What’s the difference between the Razer Naga Pro, Trinity and X?

The Naga X is a new gaming mouse released by Razer in 2021. So, how does it compare to the Naga Pro and Naga Trinity? You can find out in this comparison guide between the three computer mouses.

Quick Summary

When compared to the Razer Naga Trinity, the new Razer Naga X is lighter, uses a Speedflex cable, has a higher sensitivity, has better switch durability and features 100% PTFE mouse feet.

On the other hand, the Naga Trinity has a shorter grip length, has a higher maximum acceleration, features swappable side plates, has more programmable buttons, features a tilt scroll wheel and has more on-board memory profiles.

With that said, the Razer Naga Pro generally has the best performance metrics and most features out of this group.

The Pro version is also the only mouse in the series to support a wireless connection as you can pick between Bluetooth or Razer HyperSpeed. It is also the only one to support the Razer Mouse Dock Chroma.

Naga Pro vs. Naga Trinity vs. Naga X Comparison Chart

You can check out Seeking Tech’s comparison table for the three Razer mice below.

Razer Naga ProRazer Naga TrinityRazer Naga X
Weight117 grams or 0.257 pound120 grams 0.260 pound85 grams or 0.190 pound
Dimension119.0 mm x 74.5 mm x 43.0 mm or 4.69 in x 2.93 in x 1.69 in119.0 mm x 68.0 mm x 43.0 mm or 4.69 in x 2.68 in x 1.69 in119.0 mm x 74.5 mm x 43.0 mm or 4.69 in x 2.93 in x 1.69 in
ConnectivityWired

Wireless (Bluetooth or Razer HyperSpeed)
WiredWired
Cable TypeSpeedflexStandardSpeedflex
Sensor TypeOpticalOpticalOptical
Maximum Sensitivity20000 DPI16000 DPI18000 DPI
Maximum Speed650 IPS450 IPS450 IPS
Maximum Acceleration50 G50 G40 G
Swappable Side Plates2-Button Side Plate

6-Button Side Plate

12-Button Side Plate
2-Button Side Plate

7-Button Side Plate

12-Button Side Plate
N/A
Programmable Buttons201916
Switch TypeOpticalOpticalOptical
Switch Lifecycle70 million clicks50 million clicks70 million clicks
On-Board Memory Profiles551
Mouse Feet100% PTFEStandard100% PTFE
Tilt Scroll Wheel?YesYesNo
Battery LifeUp to 150 hoursN/AN/A
Razer Mouse Dock Chroma Support?YesNoNo
RGB Lighting?YesYesYes
Warranty2 years2 years2 years
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Weight

The new Naga X weighs a lot less when compared to the older Naga Pro and Naga Trinity, the latter of which is the heaviest of the group.

You can take a look at the weight specifications below:

  • Razer Naga Pro: 117 grams or 0.257 pound
  • Razer Naga Trinity: 120 grams 0.260 pound
  • Razer Naga X: 85 grams or 0.190 pound

Dimension

When it comes to the physical size, the X and Pro versions are identical. The Trinity version is not as wide as the other two.

You can take a look at the full measurements, which is displayed as Length x Grip Width x Height, below:

  • Naga Pro: 119.0 mm x 74.5 mm x 43.0 mm or 4.69 in x 2.93 in x 1.69 in
  • Naga Trinity: 119.0 mm x 68.0 mm x 43.0 mm or 4.69 in x 2.68 in x 1.69 in
  • Naga X: 119.0 mm x 74.5 mm x 43.0 mm or 4.69 in x 2.93 in x 1.69 in

Connectivity

Just like the Naga Trinity, the new Naga X use a wired connection. The Naga Pro is the only computer mouse in this versus guide to support both a wired and wireless connection. With wireless, you can use either Bluetooth or the Razer HyperSpeed.

Cable Type

The Naga Pro and Naga X both use the Speedflex cable, which is designed to provide better flexibility and precent cable drag. The Naga Trinity uses a standard braided cable.

Sensor Type

The three PC mouses are equipped with an optical sensor.

Maximum Sensitivity

The Naga Pro has the highest sensitive out of this group while the Naga Trinity has the lowest. The new Naga X is in between the other two.

You can find the maximum sensitivity specifications, which is displayed as Dots Per Inch (DPI), below:

  • Razer Naga Pro: 20000 DPI
  • Razer Naga Trinity: 16000 DPI
  • Razer Naga X: 18000 DPI

Maximum Speed

The Pro version also has the best maximum speed out of this Naga series as it is capable of track up to 650 Inches Per Second (IPS). Both the Trinity and X versions have speeds of up to 450 IPS.

Maximum Acceleration

The X model of the Razer model has a lower maximum acceleration when compared to the other two.

You can take a look at the acceleration specs below:

  • Naga Pro: 50 G
  • Naga Trinity: 50 G
  • Naga X: 40 G

Swappable Side Plates

The new Naga X does not come with any swappable side plates. The Naga Pro (2-Button Side Plate, 6-Button Side Plate and 12-Button Side Plate) and Naga Trinity (2-Button Side Plate, 7-Button Side Plate and 12-Button Side Plate) each comes with three.

Programmable Buttons

The Pro variant of the Razer Naga features the most programmable buttons, which is one more than the Trinity variant and four more than X variant.

You can find number of programmable buttons for each of the gaming mouse below:

  • Razer Naga Pro: 20
  • Razer Naga Trinity: 19
  • Razer Naga X: 16

Switch Type

All three of the PC mouses in this comparison guide utilize an optical switch.

