PlayStation 5 HDMI 2.1 port is slower than Xbox Series X

Since yesterday on sale in the national market, PlayStation 5 already entertains millions of users around the world. The Xbox Series X, on the other hand, has been in the hands of users since November 10. Now that the console has hit the market, the folks at HDTVTest got their hands on the new Sony console and decided to test its HDMI port.

In the video we see below, Vincent Teoh shows the functionality of the HDMI 2.1 port of the PlayStation 2.1 using the FreeSync info tool. This shows a tab in the corner of the screen that reveals the details of the current view. The video is an opportunity to see the game Devil May Cry 5 when it runs at 4K and 120Hz.

And from what we can see, the HDMI 2.1 port appears to be limited to 32Gb / s, i.e. the PS5 is limited to the YUV422 color space at 4K and 120Hz. Therefore, the YUV444 format is not supported. Corresponds to a raw format, without compression or without sub-sampling without loss of quality. Added to this is the fact that the PS5 has neither VRR nor ALLM, unlike the Xbox Series X.

PlayStation 5 HDMI 2.1 port seems to be limited to 32 Gb / s

We don’t know the real reasons that led Sony to limit the PlayStation 5’s HDMI 2.1 port to 32Gb / s, or even if it is a necessity due to the console’s power. However, there are good possibilities for this to be involved in a future firmware update.

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