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What’s the difference between the Samsung QN85B, QN90B and QN95B for gaming?

In 2022, Samsung released three 4K Neo QLED television sets. So, how do the QN85B, QN90B and QN95B compare against each other when it comes to playing video games (especially for a high-end PC in addition to the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles)?

You can find out in this comparison article between these three Neo QLEDs.

Quick Summary

The biggest difference between the 2022 Samsung 4K Neo QLED television sets is that the QN95B is able to display games at up to 144 frames per second as opposed to the 120 frames per second maximum of the QN85B and QN90B.

144 fps is limited to PC games as the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles are limited to outputting at 120 fps.

All three television sets support HDR10, HLG, FreeSync, GSYNC and Variable Refresh Rate. None of these sets support the Dolby Vision HDR format, however.

The QN85B, QN90B and QN95B are pretty much identical when it comes to real scene peak HDR output as well as input lag reduction.

If you are planning to play PC games at up to 144 frames per second, then we recommend getting the Samsung QN95B. Otherwise, the Samsung QN85B and Samsung QN90B are more affordable options that will give you a virtually identical gaming experience.

QN85B vs. QN90B vs. QN95B Comparison Chart

You can take a look at our comparison table, in regards to gaming features and performances, for the QN85B, QN90B and QN95B below:

 Samsung QN85B 4K Neo QLED TVSamsung QN90B 4K Neo QLED TVSamsung QN95B 4K Neo QLED TV
Screen Sizes55-inch QN55QN85BAFXZA

65-inch QN65QN85BAFXZA

75-inch QN75QN85BAFXZA

85-inch QN85QN85BAFXZA
43-inch QN43QN90BAFXZA

50-inch QN50QN90BAFXZA

55-inch QN55QN90BAFXZA

65-inch QN65QN90BAFXZA

85-inch QN85QN90BAFXZA
55-inch QN55QN95BAFXZA

65-inch QN65QN95BAFXZA

75-inch QN75QN95BAFXZA

85-inch QN85QN95BAFXZA
HDMI PortsHDMI Port #1: HDMI 2.1

HDMI Port #2: HDMI 2.1

HDMI Port #3: HDMI 2.1

HDMI Port #4: HDMI 2.1
HDMI Port #1: HDMI 2.1

HDMI Port #2: HDMI 2.1

HDMI Port #3: HDMI 2.1

HDMI Port #4: HDMI 2.1
HDMI Port #1: HDMI 2.1

HDMI Port #2: HDMI 2.1

HDMI Port #3: HDMI 2.1

HDMI Port #4: HDMI 2.1
Legacy Consoles SupportAntenna/cable inputAntenna/cable inputAntenna/cable input
HDR FeaturesDolby Vision

HDR10

HLG

Wide Color Gamut
Dolby Vision

HDR10

HLG

Wide Color Gamut
Dolby Vision

HDR10

HLG

Wide Color Gamut
Real Scene Peak HDR Brightness in Game Mode768 nits793 nits622 nits
Native Refresh Rate120 Hz120 Hz120 Hz
Adaptive Sync SupportFreeSync

GSYNC

Variable Refresh Rate
FreeSync

GSYNC

Variable Refresh Rate
FreeSync

GSYNC

Variable Refresh Rate
Input lag at 1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)10.7 ms11.1 ms10.8 ms
Input lag at 1080p resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)5.8 ms5.9 ms6.0 ms
Input lag at 1080p resolution and 144 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)N/AN/A5.3 ms
Input lag at 1440p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)10.8 ms10.9 ms10.9 ms
Input lag at 1440p resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)5.8 ms6.0 ms6.0 ms
Input lag at 1440p resolution and 144 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)N/AN/A6.3 ms
Input lag at 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)10.7 ms11.0 ms10.7 ms
Input lag at 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate + 10-bit HDR (Game Mode Enabled)10.6 ms11.0 ms10.7 ms
Input lag at 4K resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)5.8 ms5.9 msN/A
Input lag at 4K resolution and 144 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)N/AN/A5.4 ms
Input lag at 4K resolution and 60 Hz at 4:4:410.7 ms10.6 ms10.8 ms
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Screen Sizes

This article should cover the following screen sizes for all the 2022 4K Neo QLEDs:

QN85B:

  • 55-inch QN55QN85BAFXZA
  • 65-inch QN65QN85BAFXZA
  • 75-inch QN75QN85BAFXZA
  • 85-inch QN85QN85BAFXZA

QN90B:

  • 43-inch QN43QN90BAFXZA
  • 50-inch QN50QN90BAFXZA
  • 55-inch QN55QN90BAFXZA
  • 65-inch QN65QN90BAFXZA
  • 85-inch QN85QN90BAFXZA

QN95B:

  • 55-inch QN55QN95BAFXZA
  • 65-inch QN65QN95BAFXZA
  • 75-inch QN75QN95BAFXZA
  • 85-inch QN85QN95BAFXZA

HDMI Ports

The Samsung QN85B, QN90B and QN95B all come with four HDMI 2.1 ports. You will need these ports to take advantage of the new display features for high-end PCs in addition to the PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles.