Switch Lifecycle

The mouse switches of the Naga Pro and Naga X are tied for having the best durability at 70 million clicks lifecycle rating. The switches of the Naga Trinity have a 50 million clicks lifecycle rating.

On-Board Memory Profiles

The new Naga X only comes with one on-board memory profile. In comparison, both the Naga Pro and Naga Trinity come with 5 profiles.

Mouse Feet

The Pro and X versions come with 100% PTFE mouse feet, which provides easy glide across most surfaces. The Trinity version comes with standard mouse feet.

Tilt Scroll Wheel

The Razer Naga Pro and Razer Naga Trinity includes a tilt scroll wheel while the new Razer Naga X doesn’t.

Battery Life

Since the Naga Pro is the only wireless mouse of the group, it is also the only one to come with an internal battery. This mouse has a battery life of up to 150 hours.

Razer Mouse Dock Chroma

The Pro is the only mouse from the Razer Naga series to be compatible with the Razer Mouse Dock Chroma.

If you are interested, the charging accessory is available for purchase on Amazon with this link.

RGB Lighting

The Pro, Trinity and X versions of the Naga series all feature Razer Chroma RGB lighting.

Warranty

The Razer Naga Pro Modular Wireless Mouse, Razer Naga Trinity Modular MOBA/MMO Gaming Mouse and Razer Naga X Ergonomic MMO Gaming Mouse each comes with a 2-year warranty.

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Compatible desk and wall mounts for 27” LG UltraGear Gaming Monitors

LG currently has several 27-inch UltraGear gaming monitors. If you want to mount these on a desk or on a wall, you can follow this Seeking Tech guide to find the most suitable options.

Model Numbers

This guide will cover the following model numbers:

  • 27GN600-B
  • 27GN650-B
  • 27GN750-B
  • 27GN800-B
  • 27GN850-B

27” LG UltraGear Gaming Monitor Specifications

The mounting specs for the 27” UltraGear monitors are different depending on the model number.

You can take a look at the dimensions (without a stand), weight (without a stand) and VESA pattern (the distance between the four mounting holes located on the back of the screen) below:

Dimensions without Stand

  • 27GN600-B: 24.2″ x 14.4″ x 2.1″
  • 27GN650-B: 24.2″ x 14.4″ x 2.0″
  • 27GN750-B: 24.2″ x 14.4″ x 2.2″
  • 27GN800-B: 24.2″ x 14.4″ x 2.1″
  • 27GN850-B: 24.2″ x 14.4″ x 2.2″

Weight without Stand

  • 27GN600-B: 11.2 lbs
  • 27GN650-B: 11.2 lbs
  • 27GN750-B: 8.8 lbs
  • 27GN800-B: 11.7 lbs
  • 27GN850-B: 9.3 lbs

VESA Pattern

  • 27GN600-B: 100 mm x 100 mm
  • 27GN650-B: 100 mm x 100 mm
  • 27GN750-B: 100 mm x 100 mm
  • 27GN800-B: 100 mm x 100 mm
  • 27GN850-B: 100 mm x 100 mm

Compatible desk mount

If you want to mount your 27-inch UltraGear onto a desk, we recommend the WALI Premium Single LCD Monitor Desk Mount. You will be able to install this mount on your table using a 3.1” c-clamp or 1.6” grommet base.

The WALI product supports the 100 mm x 100 mm VESA pattern in addition to being able to hold up to 17.6 lbs, which makes it compatible with the aforementioned 27” LG UltraGear monitors.

When you installed your screen with this mount, you will be able to swivel up to 90 degrees to the left, swivel up to 90 degrees to the right, tilt upwards at a maximum of 35 degrees and tilt downwards at a maximum of 35 degrees.

You can also rotate the entire screen 360 degrees as you will be able to go from landscape to portrait and vice versa.

The Premium Single LCD Monitor Desk Mount from WALI features a gas spring to make movements smoother anytime you decide to change the rotating, swivel and tilt angles.

Not to mention that you can also extend your gaming monitor at up to 18.34” as well as adjust its height at up to 23.62”.

In addition to a single arm version, the product also includes a dual arms version for two monitors and triple arms version for three monitors.

If you are interested, you can purchase our recommend desk mount from Amazon with the following link:

Compatible wall mount

If you would rather install your 27-inch UltraGear on a wall instead, then you should get another WALI product with the LCD Monitor Fully Adjustable Gas Spring Wall Mount. You will be able to install this product on a wall with a stud.

The wall mount fits the 100 mm x 100 mm VESA patterns and can hold weights of up to 14.3 pounds. Thus, it will support all versions of the 27” LG Ultra Gear series.

When paired with this WALI product, you will be able to swivel a maximum of 90 degrees to the left, swivel a maximum of 90 degrees to the right, tilt upwards at up to 75 degrees and tilt downwards at up to 45 degrees.

Furthermore, the mount features a rotation of 360 degrees, so you will be able to change from a landscape orientation to a portrait orientation and vice versa.

You can also extend your UltraGear at up to 17” as well as adjust its height at up to 16”.

Along with a single arm version, there is also a dual arms version for two monitors.

You can purchase our recommend wall monitor mount, if you are interested, on Amazon via the following link:

How to fix issues with muffled, tinny and low-quality headset audio on PS5

When using your headset with the PlayStation 5 (or PlayStation 5 Digital Edition), you may notice that the sound is muffled, tinny and/or generally of lower quality than what you were expecting.

