The first thing to check when trying to get a 120Hz output from your PS5 is whether or not your TV or monitor supports it. If your television or monitor does not support it you can try using an HDMI emulator. However some TVs might not support this resolution in the past. Some of them may also have been unsupported previously but have since received a firmware update. This can be very problematic and requires professional help.
In the list below you can find the list of supported monitors for the PlayStation 5. As the support for a new technology continues to expand the list is sure to change. Until now the supported monitors for PS5 are limited to the ones that have HDMI 2.1 support. However there are still a few models that can be used in performance mode. Those that do not support HDMI 2.1 may still be able to accept the display in performance mode but they may need to turn off freesync or adaptive sync in order to receive the full benefits of the gaming experience.
Once you’ve gotten your PS5 and purchased a compatible monitor you’re ready to enjoy high-resolution games in a smooth fluid motion. PS5 monitors are compatible with both 1080p and 120Hz resolutions but the higher the refresh rate the better and 144Hz is the recommended minimum for your PS5.
Games that support it
In order to play games at up to 120 frames per second you will need to be able to enable the option in the PS5 system menu. This is under the Screen and Video setting. If you’re using an older monitor you can choose to set it to the default performance mode. This setting may differ for different games. Once you’ve enabled the option you will want to make sure to check the settings of individual games.
You can find a list of games that support the new PS5 120hz option on the PlayStation 5 website. Some support up to 120 fps while others only run at 60. Until then this list is small but it does include some heavy hitters. In order to enjoy this new feature you will need a compatible monitor. Those with 120 Hz monitors should try to get one of these.
Checking if your TV or monitor supports a 120Hz output
If you’re wondering whether your monitor or TV supports a 120Hz output from the PS5 you’re not alone. A lot of people think they have to purchase a new gaming monitor or TV in order to enjoy a 120Hz gaming experience. That’s not always the case and there are a couple of ways to determine if your monitor or TV can support 120Hz.
To make sure your monitor or TV supports a 120Hz refresh rate you must ensure that it has a 2.1 HDMI port. A 2.1 HDMI port is necessary for games to run at a 120Hz refresh rate. If you don’t have a 2.1 HDMI port you can use a 2.0 HDMI cable to connect to your PS5. You can also try updating the firmware on your television to make it more compatible with the PS5. Once you’ve done this your PS5 will automatically run games at 120Hz whenever you launch them.
Using an HDMI emulator to get 120Hz on a PS5
When it comes to resolution a PS5 doesn’t come close to supporting 120Hz and utilizing an HDMI Emulator can help. After connecting the Emulator to the PS5 you should connect the other end of the cable into a monitor. You should select a resolution that matches the PS5’s native 1080p resolution. Next navigate to the PS5’s Settings menu. Toggle off the Enable HDCP option and enable Performance Mode. Finally connect the PS5 and HDMI Emulator to your monitor.
The MAC M1 is a male or female connector that supports both HDMI 1.4 and 2.0. You’ll need an HDMI 2.0 or 2.1 monitor to support 120Hz and you can use an EDID emulator to prevent access to media apps and games. You can also use an HDMI 1.4 emulator to play a few games on your PS5.