Samsung has announced its first device that will support the HDR10+ Gaming standard, an extended game-focused version of HDR10 that can also be automatically calibrated. HDR10+ Gaming was originally announced in October, but now Samsung is revealing that its new 2022 lineup of QLED TVs (Q70 series and above) and gaming monitors will be the first to support the standard.
Samsung partnered with Saber Interactive to bring HDR10+ support to Redout 2 and Pinball FX, both of which will be showcased at CES 2022. In addition, Game Mechanic Studios will also have HDR10+ game titles with Happy Trails and the Kidnapped Princess.
Reporting from The Verge (24/12), the games that Samsung showcased are different from the big games available on rival HDR standards: Dolby Vision games – including Halo Infinite, Gears 5, and Call of Duty: Blacks Ops Cold War. Xbox Series X and S already support at least ten games on Dolby Vision.
HDR10+ Gaming has more visual metadata than regular HDR10 (targeting 4 times peak brightness), supports variable refresh rate (VRR), and auto low latency mode (ALLM) for better game viewing and visual performance. Samsung also said this HDR standard would work “over 120 Hz” but didn’t go into detail.
Rival HDR standard, Dolby Vision, already has all of that (except for the claim of 120 Hz and above). Additionally, Samsung’s rival LG announced its C1 and G1 OLED displays with Dolby Vision gaming standards back in June this year.
The entire HDR10+ experience, like Dolby Vision, is only possible if all settings are integrated in the format support. This means that to enjoy HDR10+ Gaming, users’ PCs need an NVIDIA graphics card (with support for GeForce RTX 30 Series, RTX 20 Series, and GTX 16 Series GPUs), a preprogrammed game with extra visual metadata, and one of Samsung’s new displays ( new TV or monitor) that supports.