If your headset is not sounding right when playing games on the PS5, you can follow this Seeking Tech guide to find some potential fixes.

Before we being, we recommend taking a look at your headset to see if it is functioning normally. To do so, we suggest testing it on another device, like a computer or a non-PS5 game system.

If your headset is working normally on other devices, then the next step we recommend you take is to see if it can be updated via a firmware. If it is, you can usually find the new software file, as well as instructions to updating, on the official website of the manufacturer of your headset.

You should also make sure that your PlayStation 5 is up-to-date as the latest firmware could fix your headset audio issues. If your console is connected to the Internet, then it will automatically download the newest firmware if there is an update available.

Furthermore, if you are using a wireless headset that connects to your PS5 via an USB transmitter, then we recommend using the USB port in the front as many players are reporting issues with the two back ports.

What are the best compatible PS5 headsets?

Keep in mind that not all headsets are compatible with the PlayStation 5. If you are looking for a new headset, we recommend either the official PULSE 3D Wireless Headset or the SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless.

If you are interested, you can purchase either of the two on Amazon with the following links:

To find out more about these two headsets, you can take a look at our compatibility guides for Sony and SteelSeries PS5 headsets.

How to disable 3D audio on PS5

If none of the aforementioned suggestions fix the bad quality headset audio issues, then one of the more common fixes is by disabling 3D audio.

The PlayStation 5 comes with the Tempest Engine to deliver 3D audio. Not all PS5 games support this feature. Not to mention that PS4 backwards compatible games also do not support the Tempest Engine.

Games that do not support PS5’s 3D audio feature may end up sounding distorted. So, if you are experiencing headset issues, you can try disabling 3D audio.

You can do so with the following steps:

1. Turn on your PlayStation 5 and then select a user profile. This will bring you to the Home Screen main menu.

2. In the main menu, head to “Settings,” which you can find on the top right corner of the screen.

3. In the Settings menu, select “Sound.”

4. In the Sound menu, select “Audio Output” on the left side.

5. On the right side of the same screen, scroll down until you see the “Enable 3D Audio” option. If it is greyed out, you need to make sure your headset is plugged in.

6. If the to the right of the “Enable 3D Audio” option is white, it means that the feature is currently enabled. Select “Enable 3D Audio” to turn it off.

How to adjust 3D audio profile on PS5

Another potential fix for the muffled, tinny and/or low-quality headset sound is by adjusting the 3D audio profile.

You can do so with the following steps:

1. Return to the aforementioned Sound menu in Settings.

2. In the Sound menu, select “Audio Output” on the left side and the “Adjust 3D Audio Profile” option under Headphones on the right side of the same screen. If this is greyed out, make sure your headset is plugged in and “Enable 3D Audio” is enabled.

3. In the Adjust 3D Audio Profile menu, follow the instructions on the screen. Basically, you want the water line to be as close to your ear level as possible.

How to change the audio format of PS5

If you still getting bad audio from your headset, you can try changing the audio format on the PlayStation 5.

To do so, you can take the following steps:

1. Head back to the Sound menu in Settings and then select “Audio Output” on the left side of the screen.

2. Scroll all the way down and select “Audio Format (Priority)” under General.

2. You have three options as you can choose between “Linear PCM,” “Bitstream (Dolby)” and “Bitstream DTS.” Test out all three to see if changing the audio format will resolve the distorted sound.

How to rebuild database on PS5

If none of the above fixes worked, then you can try rebuilding the database on your PlayStation 5.

To do so, you need to take the following steps:

1. Turn your PS5 completely off.

2. Locate the power button on your PlayStation 5. Press down and hold. You should hear a beep immediately. After seven seconds, you should hear a second beep. At this point, you can let go of the power button.

3. If done correctly, the PS5 will boot up in Safe mode. Follow the onscreen instructions to connect your DualSense controller to go to the menu.

4. In the menu, select “Rebuild Data” to start the process.

How to make PS4 games look better on PS5

The PlayStation 5 (as well as the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition) can play PlayStation 4 games due to the backwards compatibility feature. When playing PS4 videogames on the PS5, these games could actually end up looking worse when compared to being played on the PlayStation 4 and/or PlayStation 4 Pro.

If you are running into visual issues, then you can check out this guide at Seeking Tech to find out how to make your PS4 games look better on the PS5.

Why PS4 games look worse on PS5

The main reason some PlayStation 4 games look worse when running on the PlayStation 5 is due to how the PS5 handles HDR.

When you enable HDR on the PlayStation 5, the system will use HDR on all contents, even on games that don’t use HDR. As a result, non-HDR (also known as SDR) games will be automatically converted to a HDR image.

Thus, you could end up getting a different image, for better or worse, when playing PS4 games on the PS5 console.

Another potential problem is with backwards compatibility. While a vast majority of games are compatible, you can still run into some issues.

How to check what PS4 games are compatible with PS5

The first step we recommend taking is to see if the PlayStation 4 game you are having issues with may be due to problems related to the PS5 backwards compatibility feature. The easiest way to check is by searching for the game on the Official PlayStation Store Website.

On the bottom of the product page of the game, you will see one of the three messages:

1. “To play this game on PS5, your system may need to be updated to the latest system software. Although this game is playable on PS5, some features available on PS4 may be absent.”

2. “When playing on PS5, this game may exhibit errors or unexpected behavior and some features available on PS4 may be absent. To play this game on PS5, your system may need to be updated to the latest system software.”

