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Sony has received a new software update giving PS5 owners access to a variable refresh rate (VRR) option. The new option and support will be rolled out globally starting this week.
Owners of HDMI 2.1 VRR-compatible TVs and monitors can enable the new technology to dynamically sync the screen’s refresh rate to the PS5’s graphical output. This works to eliminate visual artifacts and screen tearing, resulting in better visual performance. The optimal experience is much smoother gameplay, sharper graphics, and reduced input lag.
Sony has a list of the first fourteen games guaranteed to receive patches to enable VRR. They are:
- Astro’s playroom
- Call of Duty: Vanguard
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
- destiny 2
- Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
- DIRT 5
- Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift apart
- Resident Evil Village
- Tiny Tina’s Wonderland
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
- tribes of Midgard
These are just the first confirmed recipients. All previously released PS5 games can be fully optimized for VRR through a game patch. All upcoming games may include VRR support at launch.
how to use it
Once the update is pushed, the VRR option will be enabled automatically when your PS5 is connected to any of the above screens. You just have to make sure that you download and install the update first. If you want to turn it off, just go to the Screens and Videos page in System Preferences.
You can also switch the application of VRR to currently unsupported games. Results may vary. Well, if only getting a PS5 were as easy as playing around with this new feature.
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