One of the tidbits revealed throughout the first Xbox 20/20 occasion as we speak is that Dirt 5 helps 120 frames per second on Xbox Series X. Publisher Codemasters’ racing recreation is coming in October, nevertheless it helps Smart Delivery. So should you get it for Xbox One, you’ll get the Xbox Series X model at no extra price.

And what does the Xbox Series X-optimized model of Dirt 5 get you? In an interview with the Xbox workforce, Codemasters confirmed that Dirt 5 helps the next-gen console’s high-framerate function. This means you possibly can drive across the rally racer at 4K and 120 frames per second.

High framerate is one in every of various key options for the next-gen consoles. And that is sensible. Racing video games have already got almost photorealistic visuals. More graphical results usually are not going to make a lot of a distinction to the presentation of a Dirt 5. So this permits Codemasters to place that further horsepower towards working the sport sooner.

But can your TV run Dirt 5 at 120fps?

OK, so the Xbox Series X can run Dirt 5 at as much as 120fps, however that’s not going to matter should you don’t have the appropriate show. High-refreshrate content material is frequent on the PC, however consoles have primarily topped out at 60fps. Because of this it hasn’t matter that almost all TVs prime out at 60Hz. But it’s a downside for the next-gen consoles.

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To truly see Dirt 5 working at 120fps, you’ll want a TV that runs at 120Hz or sooner. That means the TV updates its frames 120 occasions each second. The excellent news right here is that plenty of TVs have already got this function. The dangerous information is that even if in case you have an HFR panel, help is much more difficult than that.

The subject comes all the way down to the audio/video interface working between your TV and the Xbox Series X. Let’s get into the wild world of HDMI 2.1.

To get essentially the most out of your Xbox Series X, you’ll want a TV with HDMI 2.1

HDMI is an A/V commonplace that ought to make it simpler to attach numerous client electronics. But not all HDMI ports are the identical. Microsoft confirmed that the Xbox Series X helps HDMI 2.1. To make sure you squeeze essentially the most frames on the highest decision out of the next-gen console, you’ll want a TV that additionally helps HDMI 2.1.

And proper now, likelihood is slim that you just already personal a TV with HDMI 2.1. If you acquire a TV within the final 12 months … nicely, even then you definately in all probability don’t have the mandatory port.

HDMI 2.1 is the next-gen interface that helps a knowledge bandwidth of as much as 48Gbps. This lets you run 12-bit HDR 4K video at as much as 120Hz (though even some TVs that help HDMI don’t go all the best way to 48Gbps — it’s a large number).

Do you might have the 2020 Samsung Q800t, which is an superior tv for gaming? Or did you get an LG OLED over the past 12 months? If no, then you definately’re nearly actually going to want to improve.

But that doesn’t imply you’ll by no means get to expertise high-refresh fee. If you might have a TV with HDMI 2.0, you might nonetheless select framerate over decision. I do that with the PC I’ve related to my HDMI 2.0b tv. I run video games at 1080p120 as an alternative of 2160p60.

And if you end up having to choose between the 2, I might go together with framerate. That’s simpler to note while you’re 10 ft away out of your show.