• PS5's HDMI 2.0 Bandwidth Limited to 32 GB/s

    11 days ago - By Gaming Bolt

    Amid the various shortcomings that the PS5 faces, like the lack of variable refresh rate support , it seems that its HDMI 2.1 may also have some issues. HDTVTest's Vincent Teoh noted on YouTube that when testing the Xbox Series X with an LG CX 48 inch TV, it managed to output a bandwidth of up to 40 GB/s. However, the PS5 is limited to just 32 GB/s.
    This means that when playing certain titles at 120 Hz, there will be a switch to 4:2:2 chroma subsampling as opposed to a constant 4:4:4 on Xbox Series X. Interestingly, the PS5 is ahead of the curve when it comes to its signaling method, which...
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  • PS5 - Variable Refresh Rate Support Coming in Future Software Update

    PS5 - Variable Refresh Rate Support Coming in Future Software Update

    11 days ago - By Gaming Bolt

    The PS5 has been received pretty well since launching on November 12th in North America and November 19th across the world. However, it does have its share of limitations compared to the Xbox Series X. Lack of variable refresh rate is one but it shouldn't be for long.
    In an update to its ultimate FAQ for the PS5 , Sony has confirmed that the PS5 hardware does support variable refresh rate via HDMI 2.1. “After a future system software update, PS5 owners will be able to use the VRR feature of compatible TVs when playing games that support VRR.” HDMI 2.1-compatible 4K TVs aren't...
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