18 Nov 2021 11:03 AM +00:00 UTC

Does PS5 Support VRR? Here's What We Know

If you're in the market for a PS5, or you're lucky enough to own one, you may be wondering if it supports VRR, but as with all things gaming tech, the answer isn't so black and white.

With Sony rolling out some welcome surprises recently, including a recent update that allows for internal storage expansion, we're watching closely for any movement with regards to VRR.

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Here's what we know to date, and whether you should start getting excited, or managing your expectations...

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PS5 VRR Support

The most recent update, caught by HDTV Test, suggests that we may be seeing VRR support for the PS5 at some point.

Apparently, Sony has begun the rollout of a firmware update to its Bravia X900H TVs in China, which allows for both VRR support and ALLM.

Other reports appear to suggest that this update may be coming as early as December, which could be good news for those who prefer gaming on a TV.

That sounds all well and good, but what's the big deal with VRR anyway?

Does PS5 Support VRR
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What Is VRR Support?

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Framerates tend to increase or decrease depending on what's going on and are by nature, variable.

So Variable Refresh Rate support allows for your TV to adapt to this and match the output of your device more closely, thus resulting in a much smoother image.

The most common VRR technologies are AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-Sync, which are commonly found on the best gaming monitors out there.

In the debate of Xbox Series X vs PS5, it looks like the former is the winner in this department as it does have VRR support.

Do I Need VRR Support For PS5?

It certainly wouldn't go amiss, however, you can still enjoy fantastic gameplay and graphics on the PS5 in the meantime.

One big thing we'd recommend is going for one of the best HDMI 2.1 monitors you can, or if you're playing on a TV, ensuring it is HDMI 2.1 compatible (check out this list of our top TV picks for PS5 if you're looking).

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With this, you'll be able to access 120fps at 4K, which has to be seen to be believed!

For more answers to some of your burning questions, don't forget to check back in with us soon.

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