PlayStation 5 is getting a Huge Graphics Upgrade Very Soon and Fans are Excited

Published 10/05/2021, 6:26 AM EDT
A Sony PlayStation 5 home video game console, taken on October 29, 2020. (Photo by Olly Curtis/Future Publishing via Getty Images)


Sony’s PlayStation 5 has smashed records worldwide. The latest console released by Sony is the fastest-selling console in U.S. history in both unit and dollar sales. It quite recently hit 1 million sales in the United Kingdom. The PlayStation 5 boasts serious hardware as well.

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Up until now, owners of 4K TVs were the only ones who could truly enjoy the visual experience the PlayStation 5 has to offer. However, with an upcoming update, it seems that everyone will get to appreciate the graphical capabilities of the PS5.

Sony is rolling out Variable Refresh Rate updates to its TVs. This indicates Sony might have plans to activate the VVR regardless of the TV the PlayStation console is connected to.

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Living room with a Sony PlayStation 5 home video game console and DualSense controller alongside a television, taken on Novemebr 3, 2020. (Photo by Phil Barker/Future Publishing via Getty Images )

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Variable Refresh Rate and the PlayStation update

Variable Refresh Rate or VRR is a mechanic that enables TVs to change their refresh rates in a fluid and synchronous manner. Until now, Most TVs work at a fixed 30fps or 60fps. However, with the introduction of this update, the TVs are not limited to just these two fixed points. With the update, TVs can sync their refresh rate with the console. This leads them to stop causing the tearing and other graphical issues.

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This PlayStation update allows the TV to change the refresh rate and also enables the PS5 to deliver crispier graphics while still maintaining a stable FPS.

Sony, in a blogpost from last month, said, “After a future system software update, PS5 owners will be able to use the VRR feature of compatible TVs when playing games that support VRR”. This, however, does not mean that any display device will support VRR. A modern TV is required which supports the HDMI 2.1 feature. The TV doesn’t need to be a Sony TV.

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Games like Spiderman 2, God of War Ragnarok, and Wolverine were announced recently for the PS5. And, the future for the Sony-developed console seems to hold a lot of promises.

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Tanmay Gupta

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Tanmay is an Esports writer at Essentially Sports. Pursuing his Bachelor’s in Journalism at Christ University Bangalore, he is passionate about video games and the stories they tell. He has a keen interest in analyzing video games and writing about them.

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