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Dell Gaming and Alienware Monitors Support for Gaming Consoles

Summary: This article provides information about the compatibility of Dell Gaming and Alienware Monitors with gaming consoles.

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Table of Contents:

  1. Supported Resolutions and Refresh Rates
  2. Frequently Asked Questions

Supported Resolutions and Refresh Rates

Select Dell Gaming, and Alienware Monitors have been validated with various gaming consoles. Click the model name to get the details on the supported resolutions and refresh rates.

Note:
  • SDR = Standard Dynamic Range
  • HDR = High Dynamic Range
  • VRR = Variable Refresh Rate
 
Dell Gaming Monitor Alienware Monitor
G2422HS AW2720HF
G2722HS AW2521H
G2723H AW2521HF/HFL
G2723HN AW2523HF
G3223D AW2721D
G3223Q AW2723DF
S2421HGF AW3423DW
S2721DGF AW3821DW
S2721HGF  
S2422HG  
S2522HG  
S2722DGM  
S3222DGM  
S3222HG  
S3422DWG  

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G2422HS, G2722HS, G2723H, G2723HN, S2421HGF, S2721HGF, S2422HG, S2522HG, S3222HG, AW2720HF, AW2521H, AW2521HF/HFL

Gaming
Console
1920 x 1080 2560 x 1440 *1 3840 x 2160 *1   VRR Support  
  60 Hz     120 Hz     60 Hz     120 Hz     60 Hz     120 Hz  
PlayStation 4 Yes No No No No No No
PlayStation 4 Pro Yes No No No No No No
PlayStation 5 Yes Yes *2 No No No No Yes *3
Xbox One S Yes Yes No No No No Yes
Xbox One X Yes Yes No No No No Yes
Xbox Series S Yes Yes No No No No Yes
Xbox Series X Yes Yes No No No No Yes
  • *1 - The monitors do not support 2560 x 1440 or 3840 x 2160 resolutions.
  • *2 - You must select Performance Mode in PlayStation 5 Game Presets. See Frequently Asked Questions for more details.
  • *3 - Only the AW2521H supports VRR on the PS5.

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S2721DGF, S2722DGM, S3222DGM, AW2721D, AW3423DW, AW3821DW

Gaming
Console
1920 x 1080 2560 x 1440 *1 3840 x 2160 *2   VRR Support  
  60 Hz     120 Hz     60 Hz     120 Hz     60 Hz     120 Hz  
PlayStation 4 Yes No No No No No No
PlayStation 4 Pro Yes No No No No No No
PlayStation 5 Yes Yes *3 No No No No Yes *4
Xbox One S Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Xbox One X Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Xbox Series S Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Xbox Series X Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
  • *1 - The PlayStation does not support the 2560 x 1440 resolution.
  • *2 - The monitors do not support the 3840 x 2160 resolution.
  • *3 - You must select Performance Mode in PlayStation 5 Game Presets. See Frequently Asked Questions for more details.
  • *4 - Only the AW2721D, AW3423DW, and AW3821DW support VRR on the PS5.
Note: The S2721DGF monitor supports HDR but Xbox, and PlayStation only support HDR content in 4K resolution. Hence the S2721DGF does not support 4K, only SDR mode can be used with gaming consoles.

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S3422DWG

A. SDR Mode

Gaming
Console
1920 x 1080 2560 x 1440 *1 3440 x 1440 *1,2 3840 x 2160  VRR Support 
  60 Hz     120 Hz     60 Hz     120 Hz     60 Hz     120 Hz     60 Hz     120 Hz  
PlayStation 4 Yes No No No No No No No No
PlayStation 4 Pro Yes No No No No No Yes *4 No No
PlayStation 5 Yes Yes *3 No No No No Yes *4 No No
Xbox One S Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes *4 No *5 Yes
Xbox One X Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes *4 No *5 Yes
Xbox Series S Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes *4 No *5 Yes
Xbox Series X Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes *4 No *5 Yes
  • *1 - The PlayStation does not support the 2560 x 1440 or 3440 x 1440 resolutions.
  • *2 - The Xbox does not support the 3440 x 1440 resolution.
  • *3 - You must select Performance Mode in PlayStation 5 Game Presets. See Frequently Asked Questions for more details.
  • *4 - The S3422DWG does not support 4K. Output is scaled down to the 3440 x 1440 resolution, and distort the image.
  • *5 - HDMI 2.0 supports up to 60 Hz at 3840 x 2160 resolution. HDMI 2.1 is required to support 120 Hz.

