Sony reveals new graphics modes for God of War: Ragnarok

Sony reveals new graphics modes for God of War: Ragnarok
Russell Kidson

Russell Kidson

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God of War: Ragnarok is set to release soon, on the 9th of November 2022. In preparation for the PS4 and PS5 releases, Sony Interactive Entertainment has revealed brand new graphics modes for both consoles. 

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Unfortunately, if you have a standard PS4, you’re up a creek without a paddle. You’ll only be able to play GoW: Ragnarok in standard mode; 1080p hoping to reach 30 FPS. With the PS4 Pro, you have more options as you’ll be able to aim as high as 1656p and unlocked 30 FPS. This means that you’ll be able to run the game at frame rates higher than 30. If you opt for quality over performance, you’ll be drifting around 1440p. 

However, should you have the next-gen PS5 console, you’ve got more options than you’ll know what to do with. Here, you’ll be able to maximize performance and soar at 4K resolution and 60 FPS. Or, you can favor quality and still run the game at 4K while attaining around 30 FPS. 

You’ve also got the option to favor performance and a higher frame rate (HFR) which will see you running the game at around 1440p and 60 FPS or higher. Then there’s the option to favor performance, HFR, and variable refresh rate (VRR), but that largely produces the same results as above. 

There’s no indication of what graphics modes will be hitting the PC version of the game when it arrives, but we can assume it’ll be on par with that of the PS5 or a little below. The issue with PC gaming, though, is that it requires a higher capital outlay on the player’s part to achieve the same performance. To achieve a comparable performance from a PC, you need to consider the price of the graphics card, which should be at least equivalent to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060.

Sony reveals new graphics modes for God of War Ragnarok

You also need to think about the RAM sticks, hard drive, motherboard, higher-end screen, cooling system, power supply and electrical costs, and processor. All of these components need to be able to support the weight of your desired graphics mode, which comes at quite a premium. Therefore, it’s cheaper to invest in a console. 

In other news, we have more information about the armor system for God of War: Ragnarok.

Russell Kidson

Russell Kidson

I hail from the awe-inspiring beauty of South Africa. Born and raised in Pretoria, I've always had a deep interest in local history, particularly conflicts, architecture, and our country's rich past of being a plaything for European aristocracy. 'Tis an attempt at humor. My interest in history has since translated into hours at a time researching everything from the many reasons the Titanic sank (really, it's a wonder she ever left Belfast) to why Minecraft is such a feat of human technological accomplishment. I am an avid video gamer (Sims 4 definitely counts as video gaming, I checked) and particularly enjoy playing the part of a relatively benign overlord in Minecraft. I enjoy the diverse experiences gaming offers the player. Within the space of a few hours, a player can go from having a career as an interior decorator in Sims, to training as an archer under Niruin in Skyrim. I believe video games have so much more to teach humanity about community, kindness, and loyalty, and I enjoy the opportunity to bring concepts of the like into literary pieces.

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