As many PC gamers can attest, frame rates above 60 fps lead to a smoother game experience and provide a competitive edge in multiplayer. If you are interested in having games run the best they can or want every advantage in Call of Duty you can get, HDMI 2.1 news is the best for you. But what do you need actually to get the HDMI 2.1 running? For starters, you will need an HDMI 2.1 cable. Presumably, PS5 and Xbox Series X will come with one in the box.
HDMI 2.1 48 Gbps
But on the off chance they don’t, and you need to buy one, then look for phrases like ‘Ultra High Speed,’ ‘HDMI 2.1’ and ’48 Gbps’. Always check the specifications on the product page and look at the reviews to make sure the cable is not cheaply made.
The major thing you need to worry about when it comes to your money though is having a TV that supports in 4K at 120 fps. It is the HDMI 2.1 news that gamers don’t really know about. Being a newer technology, you will only find it in the latest models, and even then, not all of them will support it.
So make sure to go through the specs on the product page as well as reviews. If you plan to own both next-generation consoles or plug in your PC or laptop, it won’t be enjoyable. It is worth noting that most TVs with HDMI 2.1 only have it in one port, meaning you will frequently need to swap around system cables.
The only TV we are aware of at this point that has HDMI 2.1 in all of its ports is the new LG Oled CX series. It is also the only gaming TV in the market that is not ridiculously priced. If HDMI 2.1 doesn’t sound like something you have to have, you can always wait until the technology becomes more widespread and less expensive.
The reality is that most games that are not multiplayer experiences are not going to support 120 fps for a while, and the ones that do might not even be at 4K resolution opting instead for 1440p and even 1080p.
The improvements to colors and the VRR offered with HDMI 2.1 are still major advancements that more next-gen games will take advantage of. But how worthwhile these improvements are is all dependent on how you feel about your current TV.
This is the news that you need to know if you have been waiting to get a whole new setup for your next-gen gaming experience.