You’ve finally got yourself a brand new PS5 (Digital or Disc Edition) and are ready to hook it up to your TV to start gaming. But does the included HDMI cable support 4K@120hz? Which cable should you use to get the maximum benefit out of your new console and TV setup?
The PS5 comes bundled with an HDMI 2.1 cable, which is the preferred cable for the new console. It supports 4K@120hz output and even lets you use VRR (Variable Refresh Rate).
Let’s take a detailed look at the PS5’s HDMI support and how to utilize it in the most effective way.
The HDMI Cable in the Box
The PS5 comes with an HDMI 2.1 cable that lets the console output up to 4K@120hz or 1080@120hz. This cable also lets users enable the VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) feature.
VRR helps eliminate jagged edges from the image and makes it appear a lot more smoother even when the frames are dipping.
While the console can use HDMI 2.0 as well, it is intended to be used with an HDMI 2.1 cable for maximum fidelity. Just use the cable that came with the box, and if you have to buy an after-market one for whatever reason… STICK TO HDMI 2.1!
And now you know which HDMI cable comes bundled with the PS5 and the benefits it provides. If you liked this quick guide, be sure to check out other PS5-related articles.