3. “Playable on: PS4 only”

The first message means that the PS4 game should be fully backwards compatible with the PS5. The second message means that the PS4 game can be played on the PS5 but with potential issues. The third message means that you can’t play the PS4 game on the PS5 as it won’t boot up at all.

If your game got the second message, then you might not be able to do anything on your end to make your PS4 game look better on the PS5. Instead, you have to wait for either the developer to release a patch for the game and/or for Sony to update its backwards compatibility feature for the PlayStation 5.

If the game is tagged with the first message, then we recommend checking if it supports HDR.

What PS4 games support HDR?

HDR is a relatively new display technology. Thus, a majority of PlayStation 4 games does not support it. To find a list of HDR-compatible PS4 games, you can check out the one compiled by Push Square. If your game is not on the aforementioned list, then you can see if your game supports HDR by looking for a HDR option from the in-game menu.

Disabling Dynamic Tone Mapping

If you have a television set that is capable of Dynamic Tone Mapping, then we recommend turning that setting off as it could lead to inaccurate colors. Instead, we recommend using either HGiG or nothing at all. For more information, you can take a look at HDTVTest’s video on Dynamic Tone Mapping and HGiG.

Turn on HDR In-Game

If the PS4 game you are having trouble with supports HDR, then we recommend checking the in-game menu to see if HDR is enabled. If the HDR option is disabled, then it means that the game is being converted from SDR to HDR by the PlayStation 5. By enabling the HDR option, you should be able to get a more natural HDR image.

How to disable auto-HDR on PS5

If your game does not support HDR, then we recommend disabling HDR on the PlayStation 5 system. As we stated above, the PS5 will convert non-HDR (or SDR) games to HDR, which could make it look worse than the original image.

To disable auto-HDR, you have to disable HDR entirely on the PlayStation 5. To do so, you have to take the following steps:

1. Enter the “Settings” menu from the Home Screen. This is located on the upper right corner of the screen next to the clock and your profile picture.

2. In the “Settings” menu, head to “Screen and Video.”

3. In the “Screen and Video” menu, head to “Video Output” on the left tab and then select “HDR” on the right side of the screen.

4. Change “HDR” from “Automatic” to “Off.” Your television will refresh itself to make the change.

5. Keep in mind that this setting will turn off HDR for all contents. If other games and/or media look fine with HDR previously, then we recommend turning it back on after you done playing the PS4 game that is having HDR problems.

If none of the aforementioned suggested solutions fixes work, then we recommend take a look at the following guides to help you calibrate the HDR settings on the PlayStation 5:

How to enable 120 FPS on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S for EX2510, EX2710 and EX2780Q

In addition to several Zowie monitors, BenQ has several other screens that are capable of displaying PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S games at 120 frames per second.

You can check out this Seeking Tech tutorial to see how you can enable 120 Hz support.

PS5 and Xbox Series X/S Compatible BenQ Monitors

The BenQ MOBIUZ EX2510 Gaming Monitor, BenQ MOBIUZ EX2710 Gaming Monitor and BenQ EX2780Q Gaming Monitor can play consoles games at 120 FPS. You can take a look at the specifications for each of the three below:

BenQ MOBIUZ EX2510 Gaming Monitor

  • Screen Size: 24.5”
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Display Screen Coating: Anti-Glare
  • L/R Viewing Angles: 178/178
  • Maximum Resolution: 1080p
  • Maximum Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
  • Supported PS5 Resolution at 120 Hz: 1080p
  • Supported Xbox One Resolutions at 120 Hz: 1080p
  • Response Time: 2 ms GtG
  • Native Contrast: 1000:1
  • Gamma: 1.8 to 2.6
  • Backlight Technology: LED backlight
  • Typical Brightness: 350 nits
  • Supported HDR: HDR10
  • HDR Peak Brightness: 400 nits
  • Display Colors: 16.7 million colors
  • Color Gamut: 99% sRGB
  • AMA: Supported
  • HDCP: 2.2

BenQ MOBIUZ EX2710 Gaming Monitor

  • Screen Size: 27”
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Display Screen Coating: Anti-Glare
  • L/R Viewing Angles: 178/178
  • Maximum Resolution: 1080p
  • Maximum Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
  • Supported PS5 Resolution at 120 Hz: 1080p
  • Supported Xbox One Resolutions at 120 Hz: 1080p
  • Response Time: 2 ms GtG
  • Native Contrast: 1000:1
  • Gamma: 1.8 to 2.6
  • Backlight Technology: LED backlight
  • Typical Brightness: 350 nits
  • Supported HDR: HDR10
  • HDR Peak Brightness: 400 nits
  • Display Colors: 16.7 million colors
  • Color Gamut: 99% sRGB
  • AMA: Supported
  • HDCP: 2.2

BenQ EX2780Q Gaming Monitor

  • Screen Size: 27”
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Display Screen Coating: Anti-Glare
  • L/R Viewing Angles: 178/178
  • Maximum Resolution: 1440p
  • Maximum Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
  • Supported PS5 Resolution at 120 Hz: 1080p
  • Supported Xbox One Resolutions at 120 Hz:
  • Response Time: 5 ms GtG
  • Native Contrast: 1000:1
  • Gamma: 1.8 to 2.6
  • Backlight Technology: LED backlight
  • Typical Brightness: 350 nits
  • Supported HDR: HDR10
  • HDR Peak Brightness: 400 nits
  • Display Colors: 1.07 billion colors
  • Color Gamut: 95% P3
  • AMA: Supported
  • HDCP: 2.2

How to play PS5 games at 120 FPS on EX2510, EX2710 and EX2780Q

In order to play PlayStation 5 games at 120 frames per second with the EX2510, EX2710 and EX2780Q, you need to take the following steps:

1. Turn on the system while it is connected to your EX2510, EX2710 or EX2780Q.

2. Select your user profile on the PS5 to enter the Home Screen main menu.

3. In the main menu, locate and enter “Settings.” This is located on the upper right corner of the screen right next to your user profile picture.

