Do you need another HDR standard? Samsung believes so as they announced the new HDR10+ Gaming standard. As you’d expect, this is geared towards gaming — PC, console, or even a cloud game — with features to get that extra bit of visual performance.
The new standard supported by Samsung’s upcoming 2022 range of monitors and TVs (Q70 series and above) will not only bring dynamic range improvement but also features like VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) and 120Hz support.
The HDR10+ Gaming standard makes it easier for gamers to automate the HDR settings, taking manual intervention out of the equation every time you play a different game on a different platform. The HDR10+ Gaming-supported device can automatically detect the source, preferred video settings and calibrate the screen to display a “true reference” picture quality, just like the developer intended.
The standard and the premise are promising but the issue is the adoption of the new standard as it tries to compete with the already established Dolby Vision. Samsung hasn’t announced any AAA publisher working with the new standard but did confirm Saber Interactive and Game Mechanic Studios are working to bring games supporting HDR10+ Gaming.
The only major backer, for now, seems to be Nvidia who will release drivers for its GeForce RTX 30 Series, RTX 20 Series, and GTX 16 Series GPUs next year.
[Via Sammy Hub]