Tech NewsSamsung is launching its first HDR10+ gaming displays

DarylDecember 24, 2021

Samsung has announced displays that will support the upcoming HDR10+ gaming standard, which is an upgraded version of hdr10 that includes a wider range of games and also supports automatic calibration. As we mentioned previously, HDR10+ gaming was scheduled for release in October, but now Samsung is revealing that the new 2022 lineup of QLED TVs (Q70 and above) and gaming monitors will be the first lineup to support this standard.

Samsung partnered with Saber Interactive to bring support for HDR10+ to Redout 2 and Pinball FX, which will both be showcased at CES 2022 (as long as the game developer doesn’t drop out). Also, Game Mechanic Studios will have its HDR10+ gaming title Happy Trails and the Kidnapped Princess on the floor.

The games Samsung is touting are in contrast to major games available on the competing standard: Dolby Vision gaming — including Halo Infinite, Gears 5, and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The Xbox Series X and S already support at least ten games on Dolby Vision.

 

 

 

HDR10+ games have more visual metadata than regular HDR10 (targeting 4 times its peak brightness) and support variable refresh rate (VRR) and auto low latency mode (ALLM) for better looking and performing game visuals. Samsung also said that the standard will work “over 120 Hz” but did not go into any detail about it.

The most successful competitor, Dolby vision gaming, is already doing all this stuff, saving for the 120Hz plus claim. Samsung’s main competitor LG also announced its new C1 and G1 OLED display models that include the Dolby Vision gaming standard in June of this year.

When the users of HDR10+ experience a multi-channel experience, similar to that of Dolby vision, they are only able to consume the experience when the whole setup is vertically integrated to support the format. When you play HDR10+ games, you will need an NVIDIA graphics card that supports both the Geforce RTX 30 series and the Geforce RTX 20 series GPUs, a game that is programmed with all the extra visual metadata, and one of Samsung’s new big screens that can output it.

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