Samsung announced that its 2022 4K and 8K gaming monitors and televisions will support HDR10 + GAMING, bringing 4K 120fps, VRR and more to gaming.
SamsungHigh-end gaming televisions and monitors launching in 2022 will be compatible with the HDR10 + GAMING standard. HDR10 + is a more advanced type of HDR (high dynamic range) that dynamically enhances the color or contrast of the media being consumed. Compared to HDR10, which applies a standard to the video being viewed, HDR10 + continually adjusts each frame of a video for an overall better viewing experience.
HDR10 + is an open source standard. Although Dolby Vision is also a form of HDR, it is a more advanced and proprietary technology. There’s also HDR10 + Adaptive, which adjusts the media being watched based on the ambient light in the room. While many HDR TVs generally support only one HDR standard, there are some that support multiple types, allowing owners to enjoy the best experience.
There is no way to talk about HDR10 + GAMING without talking about HDMI 2.1. The new HDMI standard, which is now available on some newer televisions and monitors, offers features such as support for up to 10K, 4K at 120fps, and VRR (Variable Refresh Rate). However, not all the benefits of HDMI 2.1 are available on displays that support the HDMI standard. For example, some don’t have VRR or 4K 120fps games, or a low latency mode. Samsung is bundling all of these features, including automated HDR calibration, into one “HDR10 + GAMES” label. Simply put, if a TV or monitor supports HDR10 + GAMING, it supports all of the aforementioned functions. Samsung dice HDR10 + GAMING support will begin with your Neo QLED Q70 2022 TV series and above, and select gaming monitors. This feature is expected to be clearly advertised on supported devices to make it easier for buyers to identify the difference.
A better gaming experience
One big advantage that HDR10 + GAMING brings is that gamers don’t have to manually adjust video settings for the variety of input sources connected to the screen. Instead, everything is calibrated automatically. While this automatic calibration was exclusive to movies and TV shows, it will now also be available for games. As a result, gamers will be able to take advantage of the best possible image, including truly dark shadows and excellent contrast and color.
HDR10 + GAMING is coming not only to Samsung TVs and monitors, but also to Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Series, RTX 20 Series, and GTX 16 Series GPUs, with Samsung releasing the drivers in 2022. Samsung He also confirmed that several new game titles will be announced next year with support for the HDR10 + GAMING standard, with some of them to be announced at CES 2022 in January.