PSXITA, the team behind one of the best distros for Linux, PSXITARCH, released the latest batch of Linux payloads for PS4 on 9.00. They claim that these payloads increase GPU performance. In their article unveiling the payloads, they claim that the payloads increased FPS by 11-13 when checked on Unigine Heaven benchmark.
In essence, these latest Linux payloads increase GPU performance on PS4, atleast on paper. We will put that to test.
PSXITA’s latest Linux payloads for PS4 9.00: What’s new?
From what the team says, patches provided by the dev, eeply were missing from the earlier payloads. And, according to them, it caused a reduction in FPS during gameplay. So, they have updated the source tree and consequently the payloads, with these patches.
Here is an image from the team showing the benchmark findings with the new payloads:-
For those of you who are interested, here is the article by the team, translated to English.
PSXITA has provided these payloads in .BIN format, which can be sent to the PS4 using a payload injector. You may download the relevant payloads below. The MD5 of each of these has been provided for assurance.
- 1GB VRAM Payload (MD5 -460280d069482b9aa0a9c6a89a93a714)
- 2GB VRAM Payload (MD5 – 1852c4d098cdf0043a58da0c07aade42)
- 3GB VRAM Payload (MD5 – 997deca89bdd6c648f4b1b604160cad8)
4GB VRAM Payload (MD5 – 85e4ab640fe63817f7e724a73e5ea17)
5GB VRAM Payload (MD5 – 607caf84aa508ff5dfe63e43d46f760f)
How to use latest Linux payloads by PSXITA on PS4?
I know it’s not easy or convenient for many of you to be injecting the payload using a PC every time. So, I recomment using developer, Karo Sharifi’s exploit host at karo218.ir. He has already updated his exploit host with these latest payloads. But, remember that for these payloads to load, you will need to be on firmware 9.00.
And, if you are using his host, make sure to clear cache and browser data
The instructions for loading it remain the same as earlier. Just to brush up your memory, here they are.
- On your PS4, load GoldHEN first.
- Connect USB drive containing Linux.
- Load the Linux payload of your choice.
Does the latest Linux payload increase gaming performance on PS4 Linux?
In my testing, I found very minimal performance increase in a game, i.e., around 1-2 FPS. The dev, Nazky’s findings are similar too. But, I will be testing this more to see if there’s any merit to these new payloads. Stay tuned!
I would suggest the user to try different games with the payload to see if there’s any performance change too. And, please comment below with your findings.