Does PS5 Support 1080p? Here's Everything You Need To Know

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Finding out whether the PS5 can support 1080p is definitely worth looking into before proceeding with your purchase.

Not everyone out there is all about 4K, in fact, loads of gamers like to play on the small screen, especially when it comes to competitive play.

With many brilliant small screen monitors, or even a cheap and cheerful 1080p TV, being used to enjoy some of the latest titles, the big question is - does the PS5 work with them?

Here's what you need to know.

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Does the PS5 Support 1080p?

The short answer to this question is, yes!

The PS5 does support 1080p displays. In fact, if you do not have a 4K display, the PS5 defaults to an FHD resolution

So, if you've got yourself one of the many 1080p monitors that feature in our top picks for PS5, then no need to upgrade when you finally grab the console itself.

A console update in April 2021 also enabled the PS5 to support 1080p output at 120Hz on hardware like gaming monitors, offering up smoother gameplay. Previously, the 120Hz support was only limited to PS5-compatible TVs.

Not only is the PS5 compatible with 1080p, it even has the potential to support 8K pending a future update.

Is 1080p enough?

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You may be thinking of switching it up a little and upgrading from 1080p to 4K, but should you bother?

1080p is one of the most common resolutions used today, and for most people is more than sufficient and as we mentioned some of the best monitors for competitive gaming use a 1080p resolution.

1080p is a good standard to go by, in almost every case, it is great for consuming entertainment such as movies or TV shows and should provide a solid gaming experience, providing you're using a smaller screen.

If you've already got a 1080p monitor, upgrading to a PS5 will set you back at least £349 / $399 for the Digital Edition and so grabbing a new monitor isn't an option for many, we'd say 1080p is still a solid choice.

What Is 1080p?

For those of you out there who may not know, 1080p refers to screen resolution, in this case, it refers specifically to the number of rows of pixels on a screen.

Otherwise known as a Full High-Definition resolution (FHD), it consists of 1920 x 1080 pixels, creating a total of 2,073,600 on a screen.

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You may have also heard of 1080i, which offers the same resolution as 1080p, but there is a difference in the way that they scan a display's pixels. It makes no difference when it comes to visual quality, though.

Nowadays, 1080p is not the highest screen resolution, with 4K exceeding it and 8K being even further beyond that, however, it is still a preferable choice for many as it is often more affordable.

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