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If you’re like me, you love your PS5, but maybe you’re not using it to its full potential. In my case, I have two places in the house where I can play the PlayStation 5: a generic 60-inch 4K TV I bought off the shelf as “good enough for streaming” but not-so-good picture for gaming, or I I have my Odyssey G5 32 inch 1440p gaming monitor which works wonderfully but can only play PS5 games in 1080p. The good news is that the latest PS5 update means I can finally get the best of both worlds, great frame rates and true 1440p support.
We show you how to play PS5 games in 1440p and everything you need to know about the new PS5 1440p mode.
To run your PS5 in 1440p mode, you will need to have the latest PS5 update and a 1440p compatible monitor. After that, you will enter Settings > Display and Video and select Try the 1440p output. This will check your compatibility with different HDR modes and frame rates for 1440p. After that it will automatically run in 1440p when possible if Settings > Display and video > Resolution is set to automaticor you can click Resolution and manually set it to 1440p to be safe.
What is 1440p mode on the PS5? Is it really 1440p?
When the PlayStation 5 first came out, it only supported 1080p and 4K, but that’s not the case anymore. An update adding support for 60Hz and 120Hz 144op monitors began rolling out to the PS5 on September 7, 2022.
You might be wondering if the new 1440p mode actually downsamples to 1440p, or if it uses upscaling or downscaling tricks. The good news is that many games can natively display in 1440p, but the ones that don’t are upsampled from 4K to 1440p. Regardless, it’s important to note that variable refresh rate doesn’t work with 1440p mode.
How to set the PS5 to 1440p
First, if your console was last updated before September 7, 2022, you’ll need to run an update to use 1440p.
To check for an update, go to Settings > System > System Software > System Software Update and Settings and select the option System Software Update. You will then be asked how to install the update, select Update using the Internet.
To go Settings > Display and Video. You’ll want to use your controller to go down to Try the 1440p output.
From there, you’ll be guided through a series of prompts asking if you can see the screen properly, to determine what refresh rates your 1440p monitor can handle. Each time he responds with Yes.
Once done it will tell you all the different 1440p modes it supports and then it will go back to the Screen and Video menu. At this point, you can choose to force the resolution to 1440p or keep it on auto. And that’s it, your monitor will now work in 1440p mode.