Today, Samsung announced its new HDR format—HDR10+ GAMING—to offer an immersive gaming experience on next-generation monitors and TVs. This format provides accurate HDR gameplay, up to 120Hz VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), and low latency. It will be launched at the South Korean firm’s CES 2022 keynote.
HDR10+ GAMING will debut on select 4K and 8K TVs and monitors from Samsung next year. This new HDR standard is supported by Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 30 Series, RTX 20 Series, and GTX 16 Series GPUs, and they will get HDR10+ GAMING drivers in 2022.
HDR10+ Technologies, LLC, which developed the new technology, is offering tools to game developers who want to implement it in their games. It will make it easier for game developers to offer a consistent experience on a range of supported devices. Users don’t need to calibrate their TVs or monitors for good HDR performance while gaming, which was earlier only possible with HDR movies and TV shows.
HDR10+ GAMING also configures the display to “true reference mode,” offering great colors, contrast, and dynamic range. It adjusts brightness, contrast, and colors on a frame-by-frame basis.
Several gaming companies, including Saber Interactive and Game Mechanic Studios, will showcase their HDR10+ GAMING titles at CES 2022. Game Mechanic Studios’ upcoming game titled ‘Happy Trails and the Kidnapped Princess’ features HDR10+ GAMING and will be launched next year.
Seokwoo Yong, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D Team, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, “We are extremely proud to announce that the new HDR10+ GAMING standard will be adopted by Samsung’s 2022 Neo QLED line up with the Q70 TV series and above and gaming monitors, allowing users to enjoy a game-changing experience through cutting-edge visuals and richer, life-like images. Samsung will continue to invest in users’ viewing experiences as technology continues to advance and provide enhanced new features and capabilities.”
“NVIDIA GeForce gamers can enjoy a brighter, more vivid and consistent HDR gaming experience on their monitors or TVs from the support of the new HDR10+ GAMING standard,” said Vijay Sharma, Director of Product Management at NVIDIA.