Does Xbox Series X Support VRR? Here's What You Need To Know

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Does Xbox Series X support VRR? It's an important question to ask especially if you're after super smooth gameplay on either your TV or monitor.

But as with all things to do with refresh rates and VRR, the waters can get a little cloudy from time to time, and don't even get us started on PS5 VRR support.

We've got all the answers for you right here, plain and simple, so you know what you're getting before you upgrade to Xbox Series X.

Does Xbox Series X support VRR?

The good news is that Xbox Series X does support VRR.

Xbox Series X supports AMD Freesync, a technology that allows for the refresh rate of your display to sync with the output of your device.

This variable refresh rate means that you can reduce screen tearing or stuttering, allowing for uninterrupted, smooth gaming sessions all through something as simple as an HDMI 2.1 connection.

But what kind of display should you get to make the most out of this?

How To Tell If Your Monitor Supports VRR

Does Xbox Series X support VRR
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OPTIONS: Many of the monitors on the market today do support VRR

Again, there's some good news here. Most gaming monitors nowadays will be compatible with either AMD Freesync or Nvidia GSync, which means that they will support variable refresh rates.

You can find this information in the specs of any of the best gaming monitors on the market, but we'd advise leaning more towards AMD Freesync if you're after the best monitor for Xbox Series X, due to the fact that the console supports it.

Having a monitor that supports VRR, especially an HDMI 2.1 monitor, will be great for fast-paced genres, like first-person shooters or racing games, and ensure you get the most out of your next-gen console.

How To Tell If Your TV Supports VRR


With TVs, it will be much the same as monitors, in the way that you'll have to dive in to the specs and check if it does.

Many of the best 120hz TVs for gaming are Freesync compatible, meaning they will support VRR.

Always check the specs if you're looking for the perfect pairing with your Xbox Series X to avoid disappointment!

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