Why Can't PS5 Do 4k 60 FPS? [True Facts Explained 2024]

Written By Farhan Max

Gaming has changed over the years. Remember those days when we used to play games with only 30 FPS or so? Not going to lie; I have played GTA San Andreas on 15 FPS. Yes, that is bad!

The crazy thing about that is I loved that game anyway.

But now, the gaming industry has changed so much that Even 60 FPS on the highest resolution is not enough.why-cant-ps5-do-4k-videos-at-60fps

Why can’t ps5 do 4k 60fps?

PlayStation 5 cannot directly pull off 4k 60 FPS simply because of hardware limitations. 4k resolution takes a lot of VRAM to process, and hardly any graphics card can do 4k 60 FPS with Ray Tracing enabled. However, PlayStation 5 can pull off 4k 60 FPS on many games.

If you have a 4k panel, you need to know whether or not your gaming device can output 60 FPS on 4k.

As a PlayStation 5 enthusiast, I am here to help you with all of your queries.

So keep reading till the end to get your desired solution.

Can the PS5 run at 60fps?

PlayStation 5 can run 4k at 60 FPS in specific games. You can play most PlayStation exclusives at 4k 60 FPS. But the PlayStation 5 can’t automatically upscale the gaming resolution to 4K. Also, many gaming studios enrolled updates about games running at 4k 60 FPS on PS5.

Most games will run at 1080p 60 FPS if you have an FHD panel and 4k 30 FPS on a 4k panel. But yes, some games will still be needing updates to play on 60 FPS.

Luckily there are many games out there that can pull off 4k at 60 FPS when the PlayStation 5 came out. You can play God of war on 60 FPS on 4k resolution. And that game looks epic. Hoping for another mind-blowing Norse mythology adventure on the new God of war, Ragnarok. And many sources are claiming that the game will be playable at 4k 120 FPS on PlayStation 5.

Don’t get super excited, PlayStation 4 users! You guys should be happy that you can play this on PlayStation 5. But you have used the PlayStation 4 for a long time, and it is big time you move onto the PlayStation 5.

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Another game that runs 4k 60 FPS on PlayStation 5 is Ghost of Tsushima. But you have to pay an additional 10$ for an upgrade which will enable 4k 60 FPS on PlayStation 5 if you previously bought the game on PlayStation 4. And if you didn’t buy the game before then, you can directly buy the Director’s cut, which will also come with the DLC. If you want to be on a psychedelic trip, then you should get the IKI island expansion.god-of-war-ps5-4k

You can also play the PlayStation exclusives Bloodborne on the PlayStation 5 at 4k 60 FPS. Luckily these games are free when you get your PlayStation 5, but you need to have the PS Plus subscription for the game vault to unlock. You will get amazing games like Uncharted 4, Last of Us Remastered, Batman Arkham knight, and so on. But sadly, Uncharted four still doesn’t support 4k 60 FPS.

But Sony is releasing the Uncharted thieves collection on the PlayStation 5 and PC, which will enable Uncharted four and the lost legacy to run at 4k 60 FPS. The good thing is the game is coming to PC. And trust me, you all pc gamers, you guys are in for a treat. But charging extra money from people who already had the game on PlayStation 4? For what Sony? Just for the resolution upgrade and ray tracing! Not a nice move, sony.

You can also play the Assassin’s creed Valhalla on 60 FPS and the upcoming Call of Duty Game Vanguard on 4k 60 FPS. There are still a lot of games out there with 4k 60 FPS support on PlayStation 5. You should check them out before getting your hands on the PlayStation 5.

Do Any PS5 Games Run At 120fps?

Yes, the PlayStation 5 can handle any games running at 120 FPS. If you are playing on 1080p, then most games will run at 120 FPS. Also, some games out there can pull off 120 FPS on 4k resolution in PlayStation 5.

Before moving into 120 FPS on 1080p support, let’s talk about games that support 4k 120 FPS on PlayStation 5.

