Resident Evil 4 Remake Resolution vs. Framerate: Which mode to choose?

Resident Evil 4 Remake Resolution vs. Framerate: Which mode to choose?
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Written by 

Hritwik Raj


24th Mar 2023 00:00

Resident Evil 4 Remake offers two graphics modes, Resolution and Framerate, where players must choose one when they boot up the game for the first time.

Seeing the name of the graphic modes and their role in past games, players who prefer FPS in Resident Evil 4 Remake go with the Framerate mode. While on the other hand, those who prefer quality, they go with Resolution mode.

However, you may find hardly find any difference when switching between the two modes in Resident Evil 4 Remake on a PS5 or the Xbox Series X. On the contrary, the two modes are like day and night on the previous-gen consoles, like the PS4 Pro.

In the wake of all that, it may be difficult to decide which mode you should choose in Resident Evil 4 Remake. Here is a rundown of all the differences between Resolution and Framerate mode in Resident Evil 4 Remake.

Resident Evil 4 Remake Resolution Vs. Framerate: Which mode to choose?

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On the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, Resident Evil 4 Remake Resolution mode runs the game at 2160p at 60 FPS with minor dips in some areas and set pieces. If you compare the two consoles side by side, you will see the PlayStation 5 performing slightly better than the Series X.

On the other hand, when you switch to Framerate Mode, both consoles run the game at 2160p with dynamic resolution and FPS capped at 60. Then again, the Xbox Series X still suffers compared to the PlayStation 5, as we can see a few minor dips where the FPS drops to 57 to 59 in some areas.

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Turning on Ray Tracing doesn't affect the performance much on either console, as the game still targets 2160p at 60 FPS. Moreover, there are no texture-popping issues with any of the two modes. So, if you are playing Resident Evil Remake on a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X, we recommend you use the Resolution mode.

Talking about the previous-gen consoles, the base PlayStation 4 runs Resident Evil 4 Remake at 900p with variable FPS, mostly averaging around 44 to 45. That aside, no graphic mode options are available on the base PlayStation 4.

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Meanwhile, on the PS4 Pro, we have the Resolution mode. This runs Resident Evil 4 Remake at 2160p at 30 FPS with a few minor dips and rises depending on the set piece. At the same time, the Framerate mode runs the game at 60 FPS at the expense of resolution, which is dynamic 1080p.

Finally, let's talk about the Xbox Series S, one of the most underrated next-gen consoles. The Series S runs Resident Evil 4 Remake in Resolution mode at 40 FPS(variable) at 1440p. Whereas, with the Framerate mode, the game runs at 60 FPS at 1080p resolution.

Now that you know the difference between Resident Evil 4 Remake Resolution and Framerate modes, we hope choosing between the two modes is easier than before.

That concludes our guide on Resident Evil 4 Remake Resolution vs. Framerate: Which mode to choose? For more on Resident Evil 4 Remake, keep reading GGRecon.

Hritwik Raj
About the author
Hritwik Raj
Hritwik has been writing about video games, manga, and anime for more than 8 years. Some of his favourite games include The Last of Us Part II, Fallout 76, Apex Legends, Genshin Impact, and the Souls series.
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