Your PS5 is getting a great free graphics upgrade this week

"Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support will start rolling out globally to PS5 players this week", confirms Sony

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PS5 owners have just got a great piece of news courtesy of Sony, with the firm confirming that "Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support will start rolling out globally to PS5 players this week".

As T3 previously reported on, VRR is a big deal for PS5 gamers as it allows your screen to adjust how often it refreshes the image to match the frame rate from your console or PC. As we've previously explained, that basically means the frame rate of the game and TV are in sync, which leads to smoother, better graphics and removes unwanted graphical problems like screen tearing.

So the fact that Hideaki Nishino, Senior Vice President of Platform Experience has confirmed on the official PlayStation Blog (opens in new tab) that PS5 owners can look forward to the rollout of VRR starting this week is great news.

Well, it's good news providing you have a TV that supports VRR that is – and specifically the type of VRR that PlayStation 5 supports, which is HDMI 2.1-standard VRR. VRR comes in a variety of proprietary flavours, too, including AMD's FreeSync and Nvidia's G-Sync, and Microsoft's Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles support AMD FreeSync as well as HDMI 2.1-standard VRR.

But what PS5 gamers need is a TV that is HDMI 2.1-standard VRR compatible to make the most of this feature being turned on. For a great selection of displays that support HDMI 2.1-standard VRR check out T3's best gaming TVs guide. T3 has also put together a list of what we consider to be the top affordable 4K VRR-compatible TVs, too. These TVs also will allow you to make the most of the PlayStation 5's 4K 120Hz support as well.

From a personal point of view I recommend the LG C1 OLED as a great choice here for PS5 owners. This TV, as well as this year's newer version, the LG C2 OLED, both support VRR and come with a host of game-enhancing specs and features.

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