There are currently three popular games out there that can play 4K 120 FPS on PlayStation 5. You can play Rogue Company on PlayStation 5 that supports 120 FPS and dynamic 4k Resolution. Monster Boy and the cursed kingdom can be playable at 120 FPS 4k Resolution on PlayStation 5. Also, you will get 120 FPS at native 4k support on the centipede recharged game.

Now coming back to games that will run at 120 FPS 1080p on PlayStation 5. Trust there are plenty of AAA title games that support 120 FPS on PlayStation 5. It will be easier for you guys to understand if I list the top ones.

Here is the list of Games that Supports 120 FPS on PlayStation 5:

Game NameFPSResolution
Call of Duty: Vanguard1201080p
Destiny 21201080p
DOOM Eternal1201080p
Rainbow Six Siege1201080p
Nioh Collection1201080p
Devil May Cry V: Special Edition1201080p
Rocket League1201080p
Borderlands 31201080p
Dirt 51201080p

Can PS5 do 4K 60FPS with ray tracing?

PlayStation 5 cannot do 4k 60 FPS with ray tracing enabled because of hardware limitations. However, some games can hit 60 FPS on 4k with ray tracing enabled.

The PlayStation 5 features AMD’s RDNA 2 GPU architecture, which is equal to, if not superior to, the RX5700 XT. It has 16 GB of GDDR6 RAM and the new Xtreme Bandwidth architecture. It has a peak performance of 10.2 TFLOPs and supports the latest ray-tracing technique.

The PlayStation 5 cannot output 60FPS on 4k resolution with ray tracing enabled. Hardly any graphics card out there can pull that off. If not 3080TI, maybe, but you also need to spend big for other PC parts to get 60 FPS with ray tracing enabled.

PlayStation 5 only can run games in performance mode or the quality mode. You will get the highest FPS in performance mode, sometimes cutting down the resolution or ray tracing. In quality mode, you will get a ray tracing option with fantastic visuals with the limitations of FPS.

For instance, In Assassins creed Valhalla if you are playing in performance mode, you will get around 60 FPS on 4k but with no ray tracing. But if you play on quality mode, then you will get around 30 FPS in 4k with ray tracing enabled. Xbox series XIS runs similarly.

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But there are few games out there that can hit 60 FPS with ray tracing enabled. Returnal is one of them. Returnal can be playable at 60FPS with ray tracing at 4k. Leaks around the gaming studios are that Resident Evil Village, with their new updates, can hit up to 60 FPS with ray tracing at 4k.returnal-ps5

Also, you can play Spiderman Miles Morales at 4k 60 FPS with ray tracing enabled. Also, the new Ratchet and Clank can be playable at 4k 60 FPS with ray tracing mode on.

Spider-Man Miles Morales and Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart both included ray-traced performance graphic settings that let their games run at an upscaled 4K resolution with ray-tracing at a smooth 60fps.

But some games are cutting the Ray-Tracing option to run the games at 4k 60 FPS. Far Cry 6 is one of them. It might be a bummer to some people, but for me, I can cut it out for smooth 60 FPS because, with HDR, the game will look great on 4k 60 FPS. I also believe in the future, with more software upgrades, PlayStation 5 will have 60 FPS at 4k with Ray Tracing.

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Final Thoughts

PlayStation 5 came out only in 2020. There are a lot of people out there eagerly waiting for their PlayStation 5.

Hopefully, when the PlayStation 4 is totally done and dusted, the game developers will move forward to make the best out of the PlayStation 5.

I hope this guide can answer your queries, and if you still have any questions, you can always reach out to us.

About The Author
Farhan Max is a tech geek with a particular interest in computer hardware. He's been fascinated by gaming since childhood and is now completing his undergraduate studies while researching and testing the latest tech innovations. Alongside his love for all things geeky, Farhan is also a skilled photographer.


  1. What an incredibly overhyped status symbol the PS5 is. Impossible to find at MSRP yet still a weak toy. Even Sony sees the need to port their games to PC so owning a PooStation5 is only for people who make poor purchases!


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