B. HDR Mode
The Xbox and PlayStation only support HDR content in 4K resolution. It is NOT recommended to use the 4K input from the console with HDR turned on when playing games. This monitor does not support 4K and scales down the output to 3440 x 1440 (at 60 Hz) resulting in a distorted image.

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G3223D

Gaming
Console
1920 x 1080 2560 x 1440 *2 3840 x 2160   VRR
  Support  
  60 Hz     120 Hz   HDR
  Support  
  60 Hz     120 Hz   HDR
  Support  
  60 Hz     120 Hz   HDR
  Support  
PlayStation 4 Yes No Yes No No No No No No No
PlayStation 4 Pro Yes No Yes No No No Yes No Yes No
PlayStation 5 Yes Yes *1 Yes No No No Yes No Yes No *3
Xbox One S Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Xbox One X Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Xbox Series S Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Xbox Series X Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
  • *1 - Must select the Performance Mode in Game Presets:
    The default refresh rate for the PS5 is 60 Hz.
    In order to set 120 Hz, go to:
    PS5 Settings > Saved Data and Game/App Settings > Game Presets > Performance Mode or Resolution mode > select "Performance Mode"
    A CTS certified HDMI cable is needed.
  • *2 - PlayStation does not support QHD resolution.
  • *3 - The monitor does not support HDMI 2.1.

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G3223Q

Gaming
Console
1920 x 1080 2560 x 1440 *2 3840 x 2160   VRR
  Support  
  60 Hz     120 Hz   HDR
  Support *3  
  60 Hz     120 Hz   HDR
  Support *3  
  60 Hz     120 Hz *4   HDR
  Support *3  
PlayStation 4 Yes No No No No No No No No No
PlayStation 4 Pro Yes No No No No No Yes No Yes No
PlayStation 5 Yes Yes *1 No No No No Yes Yes *1 Yes Yes
Xbox One S Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Xbox One X Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Xbox Series S Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Xbox Series X Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
  • *1 - Must select the Performance Mode in Game Presets:
    The default refresh rate for the PS5 is 60 Hz.
    In order to set 120 Hz, go to:
    PS5 Settings > Saved Data and Game/App Settings > Game Presets > Performance Mode or Resolution mode > select "Performance Mode."
    A CTS (Compliance Test Specification) certified HDMI cable is needed.
  • *2 - PlayStation does not support QHD resolution.
  • *3 - PlayStation & Xbox support HDR only with 4K resolution.
  • *4 - HDMI 2.0 supports up to 60 Hz at 4K resolution. HDMI 2.1 is required to support 120 Hz & only PS5 and Xbox Series X offer HDMI 2.1 supportability.

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AW2523HF

Gaming
Console
1920 x 1080 2560 x 1440 *1 3840 x 2160 *2   VRR
  Support  
  60 Hz     120 Hz   HDR
  Support *4  
  60 Hz     120 Hz   HDR
  Support *4  
  60 Hz     120 Hz *5   HDR
  Support *4  
PlayStation 4 Yes No Yes No No No No No No No
PlayStation 4 Pro Yes No Yes No No No Yes No Yes No *3
PlayStation 5 Yes Yes *5 Yes No No No Yes No Yes No
Xbox One S Yes Yes No No No No Yes No Yes Yes
Xbox One X Yes Yes No No No No Yes No Yes Yes
Xbox Series S Yes Yes No No No No Yes No Yes Yes
Xbox Series X Yes Yes No No No No Yes No Yes Yes
  • *1 - The monitor does not support 2560 x 1440.
  • *2 - The monitor supports 3840 x 2160 (Under Console Mode).
  • *3 - The monitor does not support HDMI 2.1.
  • *4 - Xbox only supports HDR with 4K resolution.
  • *5 - Must select the Performance Mode in Game Presets:
    The default refresh rate for the PS5 is 60 Hz.
    In order to set 120 Hz, go to:
    PS5 Settings > Saved Data and Game/App Settings > Game Presets > Performance Mode or Resolution mode > select "Performance Mode."

