19 Jul 2021 9:44 AM +00:00

When Will PS5 Support 1440p? Here's What We Know

The big update for PS5, which allows owners to store their next-gen games on external hard drives has been and gone, and now we're all itching to know when the console will support 1440p native?

It's been in demand for some time as the console itself (for now) can only output in 1080p or 4K resolution.

1440p for many is seen as a bit of a sweet spot when it comes to getting fast fps and solid resolution, especially if you pick the right screen size for gaming.

Let's take a look at what we know so far, and exactly when we could expect the PS5 to be updated with 1440p support.

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When Will PS5 Support 1440p?

At this stage, news is unfortunately thin on the ground, despite the demand, however, there are some nuggets of information out there that could give us some hope, at least.

There have been reports referencing an interview last year with PlayStation platform boss Hideaki Nishino and PlayStation hardware boss Masayasu Ito for the Japanese publication AV Watch.

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In the interview, Masayasu Ito is reported to say that 'there's no technological problem at all' in relation to having 1440p support, which could spell good news for the future.

But without an official announcement from Sony themselves, we'll have to keep our ear pressed closely to the ground.

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What's So Great About 1440p?

You may be wondering why the demand is so high for 1440p monitors, especially since the PS5 is capable of running at 4K.

The answer is largely around three areas: fps, resolution and price.

FPS

At the moment, one of the best ways to access high framerates is by 'sacrificing' resolution.

If you wanted 120 fps for instance, but don't have an HDMI 2.1 monitor or TV, then one possible option is reducing the visual output resolution to 1080p and combining it with the right monitor.

Currently, the Xbox Series X can output in 1440p, leaving some PS5 owners without the option.

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Resolution

But surely 4K looks better? Well, you'd be surprised.

Many gamers aren't playing on enormous screens, especially those who are playing competitively, so a 1440p resolution on let's say a 27" monitor, can look brilliantly clear thanks to the laws of pixel density.

The same goes for a 1080p image on a smaller screen too.

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Price

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On the whole, 1440p monitors are a sort of mid-ground in terms of cost and performance, with some of the best 1440p gaming monitors coming in at around $350.

Even if you've secured a PS5, you may not want to shell out for the latest and greatest monitor just yet, especially if you can potentially get high fps and decent resolution with something cheaper in the future.

Should You Get A 1440p Monitor For PS5?

Now that's the big question!

At the moment, we'd say hold on until more information is announced.

Since PS5 outputs at either 1080p or 4K, what you could find is that the resolution will be upscaled from 1080p to fit your display, which may not look so great.

If you're after a monitor for PS5, check out some of our top picks below, and for all the latest, be sure to check back in with us soon.

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