4. In the new “Settings” menu, scroll down until you find “Saved Data and Game/App Settings” and enter it.

5. In the new “Saved Data and Game/App Settings” menu, select the “Game Presets” setting on the left side of the screen and then “Performance Mode or Resolution Mode” on the left side of the screen.

6. After selecting “Performance Mode or Resolution Mode,” you will be given three options “Game Default,” “Performance Mode” and “Resolution Mode.” Select “Performance Mode,” to make sure all games will run at the visual setting with the highest frame rate possible, which should include 120 FPS.

How to play Xbox Series X/S games at 120 FPS on EX2510 and EX2710

To play Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S games at 120 frames per second with the EX2510 and EX2710, you need to take the following steps:

1. Connect your game console to the EX2510 or EX2710 monitor and then turn both on.

2. From the main menu of your Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S, enter “Setting,” which has a gear icon.

3. Under the “Settings” menu, select the “General” options on the left side of the menu screen and then the “TV & display options” on the right side of the same menu screen.

4. Under the “General TV & display options” menu, first you have to make sure that the resolution is set to 1080p. If it is not, select the “Resolution” setting under Display to change it.

5. With the “Resolution” setting set to “1080p.” Select the “Refresh rate” and then change it to “120 Hz.”

How to play Xbox Series X/S games at 120 FPS on EX2780Q

To play Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S games at 120 frames per second with the BenQ EX2780Q Gaming Monitor, you need to do the following:

1. Connect your Xbox game console to the monitor and then turn both devices on.

2. In the main menu on the game console, go to “Settings.”

3. In “Settings,” first select “General” on the left side of the menu and then “TV & display options” on the right side of the menu.

4. In the new “General TV & display options” menu, select “Resolution” under Display.

5. Change “Resolution” to either 1080p or 1440p. Some games can only be played at 120 FPS in 1080p while others support 120 FPS in 1440p.

6. In the same “General TV & display options” menu, select “Refresh rate.”

7. Change the “Refresh rate” to 120 Hz.

8. As we stated above, some games will only support 120 frames per second at 1080p. So, you might have to change the resolution if you are having any issues with getting 120 FPS to work at 1440p on a specific video game.

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How to play PS5 games at 1440p with Samsung Odyssey G5

Thanks to a recent firmware update to the Samsung Odyssey G5, you can now play PlayStation 5 games at 1440p with the gaming monitor. To find out how to do so, you can follow this Seeking Tech tutorial.

How to check the software version of the Odyssey G5

The first step we recommend taking is to check what software version your Odyssey G5 is currently running. You can do so by taking the following steps:

1. Using the Function Key Guide on the monitor, navigate towards the “Menu,” which is the top option.

2. In “Menu,” go to “Support” on the left side and then go to “Software Update” on the right side.

3. The software version can be seen on the rightmost side. As of the time of publishing, the current version of the Odyssey G5 is 1005.0, which was first made available on Dec. 24, 2020. If your monitor has an older version, then you need to update to the latest one.

How to update the firmware for Samsung Odyssey G5

To update the firmware of the G5, you need to take the following steps:

1. Before you begin, you need an USB storage drive that have the FAT32 format.

2. If you got a compatible USB storage drive, connect it to your computer if you haven’t done so already.

3. You can then download the upgrade file from the official Samsung website.

4. Open the downloaded .zip folder and then copy the .bin file into the root directory of the USB drive. Make sure that the .bin file for the latest firmware is the only .bin file on the root directory.

5. Disconnect the USB storage drive with the firmware update file from your computer and plug it into the USB service port of your Samsung Odyssey G5 gaming monitor.

6. With the Function Key Guide on the G5, navigate to “Menu.”

7. Under “Menu,” select “Support” on the left side of the screen and then “Software Update” on the right side of the screen.

8. A prompt should appear, asking you to update to the latest firmware of the monitor. Choose the “Yes” option to begin the process.

9. During the installation, the Odyssey G5 will turn itself off and on again to apply the changes. After it turns off for the second time, you need to unplug the monitor from the power outlet.

10. Plug the monitor back into the power outlet again and then turn it on to complete the firmware update.

How to enable Samsung Odyssey G5 1440p support on PS5

To enable 1440p support for the Samsung Odyssey G5 monitor on the PlayStation 5 side, you need to take the following steps:

1. Enter “Settings” from the Home Screen main system menu. It can be found on the upper right corner of the screen in the same area as the search option, user profile and system clock.

2. In the “Settings” menu, find and enter “Screen and Video.”

3. In the “Screen and Video” menu, select “Video Output” out of the options on the left side and then “Video Output Information” on the right side of the same screen.

4. In “Video Output Information,” you need to look at resolution. If it shows “3840 x 2160 – 60 Hz” then your G5 monitor is properly downscaling the 4K video signal to 1440p.

5. If it shows “1920 x 1080 – 60 Hz” or “1920 x 1080 – 120 Hz” instead, then you need to head back to the “Screen and Video” menu, select “Video Output” on the left side and then “Resolution” on the right side.

6. Change the resolution setting to 2160p (which is otherwise known as 4K). Your Odyssey G5 monitor will then refresh itself to change the resolution.

