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HDR10+ Gaming: Revolutionizing the Gaming Experience

Samsung has recently introduced HDR10+ Gaming, a groundbreaking technology that pushes the boundaries of the HDR10+ standard. This new gaming format aims to enhance the gaming experience by delivering lifelike and accurate colors on compatible displays. Samsung, in collaboration with NEXON, has developed the first game to utilize this technology, called The First Descendent.

HDR, short for high dynamic range, is a video technology that allows displays to deliver more vibrant and realistic colors. HDR10 is the baseline format for HDR, present in all displays claiming to support high dynamic range. However, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision are advanced formats that provide dynamic metadata, enabling the display to adjust brightness levels scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame.

While HDR10+ and Dolby Vision have made significant strides in video content, they haven't fully addressed the needs of gaming. This is where HDR10+ Gaming and Dolby Vision for Games come into play. These gaming-focused formats aim to optimize the gaming experience by incorporating additional features.

HDR10+ Gaming brings several advantages to the table. Firstly, it expands the dynamic range and increases color depth, resulting in more realistic visuals. Moreover, it focuses on three crucial factors to deliver a top-notch gaming experience.

One of these factors is Variable Refresh Rate (VRR). Unlike traditional videos with fixed frame rates, games have varying frame rates. To accommodate this, displays with HDR10+ Gaming support come with VRR technology that can reach up to 120Hz. This means gamers can enjoy buttery smooth gameplay with enhanced visuals.

Another significant advantage is the automatic HDR calibration feature. In the past, gamers had to manually calibrate their displays for HDR-supported games. With HDR10+ Gaming, this hassle is eliminated as the technology seamlessly provides panel properties to optimize video output. Gamers no longer need to go through the OSD and tune their display for each game.

Lastly, HDR10+ Gaming employs low-latency source tone mapping to adapt digital signals to appropriate light levels without increasing video latency. This is essential for fast-paced and action-packed games, ensuring a seamless gaming experience.

The first game to support HDR10+ Gaming, The First Descendent, will have an open beta release on September 19. However, it is important to note that compatible displays are currently only available from Samsung. Gamers worldwide can look forward to experiencing the next level of gaming with HDR10+ Gaming.

Sources:

– Gizchina News: article “HDR10+ Gaming Brings Butter Smooth Gameplay on Samsung Monitors and TVs” (no longer available)