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Can we Play 120fps Xbox Series X Games on TV

At the very first Xbox 20/20 event, there were quite a lot of revelations made about the Dirt 5 game.
It is the follow up of the 2017’s Dirt 4, which is lauded by both the critics and the viewers and is a great success. This rally racing game is trying to expand its audience’s experience by providing a more compatible and graphically appealing game. As the makers want the game to never go off trend. This game supports about 120 frames per second on the new Xbox Series X.
The amazing news is if you get this for Xbox ONE, you’ll get the Xbox Series X without any additional cost.

What is so New about this Game?

The Xbox team, during the event, told that Dirt 5 supports the next-generation consoles. These consoles are famous for their high framerate feature. So, you can enjoy this game by driving at 4K and 120 frames per second. This game, from the start, has been praised for its visuals, for being so realistic and now this new feature adds a hint of glitter to its upcoming success. As the game already had a great visual offering so the makers didn’t stress much on this part. On the other hand, they focused on helping the game to run fast by putting in extra horsepower.

Can TVs Handle these Kinds of Games?

The Xbox Series X can run the Dirt 5 game at up to 120 fps, but that depends on the medium you are using, i.e. you need to have the right display. This game has a high graphical offering that needs a device with a high refresh rate, which we most often find in PCs. As usual, the consoles topped out at 60fps it hasn’t mattered that most TVs top out at 60Hz. But this can turn out to be a problem for the next-generation consoles.

For Dirt 5 to run at 120fps on a TV, it needs to be running at 120Hz or faster. This means your TV needs to be capable enough to update its frame at the rate of 120fps. Let me tell you now TVs with this feature are available in the market.

Dirt 5 game
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What kind of TV Should I Buy?

First of all, if you want to get the best out of the Dirt 5 game you need a TV with HDMI 2.1. This is what decides the audio, visual standards, and adaptability of the device while connecting to other devices. Microsoft itself has confirmed that the HDMI to be 2.1 for the Xbox Series X to function smoothly. The visual treat of this game is accessible only if the frame runs at high resolution out of the new generation console which is possible only with an HDMI 2.1. Let’s discuss the power of HDMI 2.1 firstly it supports 12-bit HDR 4K video at a speed of 120Hz.
TV like 2020 Samsung Q800t and LG OLED are some of the old models that have HDMI 2.1 and if you don’t have then you probably need to upgrade.

But, even the TVs with HDMI 2.0 can support the Xbox Series X but then the experience will differ, as you’ll have to choose framerate over resolution.

So, in the end, the decision is yours whether you want to upgrade your TV or you’re fine playing it on your desktop.


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