Hundreds of thousands of people have already been enjoying their PlayStation 5 for several days. Although Sony has managed to offer an attractive catalog of launch exclusives, it is also clear that the console hit the market without some features that many users are looking forward to as soon as possible. One of them is the support for Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), which is present in the Xbox Series X / S.
Fortunately, Sony confirmed in the PlayStation 5 FAQ that the aforementioned support will reach the console. Variable refresh rate will be added via software updateHowever, they did not specify the date they will launch the update. They also made it clear that this feature can only be used in games or compatible televisions. The latter are usually those with entry HDMI 2.1.
The PS5 supports VRR through HDMI 2.1. After a future system software update, PS5 owners will be able to use the VRR function of compatible TVs when playing games with VRR support.
What is the VRR?
El Variable Refresh Rate Allows a TV or monitor to adapt to the console’s frame rate. For example, if a game is running at 120 FPS, but at certain times it drops to 100 FPS, the VRR automatically makes the TV match its refresh rate at 100 Hz. Without VRR, annoying phenomena such as “Screen Tearing”, a visual glitch that shows a horizontal line due to images being processed at a different frequency and cannot be synchronized.
Evidently, VRR is not necessary when the frame rate is always fixed. But in the titles next-genEven in some proposals that are already available today, it will be more common for the frame rate to vary depending on the elements displayed on the screen. Let us remember that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X manage to offer rates of up to 120 FPS, so a proposal like VRR becomes essential in this generation. Of course, these benefits on consoles are possible as long as you have a TV / monitor with HDMI 2.1.
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