September 26, 2023

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Samsung has announced the first game to support the new HDR10 Plus gaming standard

Samsung has announced the first game to support the new HDR10 Plus gaming standard

Samsung’s announcement doesn’t specify which platforms the game will support HDR10 Plus on, but we’ll assume it’s PC rather than consoles since neither Sony nor Microsoft has announced support for the latest HDR format on their platforms. On PC, Nvidia has announced that it’s adding support for HDR10 Plus Gaming to its RTX and 16-series graphics cards. in November 2022.

HDR calibration without sliders

The big touted feature of the HDR10 Plus standard for gaming is that it allows games to automatically calibrate their brightness and colors depending on what a connected TV or monitor can support, similar to what Sony supports. PS5 offered with select Sony Bravia TVs. In theory, this should lead to better distinction and shadow detail, and more accurate color reproduction. The process automates what is often a manual calibration that involves adjusting the slider so you can barely see a logo on a white or black background. during advertisementSamsung also announced that the HDR10 Plus Gaming features low latency and is compatible with variable refresh rates.

In addition to a compatible PC, you’ll also need an HDR10 Plus Gaming compatible monitor to take advantage of the new technology. Samsung says Newer high-end TVs and Odyssey gaming monitors already offer support, while Nvidia press release from last year It is stated that Amazon, Panasonic, TCL, and Vizio TVs are also compatible. But I don’t expect this to be supported as widely as Dolby Vision for example.

HDR10 Plus has been around for a few years now, and is known as an open, royalty-free competitor to the Dolby Vision HDR standard. Both offer two major advantages over the standard HDR10 format, and include support for dynamic metadata to deliver more accurate colors and better highlight and shadow detail on compatible displays. Xbox consoles already support the use of the Dolby Vision standard with games, though HDTVTest’s Vincent Teo He examined the feature in 2021, and found that its advantages over the HDR10 standard at the time were minimal.

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Despite the “world’s first” language in the ad, this isn’t the first time Samsung has dropped certain gaming names in relation to the HDR10 Plus Gaming standard. When it announced its first screens to support the format in late 2021 Reported in Saber Interactive reduction 2 And PinballFX In addition to another title called Happy Trails and the kidnapped princess It will be shown along with the technology at CES 2022. We’ve reached out to Saber to see if their titles supported the standard when they were released in 2022, but we can’t see any evidence of that. Happy trails ever to the market.

In addition to the HDR10 Plus gaming standard, Nvidia recently announced that The first descendant It will also support its DLSS 3 upgrade technology.