It is expected that the PlayStation 5 console will be receiving Variable Refresh Rate support soon via a firmware update, as per a recent report.
In a brand new video posted via the HDTVTest YouTube Channel, Vincent Teoh revealed the latest Sony TVs that will be launched this spring, including the A90K, which will be compatible with VRR upon launch, which will coincide with the expected arrival of VRR support for PlayStation 5 via a firmware upgrade.
Sony themselves confirmed shortly after the console’s release in the year 2000 that it supports Variable Refresh Rate. PlayStation 5 hardware supports Variable Refresh Rates through HDMI 2.1. However, it will only be available following a firmware update shortly.
The Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) is an innovation introduced to the console world via Xbox One X and the Xbox Series X and S. Which eliminates the tearing of screens and decreases input lag and stuttering compared to VSync.
That is one of the many advantages gamers with the Xbox Series X have over the PlayStation 5. However, it was somewhat confusing to discover that VRR was not implemented on the PlayStation 5 at launch. It’s nice to know VRR will be coming soon.
It is believed that the PlayStation 5 firmware update that will bring Variable Refresh Rate is still confirmed as being out of date. We’ll keep you up-to-date regarding the issue as soon as we learn more about it. Zedaan will keep you updated with the latest information.