7. Keep in mind that your resolution could change depending on what game you are playing. To make sure that the PS5 game you are playing will automatically run at the highest possible resolution, head back to the “Settings” menu.

8. Inside “Settings,” find and enter “Saved Data and Game/App Settings.”

9. Inside the “Saved Data and Game/App Settings” menu, select “Game Presets” from the options of the left side and then “Performance Mode or Resolution Mode” on the right side of the same screen.

10. Change the “Performance Mode or Resolution Mode” setting to “Resolution Mode” to ensure that you will always be playing a PlayStation 5 game at the highest resolution by default.

How to fix PS5 HDR issues with being too bright or too dark

When playing PlayStation 5 games with HDR, you may notice that the screen can get too bright or too dark. If you are experiencing these brightness issues, then you can follow this guide at Seeking Tech to find some potential fixes.

Is Your TV Good Enough for HDR Gaming?

The first step you should take is to check if your television set is good enough for HDR. We recommend TVs that can reach at least 500 nits (cd/m2) in peak brightness for HDR to really stand out. Ideally, it should be at 600 nits or more.

Anything below 500 nits may not be worth playing games with HDR enabled as your screen will get too dark to properly display the content. To find out how to turn off HDR on the PS5, you can check out the bottom portion of this tutorial.

To check how bright your television set can get, we recommend searching for it on RTINGS as the website tests the brightness levels for a majority of mainstream TVs.

Disabling Dynamic Tone Mapping on Your TV

If your TV is good enough to display HDR at a passable level, then we recommend disabling Dynamic Tone Mapping, or its equivalent, on your TV if it available. This feature adds post-processing to the HDR image, which may lead to inaccurate black and white colors.

If your TV has HGiG, then we recommend turning that on instead. The HGiG mode is made specifically for videogames to provide a consistent HDR image quality across different television models.

How to Match the PS5 and TV RGB Ranges

Having mismatching RGB ranges on your PlayStation 5 and TV could result in the game looking too bright and/or dark due to blown highlights and crushed blacks.

To resolve this issue, the RGB range on your television needs to match the RGB range of your PlayStation 5. On the PS5, you have three options: “Automatic” (which is the default), “Full” and “Limited.”

If your TV RGB is set to limited or its equivalent, then your PS5 should also be set to limited. If your TV RGB is set to full or its equivalent, then your PS5 should be set to full.

The “Automatic” option should, in theory, detect your television’s RGB range and match the setting with your PlayStation 5’s RGB range. However, that doesn’t always happen. So, if you are seeing loss in details due to overly bright and/or dark scenes, then you need to manually adjust the RGB range.

To do so on the PlayStation 5, you need to take the following steps:

1. From the Home Screen main menu, locate and enter “Settings,” which you can find on the upper right corner.

2. In the “Settings” menu, enter “Screen and Video.”

3. In the “Screen and Video” menu, select “Video Output” on the list from the left side of the screen and then “RGB Range” on the right side of the screen.

4. As we stated above, you will get three options: “Automatic,” “Full” and “Limited.” If you are unsured what the RGB range for your television set is, you can try either “Full” or “Limited” and then see how it looks in a game. You can then try the other option if you are still experiencing brightness issues.

How to adjust HDR brightness levels on PS5

If matching the RGB ranges of your television screen to your PlayStation 5 did not resolve the problem, then we recommend adjusting the HDR brightness levels. To do so on the PS5, you can take the following steps:

1. From the “Settings” menu of the system, enter “Screen and Video” and then select “Video Output” on the list from the left side. Afterwards, select “Adjust HDR” on the right side of the same screen.

2. The “Adjust HDR 1/3” screen lets you adjust the maximum luminance of your display. The on-screen message suggests that you should change the brightness until the sun logo inside the box is barely visible. We recommend increasing the brightness to one more level where the logo will first become invisible. Doing so means that you will take full advantage of the highest brightness levels of your television.

3. For the “Adjust HDR 2/3” screen, you should follow the same aforementioned instructions as the first screen. Thus, you should go one level beyond where the logo is barely visible. As we stated above, this setting allows you to use the maximum brightness levels of your TV.

4. The “Adjust HDR 3/3” screen lets you adjust the minimum luminance. If you have an OLED display or a display with local dimming, then we recommend setting this to as low as possible in order to get true blacks. For other television sets, you simply decrease the brightness until the logo first become completely invisible.

5. If you are playing in a brightly lit room, then you might want to increase the brightness of the “Adjust HDR 3/3.” If not, then the screen may become too dark for the ambient lighting.

Which BenQ Zowie Monitor supports 120 FPS for Xbox Series S and X?

The new Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X consoles can play games at up to 120 frames per second. To do so, you need a compatible screen that has a refresh rate of 120 Hz. BenQ has several Zowie gaming monitors that support 120 FPS for the Xbox Series consoles.

You can find the compatible displays, as well as how to enable support for 120fps, in this Seeking Tech guide.