Keep in mind that you need to use a HDMI 2.1 cable as well, which is included with your PlayStation 5, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X console. If you have a PC or Xbox Series S, then you may need to get your own HDMI 2.1 cable.

Legacy Consoles Support

These television sets do not feature any legacy composite or component inputs. Therefore, you will need an adapter to connect these televisions to older consoles like the PS1, PS2, Xbox, Nintendo 64, GameCube, Wii, Saturn and Dreamcast.

These Samsung Neo QLEDs do come with an antenna/cable tuner that you can use to connect your Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertianment System, Sega Genesis and other retro systems that you may still have around.

HDR Features

One of the biggest drawbacks against the QN85B, QN90B and QN95B is the lack of support of Dolby Vision. This advanced HDR format is supported by many other comparable television sets from other major television companies such as LG and Sony.

With that said, only a handful of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S games currently support Dolby Vision. The rest of the HDR-enabled games on Xbox, and other platforms, use HDR10, which is supported by these Neo QLED televisions.

The QN85B, QN90B and QN95B also support the HDR10+ format in addition to the HLG and Wide Color Gamut features.

Real Scene Peak HDR Brightness in Game Mode

According to hands-on tests done by RTINGS.com, all three of the 2022 Samsung 4K Neo QLEDs are great when it comes to HDR Brightness output.

While the QN90B comes out on top, the differences are minuscules when compared to the QN85B and QN95B.

To get a good HDR brightness picture, the television screen should be able to output at least 600 nits, which these TVS are easily able to do.

You can check out the real scene peak HDR brightness output results for the QN85B, QN90B and QN95B below:

  • QN85B: 768 nits
  • QN90B: 793 nits
  • QN95B: 781 nits

Native Refresh Rate

The QN85B and QN90B both come with a native refresh rate of 120 Hz, which means that it can play select PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S games at up to 120 frames per second.

Unlike the other two models, as well as other models from other major brands, the QN95B features a 144 Hz refresh rate. This means that you should be able to play PC games at up to 144 frames per second. For PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S games, you will be limited to a maximum of 120 fps with Samsung’s QN95B.

Adaptive Sync Support

The QN85B, QN90B and QN95B support the full slate of adaptive sync modes as you will be able to use FreeSync (if you have a PC with a compatible AMD graphics card), GSYNC (if you have a PC with a compatible GSYNC graphics cards) and Variable Refresh Rate (if you have a PS5, Xbox Series X and/or Xbox Series S).

With adaptive sync enabled, you will be able to play games at a smoother frame rate without having to worry about seeing any screen tearing.

Input Lag in Game Mode

In terms of input lag reductions, all three of these 2022 Neo QLEDs are virtually identical as the differences are not more than 0.4 millisecond, according to hands-on testing from RTINGS.

For a really responsive gaming experience, a screen needs to have less than 30 ms of latency in terms of the delay between pressing a button on your controller and the corresponding action that will shows up on the TV.

With the highest input lag being just 10.9 milliseconds, all three of these television sets passed this curriculum with flying colors.

You can find the latency test results for the QN85B, QN90B and QN95B below:

1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • QN85B: 10.7 ms
  • QN90B: 11.1 ms
  • QN95B: 10.8 ms

1080p resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • QN85B: 5.8 ms
  • QN90B: 5.9 ms
  • QN95B: 6.0 ms

1080p resolution and 144 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • QN85B: N/A
  • QN90B: N/A
  • QN95B: 5.3 ms

1440p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • QN85B: 10.8 ms
  • QN90B: 10.9 ms
  • QN95B: 10.9 ms

1440p resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • QN85B: 5.8 ms
  • QN90B: 6.0 ms
  • QN95B: 6.0 ms

1440p resolution and 144 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • QN85B: N/A
  • QN90B: N/A
  • QN95B: 6.3 ms

4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • QN85B: 10.7 ms
  • QN90B: 11.0 ms
  • QN95B: 10.7 ms

4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate + 10-bit HDR (Game Mode Enabled)

  • QN85B: 10.6 ms
  • QN90B: 11.0 ms
  • QN95B: 10.7 ms

4K resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • QN85B: 5.8 ms
  • QN90B: 5.9 ms
  • QN95B: N/A

4K resolution and 144 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • QN85B: N/A
  • QN90B: N/A
  • QN95B: 5.4 ms

4K resolution and 60 Hz at 4:4:4

  • QN85B: 10.7 ms
  • QN90B: 10.6 ms
  • QN95B: 10.8 ms