PS4 Linux: PSXITA Team and developer Mircoho improve Linux performance on PS4 Pro
Team PSXITA have worked with developer Mircoho to fix performance issues of PS4 Linux on PS4 Pro on recent firmwares. They have released* binaries that should work as well as, if not better than, their equivalent on regular PS4s.
As strange as it might sound, Linux tends to be slower on PS4 Pro than regular PS4s. This is mostly for historical reasons, as the folks behind the original Linux support for PS4 (Team Fail0verflow, in particular Marcan who’s now working on Linux support for Apple Silicon) worked on regular PS4s.
The PS4 Pro has multiple significant differences from the PS4, and as such the Linux ports we’ve been using are critically under optimized for the PS4 Pro.
A couple weeks ago, PSXITA have released new binaries that finally make Linux run reasonably fast on the PS4 Pro. It’s still not taking full advantage of the console’s extra power, but according to the devs this should be quite acceptable now.
Developer and tester saya shared a video of the performance tests, showcasing screenshots of popular benchmark tool Unigine Heaven:
Those of you running Linux on their PS4 Pro might want to give it a try.
Download Linux Payloads for PS4 Pro
As a reminder, you’ll need a Hacked PS4 in order to run Linux.
* And yes, a disclaimer, this release happened roughly two weeks ago. We sometimes miss the cool stuff