PS5: How to activate VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) on Sony console

After a long wait, the VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) is now also available on PS5. This is a feature that players are clamoring for is that it offers smoother gameplay and fewer graphical artifacts with supported TVs and monitors. Below we will explain how to activate it on your PS5.

The VRR or “variable refresh rate” is a function that allows you to dynamically synchronize the refresh rate of the screen with the graphics output of PS5. The resulting benefit is the reduction or elimination of visual artifacts, such as screen tearing and frame pacing issues, as well as a smoother gaming experience, sharper images, and less inpunt lag.

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To activate VRR on PS5 you need some requirements. First of all, this feature is only available using an HDMI 2.1 cable to connect the console to the screen, already included in the PS5 package.

Another basic requirement is that your TV or monitor supports VRR. If you are not sure, we, therefore, advise you to check the specifications of your display. In this news, we have reported a list of TVs and monitors compatible with VRR on PS5.

If you have complied with the above requirements and installed the latest PS5 firmware version, the VRR should activate automatically. Here’s the list of VRR-compatible PS5 games, which will expand over time as developers integrate support into their titles.

If desired, it is possible to force the activation of the VRR even for unsupported games. To do this you will have to access the PS5 settings, select “Display and video” and then “Video output”.

Here is the item “VRR”, set to “Automatic” by default. Below you will find the check to activate the VRR even for unsupported games. Keep in mind, however, that this may cause visual problems and not just with some titles. If this happens, we recommend that you deactivate this option.

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