All 4K TVs will support PS5 gaming at 4K resolution. 4K TVs that support HDMI 2.1 features can output PS5 content up to 4K 120 Frames Per Second (FPS) depending on the game title. 4K TVs that do not support HDMI 2.1 features can output PS5 content up to 4K 60 FPS depending on the game title.
What are Frames Per Second (FPS)
Frames per second refer to the number of images displayed in one second. This process is important to ensure that content transitions with a smooth and natural appearance to our eyes. Simply put, the higher the FPS, the smoother the video content appears.
PlayStation 5 output with a TV that supports HDMI 2.1 features
A PlayStation 5 can output content up to 4K 120 FPS depending on whether the game supports the feature. It is important to note that not all game manufacturers will produce games that support 4K 120 FPS.
PlayStation 5 output with a TV that does not support HDMI 2.1 features
A PlayStation 5 can output content up to 4K 60 FPS depending on the game and the output it was designed to produce. The difference will be noticeable from a PS4 Pro or PS4 which outputs content at 4K 60 FPS or Full HD respectively.
While the PS5 and PS4 Pro produce similar output figures on a TV that does not support HDMI 2.1 features, the PS5 houses a stronger GPU which produces more consistent frame rates and increased rendering resolution over the PS4 Pro. The difference is noticeable especially on games that require high power to produce the best image on screen. While the PS5 can maintain a steadier frame rate and rendering resolution, the PS4 Pro may reduce output to compensate for the increased power demand.