120Hz BenQ Zowie Gaming Monitors Compatible with Xbox Series S and X

The following BenQ Zowie monitors are compatible with the 120 FPS mode of the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X consoles:

  • BenQ Zowie XL2411K Gaming Monitor
  • BenQ Zowie XL2540 Gaming Monitor
  • BenQ Zowie XL2540K Gaming Monitor
  • BenQ Zowie XL2546 Gaming Monitor
  • BenQ Zowie XL2546K Gaming Monitor
  • BenQ Zowie XL2546S Gaming Monitor
  • BenQ Zowie XL2731 Gaming Monitor
  • BenQ Zowie XL2740 Gaming Monitor
  • BenQ Zowie XL2746S Gaming Monitor

How to play 120 FPS Xbox Series S and X games on BenQ Zowie Gaming Monitors

In order to play an Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X game at 120 frames per second, you first need to make sure that the game actually supports the high frame rate mode. As of this writing, the following games have been confirmed to have a 120 FPS mode:

  • Borderlands 3
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • CrossCode
  • Destiny 2
  • Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
  • Dirt 5
  • ExoMecha
  • Fortnite
  • Gears 5
  • Halo Infinite
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  • JYDGE
  • King Oddball
  • Metal: Hellsinger
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Orphan of the Machine
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Rocket League
  • Rogue Company
  • Samurai Shodown
  • Second Extinction
  • Star Wars Squadrons
  • The Falconeer
  • The Touryst
  • Undead Horde
  • WRC 9

If your game supports 120fps, then you have to enable the 120Hz refresh rate through the system menu of the Xbox Series S or Xbox Series S. The process is a little different depending on the model of the BenQ Zowie monitor.

Enabling Xbox Series X/S 120Hz support for XL2411K, XL2540K, XL2546K and XL2546S

You need to take the following steps in order to enable 120 Hz support on the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S for the XL2411K, XL2540K, XL2546K and XL2546S:

On the main system menu, go to “Settings,” which has the gear icon.

In the “Settings” menu, select “General” on the left side of the screen and then the “TV & display options” on the right side.

In the new “General TV & display options” menu, select the “Refresh rate” setting under Display.

You should be able to change the refresh rate from 60 Hz to 120 Hz.

The screen will then refresh itself and then display the “Keep this refresh rate?” message. Choose “Yes” before the timer runs out to confirm the change.

Enabling Xbox Series X/S 120Hz support for XL2540, XL2546, XL2731, XL2740 and XL2746S

You need to take the following steps in order to enable 120 Hz on the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S for the XL2540, XL2546, XL2731, XL2740 and XL2746S:

1. Go to “Settings” from the main system menu.

2. Under the “Settings” menu, head to “General” on the left side and then “TV & display options” on the right side of the screen.

3. Under the “General TV & display options” menu, head to “Video fidelity and overscan” under Advanced.

4. In the “General Video fidelity and overscan” menu, change “Display” to “HDMI.”

5. In the new “Override your TV’s recommend settings?” message, select “Use Manual Settings.” The screen will then refresh itself.

6. Go back to the aforementioned “General TV & display options” menu and change the “Resolution” setting under Display to 1080p.

7. The screen will refresh itself and then display the “Keep this resolution?” message. Choose the “Yes” option to confirm the resolution change.

8. Afterwards, change the “Refresh Rate” setting under Display to 120 Hz.

9. The monitor will then refresh itself and display the “Keep this refresh rate?” message. Select the “Yes” option before the timer runs out to confirm the change.

How to check if the Xbox Series S/X game is running at 120 FPS on a Zowie Monitor

To check if your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X game is running at 120 frames per second on a BenQ Zowie Monitor, you need to use the buttons on the monitor to open the on-screen display menu. If you don’t see the refresh rate right away, you may need to find the information section of the menu to see it.

Does the BenQ Zowie Monitors Support 1440p/120fps or 4K/120fps on Xbox Series S and X?

The BenQ Zowie Gaming Monitors that are compatible with 120 fps Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X games all have a maximum resolution of 1080p. In other words, you can’t play Xbox Series S games or Xbox Series X games at 1440p/120fps or 4K/120fps with the BenQ Zowie monitors.

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How to play Xbox Series X games with HDR on Samsung Odyssey G7

With a recent firmware update for the Samsung Odyssey G7, you can now play Xbox Series X games with HDR on the gaming monitor. If you are interested in doing so, you can follow this Seeking Tech tutorial.

Updating the Firmware for Samsung Odyssey G7

The first step you should take is to make sure the firmware for your Samsung Odyssey G7 is up-to-date. If you haven’t updated your monitor yet, then you can take the following steps:

1. First off, you need a USB storage device that have been formatted to FAT32. If you need to reformat the drive, you should backup any important data you have previously on it as the reformatting process will delete everything.

2. Plug the USB storage device into your PC.

3. Download the firmware update from the Odyssey Gaming Monitor (G75 Series) Manuals and Downloads page. As of this posting, the software version available to download is 1009.3 (released on Nov. 2, 2020), which adds 4K resolution support in addition to improving the overall image quality.

4. Open the zip folder from the downloaded location on your PC.

5. Copy the bin file from the zip folder and then put it on the root directory of your USB storage drive. Make sure that there is no other bin file on the root directory.

6. Disconnect the USB storage drive from your PC once the copy process has been completed.

7. Plug in the same USB storage drive into the USB-1 Service port on your Samsung Odyssey G7. This should be the front-most USB port.

8. Go to “Menu” by using the Function Key Guide on your G7. It is the top option.

9. Under “Menu,” select “Support” from the options available on the left side and then “Software Update” from the options on the right side of the same screen.

10. The gaming monitor should then look for the update file from your USB storage drive. If it finds the new software version, it will ask you to perform the installation. Choose the “Yes” option to being the process.

11. During installation, the screen will turn off, then turn on and, finally, turn off again. At this point, you have to unplug the G7 from your power outlet and then plug it back in to complete the firmware update.

