Report: PlayStation 5 Unable To Support 1440p Resolution

Posted on November 6, 2020 by Nick Moreno

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Upon comparing the two consoles underway for arrival this month, many conjure what fundamental differences divide the two solely based on the technological architecture of the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. But to say the least, the two are very neck-to-neck. Virtually, the only differences are found within the GPU and SSD: while Xbox offers more raw power in its GPU, PlayStation is projected to load faster based on its custom SSD.

But despite what differentiates the two, the only way to discover the true bridging factors is testing the pair of consoles. And according to a recent report from IGN Italy, it is shared that the PlayStation 5 is not compatible with certain monitors. That being 1440p displays, the content when projected to the screen with be downscaled to 1080p.

The Italian outlet goes to disclose that the lacking support for the specific line of monitors will not dramatically affect majority of sole console users. In fact, IGN Italy tells that more so PC players will feel the pain as monitors are the most peripherals to support the resolution. Standard televisions do not target 1440p and either bottleneck at 1080p or exceed that for full 4K.

So while this might seem problematic at a face value, the issue is very minimal to those that keep their console in the living room. But for those that play on a monitor at their desk, this is your warning now. Regardless, this is not looked to be a make it or break it deal for PlayStation 5 approaching its release set for next week.

On the matters of other components affecting the PlayStation 5, Sony explains the size of the unit is dictated based on the size of the device’s cooling fan. For now the console will look as we are most familiar with, but is subjected to change when the system is reiterated upon. You can read the full report by heading here.

What are your thoughts on no support for 1440p on PlayStation 5?

PlayStation 5 is scheduled to launch on November 12, 2020 and November 19, 2020.

Source: IGN Italy

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