PlayStation 5 Considering VRR / FreeSync / G-SYNC Support To Enhance Existing 120Hz Support

Sony’s new next-generation console, the PlayStation 5 comes with 4K 120Hz support right out the box. The console itself comes with an HDMI 2.1 port and cable, and those games that can hit 120 frames-per-second will enjoy the glorious, non-tearing look as long as it’s connected to a compatible TV.

The PS5 does actually automatically select the best available resolution, but Sony has released a little post to help users change their PS5 resolution.

Sony mentions that they need to head into Settings > Screen and Video > Video Output, where they’re be able to change the settings. The same page notes that while the PS5 supports HDMI 2.1, a lot of TVs have not yet fully penetrated the market as of yet, so people may need to wait a little longer before upgrading.

At launch, Sony may not have enabled all of the key features that were promised at the start and has confirmed through an ultimate blog that the hardware supports Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) through HDMI 2.1, but will come as a future update when compatible TVs support it.

Certain TVs do have support for VRR already and those that have those models and an Xbox Series X will be able to make use of VRR, whereas Sony owners will need to wait around a bit until the future firmware update rolls in when the TVs become more popular.