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ASTRO HDMI Adapter Frame Rate and Resolution – ASTRO Gaming Blog

The next generation is here and you are looking for the best possible resolution and refresh rate combination with you ASTRO HDMI Adapter for PlayStation 5, Or connected to a PC or Xbox Series X. This blog explains what you need to know to ensure you get the best video output when using the ASTRO HDMI adapter.

Before you start, there are some important notes about the resolutions and refresh rates supported by PlayStation 5: Sony states that the supported resolutions are 720p, 1080i, 1080p, and 2160p (4K). Ultimate PS5 FAQ..At the time of this writing, 1440p (2K) is not a console-supported output, and games running at 4K resolution are limited to a refresh rate of 60Hz.Although PS5 supports HDMI 2.1 and 4K with 120Hz content. In addition, the PS5 game itself must support higher refresh rates, and unlocking requires changing settings in-game and in the PlayStation system menu.

The resolution and refresh rate are limited by the lowest version HDMI device in the video chain. This means that if you are using a device or cable less than HDMI 2.0b, you will be limited to the HDMI rating of that device. For example, if you are connecting with an HDMI 1.3 rated cable, you will be limited to HDMI 1.3 functionality.

The current PS5 titles that support a 120Hz refresh rate are:

  • Borderlands 3 (PS5, not PS4 version)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (PS5, not PS4 version)
  • Destiny 2 (PS5, not PS4 version)
  • Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition (PS5, not PS4 version)
  • DIRT 5 (PS5, not PS4 version)
  • Monster Boy and Cursed Kingdom (PS5, not PS4 version)
  • Nioh Collection (PS5 version, not PS4 version)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (PS5, not PS4 version)

The ASTRO HDMI adapter for PlayStation 5 is HDMI 2.0b certified and can deliver up to 14.4 Gbit / s data throughput with both the adapter and the included HDMI cable. This graph shows exactly what the supported resolutions and frame rates mean.

Considering what is possible with today’s PlayStation 5, the resolutions and frame rates you can expect to be supported by the ASTRO HDMI adapter are listed below.

  • 720p / 120 Hz
  • 1080p / 120 Hz
  • 4k / 60 Hz

On a PC or Xbox Series X | S, these are theoretical output options that assume that all remaining equipment and settings are spec-compliant (see the checklist below for more information). ).

  • 720p / 120 Hz
  • 1080p / 240 Hz
  • 1440p / 144 Hz
  • 4k / 60 Hz

We have tested and confirmed that the above HDMI 2.0b resolution and refresh rate are supported by the ASTRO HDMI adapter. Again, it’s important to make sure that the rest of your equipment, such as cables, ports, game system / motherboard (and the game itself), supports the required resolution and refresh rate combination.

If you can’t select a refresh rate above 60 Hz, your video flickers, or your screen goes black when you select one of the supported resolutions or refresh rates above, one of the checklists below The above situations may apply. You and need to solve:

  • Are you running a PS4 or PS5 version of the game? Even if you have the PS5 version installed, the PS4 version seems to be the default. To check: In the PlayStation 5 menu, [your game] Press the option button. Select “Game version” from the menu and set it to the PS5 version of the game.
  • Are you using an HDMI 2.0b or higher HDMI cable for both the output from your gaming system and the output from your HDMI adapter? The HDMI cable that comes with the ASTRO HDMI adapter supports the HDMI 2.0b specification, and the cable that comes with the PlayStation 5 supports HDMI 2.1.
  • Do all other components in the HDMI chain also support HDMI 2.0b or later? For example, if you are connecting to an A / V receiver or capture card, you must also support HDMI 2.0b and 120Hz.
  • Are you connected to the correct HDMI port on your TV or monitor? Most TVs and displays have only one or two HDMI ports that support HDMI 2.0 or high bandwidth connections required for refresh rates above 120Hz.
  • Does your display support high refresh rates via HDMI? Many monitors only support 4K resolution or high refresh rates with a DisplayPort connection.
  • Are you using an HDCP certified HDMI cable? Some cables are not HDCP certified and will display a black screen when connected to the console.
  • Are the in-game and system settings configured for a 120Hz refresh rate? At this time, PlayStation 5 only supports higher refresh rates for certain games, and you need to configure both in-game and console system settings to enable 120Hz. To achieve 120Hz on the console, you need to disable settings such as ray tracing and HDR. See how to enable this in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on PS5.

A final note about HDR. HDR10 requires even higher bandwidth and can further limit the maximum refresh rate possible with an HDMI 2.0b connection, so if your goal is a maximum frame, you should also disable HDR.

Because it’s worth repeating: The resolution and refresh rate are limited by the lowest version HDMI device in the video chain. This means that if you are using a device or cable less than HDMI 2.0b, you will be limited to the HDMI rating of that device. For example, if you are connecting with an HDMI 1.3 rated cable, you will be limited to HDMI 1.3 functionality.

ASTRO HDMI Adapter Frame Rates and Resolutions

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