Is 240hz good for PS5?

Is 240hz good for PS5?
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The PlayStation 5 is a stunning current gen console – delivering blistering 4K visuals as standard in most games, and even managing 8K in others.

With 120HZ monitors and TVs now becoming the standard, replacing 60Hz, gamers are keen to find out if the PS5 is capable of stepping up to the next level – 240Hz.

Read Now: Can the PS5 do 8K? Find out here.

For those who are new to refresh rate, 240HZ will result in a far smoother picture which can be important for competitive first person shooters in particular.

So, if you’re keen on Modern Warfare 2′s multiplayer segment, you may well want to consider refresh rate when picking your next screen.

But does the PS5 support 240Hz? Here’s everything you need to know.

Is 240hz good for PS5?

Sadly, the PS5 is not capable of not capable of 240Hz. It can however display at a maximum 120HZ at 4k, providing you have an HMD 2.1 cable and a TV that supports 4K 120Hz (via an HDMI 2.1 port).

This means that there may be little to no point opting for a 240Hz monitor for the PS5.

There are however some great monitors and TVs that do support the PS5’s ability to display at 4K 120Hz For example, the LG C2 is the best TV you can buy for your PS5.

The incredible 4K resolution is bolstered by an OLED panel and 120Hz refresh rate, while 4 x HDMI 2.1 outputs and VRR ensure you can enjoy games such as God of War Ragnarok the way they were intended to be experienced.

You can find the whole list of our recommendations around best TVs for PS5 right here.

Or if you’d prefer a 4K monitor, we think the best one you can buy is the Acer Nitro XV282K thanks to its low response time and plus AMD FreeSync. Just remember that resolution is the number one thing you’ll need to consider when gaming on PS5.

One of our tech experts, over at WePC gave us his insight on 4K monitors for PS5:

Due to the performance limitations of the PlayStation 5 – which is only capable of 120Hz at 4K screen resolution – the perfect monitor falls within the 144Hz threshold.

While PlayStation players will find some use cases for a 240Hz monitor, the general PS5 user would be better opting for a lesser refresh rate panel. Instead, consumers should prioritize features such as VRR (variable refresh rate) technology, response times, and panel technology. By doing so, you’ll not only benefit from the console’s maximum frame rate output, but you’ll also reap the rewards of stunning image quality, highly accurate color reproduction, and limited perceived blur when playing games with fast-moving images.

Charlie Noon, WePC

What FPS does PS5 actually run at?

You can play 4K games at up to 120 fps without running into any issues.