About HDR Support for Xbox Series X and Odyssey G7

The Xbox Series X can only support HDR when it is outputting a 4K signal. If the console is outputting at 1080p or 1440p instead, then you will get a non-HDR (also known as SDR) image.

The aforementioned new firmware for the Odyssey G7 adds support for 4K as the monitor will convert the 4K signal and convert it to a 1440p image.

Thus, in order to play Xbox Series X games in HDR with the G7, the console will need to output a 4K signal to the monitor.

How to enable HDR for Xbox Series X on Samsung Odyssey G7

Now that your Odyssey G7 is updated to the latest firmware, you can now play Xbox Series X games with HDR. To do so, you need to take the following steps:

1. Select “Menu” from the on-screen display using the Function Key Guide on your G7.

2. In “Menu,” select “Game” form the left side and then “FreeSync” on the right side.

3. Set “FreeSync” to “Off” to disable this feature.

4. On your Xbox Series X, go to the “Settings” from the main system menu.

5. Under “Settings,” select the “General” option on the left side and then select the “TV & display options” to the right.

6. Under the “General TV & display options” menu, head to “Video modes” under Advanced.

7. In the new menu, make sure that the “Allow 4K” and “Allow HDR10” options are enabled, which is displayed with a check mark. You may also want to enable the “Auto HDR” option, which will convert non-HDR (otherwise known as SDR) games to a HDR image.

8. Once you are done, head back to the “General TV & display options” menu. Under Display, you will see the resolution setting. If it isn’t already set to 4K UHD, you need to change it to that resolution to ensure the Xbox Series X will be outputting a 4K HDR signal to your Odyssey G7.

Can you play Xbox Series X games at 120 FPS and HDR with Odyssey G7?

Unfortunately, you can’t play games with 120 Hz and HDR both enabled on the Samsung Odyssey G7. You will have to choose between 1440p with 120Hz or 1440p (downscaled from 4K) with 60Hz and HDR.

How to play PS5 games at 120 FPS on Samsung Odyssey G7

With the Samsung Odyssey G7 gaming monitor, you can play games at 120 frames per second on your PlayStation 5 (or PlayStation 5 Digital Edition).

If you are interested in doing so, you can check out this tutorial at Seeking Tech for the right setup and settings.

How to enable 120Hz support on PS5

To enable support for a 120Hz display on the PlayStation 5, you first have to make sure that the game you are planning to play actually supports 120 frames per second. As of this writing, the following games can currently run at 120 FPS on the PS5:

  • Borderlands 3
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • Destiny 2
  • Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
  • DIRT 5
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
  • Nioh
  • Nioh 2
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege

In most cases, you can enable 120Hz support for these games by using the in-game menu. You will most likely find the option to do so under the video setting.

If you want a more universal method for 120Hz support on PlayStation 5, you can take the following steps:

1. Go to the main system menu and then head to “Settings,” which is located on the top right corner of the screen.

2. In “Settings,” find and select “Saved Data and Game/App Settings.”

3. In the “Saved Data and Game/App Settings” menu, first select “Game Presets” on the left side and then “Performance or Resolution Mode” on the right side.

4. In the pop-up menu, select “Performance Mode,” which will make the PS5 automatically run games at the highest frame rate mode available.

How to enable 120Hz for PS5 on Samsung Odyssey G7

To enable 120Hz support for PlayStation 5 on your Odyssey G7, you need to disable FreeSync on the monitor. To do so, you can take the following steps:

1. Using the Function Key Guide, select “Menu,” which is the top option.

2. In “Menu” go to “Game” and then select the “FreeSync” option.

3. Set “FreeSync” to “Off” and the screen will turn off and turn back on again.

How to check if your Odyssey G7 is displaying PS5 games at 120Hz

1. To check if your Samsung gaming monitor is currently displaying at 120 frames per second, you first have to launch a compatible game on your PlayStation 5 and make sure you are playing in the mode that supports 120 Hz.

2. Using the Function Key Guide of the G7, go to “Menu” and then “Support.”

3. In “Support,” select “Information” to view the current refresh rate the monitor is using.

How to check if your PS5 is displaying games at 120 FPS

1. To check if your PlayStation 5 is displaying games at 120 frames per second, first you have to boot up the compatible game and then make sure you are playing it the mode that supports the high frame rate.

2. While in the game, press and hold the PS button on your DualSense to bring up the Home Screen main menu. Do not close the game or else the PS5 will revert back to 60Hz.

3. In the Home Screen, select “Settings,” which you can find next to your profile picture on the top right corner.

4. In “Settings,” head to “Screen and Video.”

5. In the “Screen and Video” menu, go to “Video Output” on the left tab and then “Video Output Information” on the right side. If you see “1920 x 1080 – 120 Hz,” then you are playing the game at 120 frames per second.

Can you play PS5 games at 1440p and 120Hz with Samsung Odyssey G7?

The PlayStation 5 does not currently support 1440p. Instead, you can downscale the 4K video output from the PS5 to the Odyssey G7 to 1440p. You can check out this guide if you are interested in doing so.

If you want to play games at 120 frames per second, you are limited to 1080p unless Sony decides to add native support for 1440p on the PlayStation 5 with a future system software update.

Can you play PS5 games at 4K and 120Hz with Samsung Odyssey G7?

The maximum resolution for the Samsung Odyssey G7 is 1440p. Thus, you can’t play any PlayStation 5 games in native 4K. Furthermore, the HDMI port of the gaming monitor is 2.0, which means that it does not support 4K and 120 frames per second anyway as you need HDMI 2.1.