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Samsung's S95B QD-OLED appears to be first OLED TV to unofficially support 144 Hz at 4K

An ingenios YouTuber has found that the new Samsung S95B QD-OLED TV offers more than its official spec sheet suggests (Image: Samsung)
An ingenios YouTuber has found that the new Samsung S95B QD-OLED TV offers more than its official spec sheet suggests (Image: Samsung)
While the exciting discovery is certainly good news for gamers who have put an eye on Samsung's brand-new S95B QD-OLED, most regular TV users won't really benefit from the 20% higher refresh rate.

While a native panel refresh rate of 120 Hz has become the gold standard for higher-end television sets nowadays, many gaming-focused PC monitors that are currently on the market offer even higher refresh rates of up to 240 Hz. Although current gaming consoles like Sony's PlayStation 5 and Microsoft's Xbox Series X only support a 4K output at the regular 120 Hz, Samsung's new S95B QD-OLED TV seems to include a nice little unofficial bonus feature for PC gamers.

According to a video posted by the popular UK-based YouTuber HDTVTest, the Samsung S95B indeed supports a refresh rate of 144 Hz when it's hooked up to a PC that is equipped with an HDMI 2.1-capable Nvidia graphics card like the GeForce RTX 3090. In doing so, the novel QD-OLED TV also maintains its full 4K resolution and does not employ trickery like a reduced vertical resolution. In his thorough testing, the YouTuber also confirmed that the Samsung S95B does not skip any frames when running in this unofficial 144 Hz mode.

Most importantly, variable refresh rate technologies like Nvidia's G-Sync also appear to work flawlessly on the Samsung S95B at frame rates above 120 fps. The only downside to this unofficial 144 Hz mode on Samsung's new QD-OLED TV is that color depth output seems to be limited to 8 bits. Please refer to the aforementioned video for an easy tutorial on how to enable the unofficial 144 Hz mode on the Samsung S95B via the Nvidia Control Panel on your gaming PC. As already mentioned, the South Korean manufacturer does not officially support this higher refresh rate, which means there are no guarantees regarding the compatibility with different types of GPUs.

The 55-inch Samsung S95B QD-OLED 4K HDR TV can be ordered for US$2,198 on Amazon

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HDTVTest, Image: Samsung

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Enrico Frahn, 2022-05-12 (Update: 2022-05-12)