Some Samsung Ultra HD and 8K monitors and TVs belonging to range 2022 will support the new standard HDR10 + GAMING, announced last November during the Samsung Developer Conference 2021. There is not yet a complete list of compatible devices (the 2022 range has not been presented): we are still talking about Neo QLED TVs and all models starting from the series Q70B, already revealed by the certifications on the use of the radio spectrum.
All the details and the first titles will be shown at CES 2022, scheduled for January 5-8 in Las Vegas. To collaborate with Samsung was above all NVIDIA, which will support dynamic metadata format on GPUs GeForce RTX 30 Series, RTX 20 Series, And GTX 16 Series. The dedicated graphics card drivers will be released in 2022.
HDR10 + GAMING adapts to various types of screens and sources, including PCs and consoles, and can be combined with the Variable Refresh Rate and 120 Hz. It was developed by HDR10 + Technologies to provide game developers with the necessary tools to guarantee a satisfying and always consistent experience, without the need to intervene to perform a manual calibration of the system. From this point of view, the technology promoted by Samsung is therefore similar to the new Source-Based Tone Mapping function introduced by HDMI 2.1a.
The Korean giant called this feature “Automated HDR Calibration” and guarantees its ability to comply with the requests of the developers (regarding the reproduction of HDR). The user does not have to make any intervention (instead required with HGiG): when the titles are loaded it is the game engine itself that automatically optimizes the content in real-time, to preserve both the details in the darker areas and the brighter ones in the brighter areas. The calibration also sets the screen by enabling the “true reference mode“, a mode that improves color reproduction.
Games that will be unveiled at CES 2022 include Saber Interactive’s “Redout 2” and “Pinball FX” and Game Mechanic Studios’ “Happy Trails and the Kidnapped Princess”. The press release released by Samsung also takes stock of the spread of the HDR10 + format: to date, there are 128 partners with over 4,000 compatible products, including TVs, projectors, smartphones, and tablets, made by over 28 different brands.
Vijay Sharma, Director of Product Management for NVIDIA, said:
Gamers with an NVIDIA GeForce GPU will be able to enjoy a brighter, more vivid and consistent HDR gaming experience on their monitors and TVs thanks to the new HDR10 + GAMING standard.
Seok-woo Yong, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D Team, Visual Display Business for Samsung Electronics, added:
We are extremely proud to announce that the new HDR10 + GAMING standard will be adopted on the Neo QLED 2022 TV range starting with the Q70 series and on gaming monitors, thus allowing users to experience a revolutionary experience through cutting edge, richer images. and realistic. Samsung will continue to invest in improving users’ viewing experience by providing new technological advancements and offering new improved features and better possibilities.