Samsung has announced that select televisions and monitors in its 2022 line-up will support its recently unveiled HDR10+ Gaming standard. It promises to provide gamers with an immersive and “ultra-responsive HDR gaming experience”. You can catch a glimpse of the HDR gameplay when it is showcased at CES 2022. Besides, it will also release a list of 4K and 8K game titles powered by NVIDIA GPUs.
Samsung first announced HDR10+ Gaming in October. The company said that the new standard will be implemented by Samsung’s 2022 Q70 TV series and above, as well as the Neo QLED line-up. An image shared by Samsung appears to be that of the 2022 Neo QLED TV with very slim bezels.
The South Korean company said that its new gaming standard will support automated HDR calibration to provide better picture quality as well as meet the demands of game developers. Samsung had this to say about the HDR10+ standard:
This new standard, developed by HDR10+ Technologies, LLC, gives game developers the tools they need to provide gamers with a compelling and consistent HDR gaming experience without the need for manual calibration across a variety of display technologies for various input sources, including consoles, PCs and more.
What is HDR10+ Gaming Standard?
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With HDR10+ Gaming, you will not need to fiddle with manual settings, since the game engine will automatically optimize colour calibration in real-time. Furthermore, it will display colours as intended by the developer by configuring the display to a “true reference mode”. HDR10+ is expected to optimize brightness and contrast and provide better colour accuracy. It will provide gamers with Low-latency and VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) at up to 120Hz.
To experience HDR10+ Gaming, your PC will need an Nvidia graphics card, a game that has adopted the standard, along with Samsung’s upcoming displays that support it. Samsung claimed that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series, RTX 20 Series and GTX 16 Series GPUs will support HDR10+ with drivers and are expected to release in 2022.
One challenge for Samsung would be to get game developers to adopt the HDR10+ Gaming standard. It already has Saber Interactive on board, for the games Redout 2 and Pinball FX, which will be unveiled at CES 2022. Besides, Game Mechanic Studios is also reported to showcase its HDR10+ gaming title Happy Trails and the Kidnapped Princess at the event.