Many of our readers have asked us the question: “How much FPS does the PS5 have?” The question behind, of course, is whether the PS5 can play games at 120 FPS. We have the more detailed answer for you.
Sony promises 4K graphics with up to 120 FPS with the PlayStation 5. In theory, 8K graphics are even possible. Primarily, however, the new PS5 is designed for stable playback with 4K graphics and 60 FPS. However, we will explain what so-called 120 Hz gaming is all about, what requirements your television or monitor must meet in order to be able to play 120 Hz games and how you can find out whether your television supports 120 Hz you guys in this article.
PS5: what’s behind 120 Hz gaming?
Especially fast games, such as shooters or racing games, benefit greatly from smooth action. The game developers are therefore relying on ever faster frame rates, because more FPS (frames per second) mean a smoother picture and thus faster reactions and a better gaming experience. Nowadays, 60 FPS is standard.
The new consoles now go one better and even allow up to 120 FPS. For every frame in a standard PS4 game, you’re now effectively seeing at least four frames on the PS5. Details in the game can be displayed much more precisely and you can react faster.
However, there are currently disadvantages with a frame rate of 120 FPS. In spite of the graphic capabilities, the games often still have to reduce the resolution. The dynamic resolution ensures that the resolution is adjusted depending on the scene and is therefore not continuously reduced.
A monitor or television set with a refresh rate that corresponds to the frame rate of the game is important for 120 Hz gaming. The monitor or television should therefore support a refresh rate of at least 120 Hz or even more. This is the only way to ensure that the screen can display everything synchronously with every frame from the game.
What’s the difference between 120 Hz and 120 FPS?
Hz (Hertz) is how often the TV or monitor screen is updated. This refresh rate is an integral part, but most screens stop at 60 Hz. In the meantime, however, there are also models that can manage up to 120 Hz. Gaming monitors in particular are known for their higher refresh rates. There are actually models with up to 360 Hz, but 144 Hz or 240 Hz are common here.
FPS (frames per second) is the number of frames per second that the PS5 can produce. This number can be blocked or completely released to enable higher frame rates.
What are the requirements for 120 Hz gaming?
There are now many different gaming monitors on the market that support 120 Hz or even more. With the televisions, however, it looks a little different. Especially with 4K televisions there are only a few that also support 120 Hz. Only the latest models are currently able to bring the refresh rate of 120 Hz to a bit over 1080p on the screen.
Some manufacturers such as LG, Samsung or even Sony have launched models that support 120 Hz. This is the case with the flagship OLED televisions from LG, the QLED topper from Samsung and of course also with the new models from Sony, the manufacturer of the PlayStation 5. Unfortunately, not all manufacturers are ready to integrate the 120 Hz.
The most important factors for a television to support 120 Hz are, on the one hand, a responsive panel so that it can react so quickly and, on the other hand, at least one HMDI 2.0 connection to be able to process the signal from the PS5. By the way, HDMI 2.1 is mandatory for games at 4K and 120 FPS.
Before buying, it’s worth checking the datasheet of the appropriate TV and looking for variable refresh rates and a low-latency mode.
Here are some TVs that support 120 Hz:
- LG C1 OLED
- Samsung QN95A
- Sony KD-75ZH8
How do I find out whether a TV or monitor supports 120 Hz?
If you want to find out whether your television or monitor supports 120 Hz and has such an input, you can, for example, connect your PC or laptop via HDMI and run a game at the highest frame rate. Another option is to visit a dedicated website to check the update rate.
If you already own the PS5, you can simply look in the display settings. All compatible refresh rates and resolutions of the screen are listed here. 4K at 120 Hz and 1080p at 120 Hz are also listed here.
This is how you achieve 120 FPS on the PS5
If “Performance Mode” is selected in the PS5’s preferences, the PS5 tries to force the highest possible FPS. The resolution usually suffers as a result. Of course, this only applies to games that make a choice between performance and quality. Unfortunately, this is currently still what comes closest to the selection of the frame rate on the PS5. Therefore you should select the “Performance mode” in the preferences. This is how you achieve the highest possible frame rate on the PS5.
The “resolution mode”, on the other hand, prefers resolution and enables 4K resolution. But here too, this is only possible for games that also have a selection for this setting.
All games for the PS5 that support 120 FPS
Currently, only the native PS5 versions support 120 FPS. Many of these games allow you to play at 120 FPS via an FPS boost.
- A Plague Tale: Innocence
- Battle Chasers: Nightwar
- Battlefield 1, 3, 4, 5, Hardline
- Call of Duty: Warzone
- Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War
- Call of Duty: Vanguard
- Centipede Recharged
- Destiny 2
- Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
- Doom Eternal
- Dirt 4 & 5
- Don’t Starve Giant Edition
- Gears 5
- Ghost runner
- Golf with Your Friends
- Halo Infinite
- Halo: Spartan Assault
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection
- Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- Hollow Knight
- Hyper Scape
- Island Saver
- King Oddball
- LEGO Marvel’s Avengers
- LEGO Marvel Superheroes
- LEGO The Hobbit
- Mad Max
- Mass Effect: Legendary Edition
- Metal: Hellsinger
- Metro 2033 Redux
- Metro: Last Light Redux
- Minecraft dungeons
- Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
- Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
- Moving out
- My friend Pedro
- New Super Lucky’s Tale
- OlliOlli World
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps
- Orphan of the Machine
- Overcooked! 2
- Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
- Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
- Plants vs. Zombies: Battle of the Neighborville
- Power Rangers: Battle of the Grid
- Psychonauts 2
- Realm Royale
- Rocket League
- Rogue Company
- Samurai showdown
- Sea of Thieves
- Second extinction
- Star Wars Battlefront
- Star Wars Battlefront 2
- Star Wars: Squadrons
- The Gardens Between
- The Lego Movie Videogame
- The Tourist
- Titanfall 2
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2
- Totally Reliable Delivery Service
- Unravel 2
- Unruly Heroes
- Untitled Goose Game
- WRC 9th
- Zombie Army 4: Dead War