation game that is available for both PS4 and PS5. Is it finally time to upgrade to the PS5 with this game?

Polyphony Digital has done a great job on the cross-generation release. Gran Turismo 7 runs at a resolution of 4K on PS5 and 1800p on the PS4 Pro. It drops down to 1080p on the PS4, but all three versions run the game at 60 FPS. While they might not offer a constant 60 FPS based on various factors like weather conditions and the number of cars on tracks, they do run at a decent performance overall.

So the question might be, do you really need to upgrade to the PS5 when the game already runs at 60 FPS on the PS4. The answer depends on how tolerant you are to load times. The game can take almost an entire minute to load on the PS4 and PS4 Pro, but it stays under 10 seconds on the PS5. This itself is a massive improvement.

There are two different modes offered on the PS5. The first one is a ray-tracing mode that might sound exciting at first, but this mode apparently only allows ray-traced reflections in replays, photo mode, and some of the in-game menus. In other words, there is no ray tracing during general gameplay. It is a bit of an odd choice to offer this option in a separate mode, but there’s that.

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Aside from that, the performance mode is also available that drops the ray-tracing completely and instead uses standard reflections during replays. Both of these modes run at 60 FPS but they don’t manage to quite stay locked 60 FPS based on some stress tests. Still, the performance overall is better on the PS5 than the PS4.

Since the game is slightly expensive on the PS5, you can continue to stick with your PS4 if you don’t mind the long load times. If you want to see better visuals and performance, the PS5 version is available for $69.99 but you also need to get the console first.

Greg Martin

Writer in his spare time and full time mechanical Engineer.

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