Sony has rolled out its latest system update for PlayStation 5 consoles. The update, bearing version 22.01-05.50.00, comes with new settings for Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM). This will enhance system performance, claims Sony.
With the new update, ALLM settings can be changed by navigating to Settings > Screen and Video > Video Output > ALLM. Users will be given two options—Automatic and Off. Selecting the former will allow the user’s TV to automatically tweak the ALLM. This means that while playing games, the TV will switch to the low latency mode by itself. Selecting “Off” will disable ALLM, except during VRR (variable refresh rate) output.
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You can check out the July 7 PS5 system update release notes below:
- If you’re using a TV that supports ALLM (auto low latency mode), you can adjust ALLM settings in Settings > Screen and Video > Video Output > ALLM.
- If you select Automatic, your TV will automatically switch to low-latency mode while playing games. If you select Off, ALLM won’t be enabled, except during VRR (variable refresh rate) output.
- This system software update improves system performance.
The VRR feature arrived for PlayStation 5 gaming consoles in April this year. Notably, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles have had VRR support for quite some time. VRR enhances gameplay by offering crisper graphics, smoother gaming, along with other improvements. This is done by dynamically syncing the display’s refresh rate to the PS5 console’s graphical output. VRR is supported by HDMI 2.1 VRR-compatible TVs and PC monitors.