With the PS5 becoming more mature and getting better optimized games, let’s see what you need to consider before buying your gaming monitor to get the best visual experience on the current gen console.
Sony’s PlayStation 5 designates target resolutions, not frame rates. Following the September 7 2022 firmware update, the console currently supports the following resolutions:
If you are considering which monitor to buy to play with PS5, resolution is one thing that you need to consider!
You may also be wondering about ultrawide monitors. The PS5 works with ultrawide screens but the image may be stretched or otherwise modified, since ultrawide resolutions aren’t supported by PS5 yet. Learn more about this topic right here.
Following much popular demand and likely related to Sony’s release of PlayStation-branded PC gaming monitors, the PS5 received a long-awaited addition in the form of 1440p support, meaning 2560 x 1440.
To activate 1440p, go to Settings, then Screen and Video. Click on Test 1440p Output.
The PS5 will then cycle through tests for 1440p in 60Hz and 120Hz. If all goes well, you can then use 1440p at up to 120Hz. And yes, 120Hz mode works fine in 1440p. In fact, the PS5 is more likely to reach 120Hz in 1440p than in 4K.
We’ve tested an entire range of BenQ MOBIUZ high refresh rate gaming monitors on PS5 and all passed the 1440p 120Hz test.
1080p / 1440p / 2160p
Up to 120Hz
PS5 currently only supports VRR for 1080p, 1440p and 4K
Below mentioned products support more than 120Hz
Note: Model with * are curved monitors
Sony changed things up considerably with the PS5 UI compared to its PS4 predecessor. In what we think was an attempt at improving accessibility, Sony engineers ensure that the console can run 120Hz games likes some FPS titles.
The PlayStation Team has created a function called Games Preset.
Game Presets can be found at “Save Data and Game/App Settings” where they are somewhat hidden.
If you want to game in 120Hz, your monitor obviously needs to support that refresh rate, as does the game you’re playing.
Note that higher refresh rate monitors can run lower frame rates, meaning as 165Hz gaming monitor can run 120fps. So you won’t have any problem playing PS5 games on a monitor faster than 120Hz, even though that’s currently the top refresh supported by PS5.
Game Presents have two options, which are Performance Mode and Resolution Mode.
Performance Mode is used for higher frame rates, typically at the cost of resolution and setting fidelity. This only applies to games that have a performance/quality selector to begin with. So, if you want to play 120Hz games choose this.
Resolution Mode as its name suggest is for resolution and higher image quality. So, if you’re on a 4K display and like sticking as close as possible to that resolution, then use resolution mode.
Again, this only works with games that have toggles for these settings and that support the Game Preset feature.
The PS5 ships with a 48Gbps HDMI 2.1 cable. Indeed, when plugged to an HDMI 2.1 port we can see that 120Hz shows up as a supported frame rate.
The PS5 presumably negotiates frame rates with each game and app, and the UI appears to run in 4K 60Hz.
With HDMI 2.1, 4K 120Hz is clearly a firm part of the PS5 resolution/refresh rate constellation, so support won’t be an issue.
With HDMI 2.0, the maximum refresh rate is 60Hz in 4K. While HDMI 2.0 does support 1080p 120Hz and even 1440p 120Hz in theory, the PS5 is designed with HDMI 2.1 in mind and therefore any lower bandwidth version of HDMI will produce unexpected results. You can count on 60Hz in 4K and 1080p if connected using HDMI 2.0, but 120Hz may not be possible in cases where it is possible using HDMI 2.1.
Your gaming monitor needs to have HDMI 2.1 if you want to game on PS5 up to 4K 120Hz.
That means the bottom line is HDMI 2.1 definitely matters. It’s essential to get the most out of the PS5 visually, but remember to make sure it’s full 48Gbps HDMI 2.1.
Visuals of course determine just how much you enjoy gaming, and added features that optimize visuals make a big difference. MOBIUZ monitors feature Light Tuner and HDRi to enhance details and create a smart HDR effect that adjusts to game visuals and ambient conditions. With those, PS5 graphics look much better than baseline.
Light Tuner is a custom BenQ technology that ensures contrast and brightness are balanced, and thus prevents detail washout or crush in bright and dark areas of the screen. This is especially helpful when looking for hidden enemies!
HDRi technology further auto adjusts screen brightness and color temperature based on visuals at any given time and ambient light conditions in your room. It creates a smart and reactive HDR effect that makes game graphics much bolder and more life-like, while reducing eye strain and fatigue to make extended gaming sessions far more comfortable.
On the audio front, MOBIUZ monitors feature powerful dual speakers and a custom subwoofer for realistic 2.1-channel sound in all your games. Select models even have an AI noise canceling microphone built in, so if you don’t want to use a headset, we’ve got you covered for audio and chat. With great sound already on the monitor, including an AI noise-cancelling microphone, you don’t need to invest in external speakers or headphones unless you want to!
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