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AW2723DF

Gaming
Console
1920 x 1080 2560 x 1440 *2 3840 x 2160   VRR
  Support  
  60 Hz     120 Hz   HDR
  Support *4  
  60 Hz     120 Hz   HDR
  Support *4  
  60 Hz     120 Hz *5   HDR
  Support *4  
PlayStation 4 Yes No No No No No No No No No
PlayStation 4 Pro Yes No No No No No Yes No Yes No
PlayStation 5 Yes Yes *1 No No No No Yes No Yes No *3
Xbox One S Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Xbox One X Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Xbox Series S Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Xbox Series X Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
  • *1 - Must select the Performance Mode in Game Presets:
    The default refresh rate for the PS5 is 60 Hz.
    In order to set 120 Hz, go to:
    PS5 Settings > Saved Data and Game/App Settings > Game Presets > Performance Mode or Resolution mode > select "Performance Mode."
    A CTS (Compliance Test Specification) certified HDMI cable is needed.
  • *2 - PlayStation does not support QHD resolution.
  • *3 - The monitor does not support HDMI 2.1.
  • *4 - PlayStation & Xbox support HDR only with 4K resolution.
  • *5 - HDMI 2.0 supports up to 60 Hz at 4K resolution. HDMI 2.1 is required to support 120 Hz & only PS5 and Xbox Series X offer HDMI 2.1 supportability.

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Frequently Asked Questions

My Dell Gaming Monitor supports 120 Hz at 1920 x 1080. I connected a PlayStation 5 (PS5) to the monitor at 1920 x 1080 and my game title supports 120 Hz. Why am I getting only 60 Hz and not 120 Hz?
The default refresh rate for the PS5 is 60 Hz.
In order to set 120 Hz, go to:
PS5 Settings > Saved Data and Game/App Settings > Game Presets > Performance Mode or Resolution mode > select "Performance Mode"
An HDMI 2.0 cable is needed.

What is required to use VRR on PlayStation 5?

  1. Check the tables above to ensure that your monitor supports VRR with the PlayStation 5.
  2. Ensure that your PS5 has received the latest update to support VRR. To turn on VRR, go to "Screen and Video" in the System Settings. You can use VRR with PS5 games that do not support it but results may vary. If there are unexpected visual effects, you can turn off VRR at any time. For more information, go to PlayStation support site.

 

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Affected Product

Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor AW2523HF, Alienware 27 Gaming Monitor AW2723DF, Alienware 34 Curved OLED Monitor AW3423DW, Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor AW2521H, Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor AW2521HF, Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor AW2521HFLAlienware 25 Gaming Monitor AW2523HF, Alienware 27 Gaming Monitor AW2723DF, Alienware 34 Curved OLED Monitor AW3423DW, Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor AW2521H, Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor AW2521HF, Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor AW2521HFL, Alienware 27 Gaming Monitor AW2720HF, Alienware 27 Gaming Monitor AW2721D, Alienware 38 Curved Gaming Monitor AW3821DW, Dell Gaming S2421HGF, Dell 24 Curved Gaming Monitor S2422HG, Dell 25 Gaming Monitor S2522HG, Dell 27 Gaming Monitor S2721DGF, Dell Gaming S2721HGF, Dell 32 Curved Gaming Monitor S3222DGM, Dell 34 Curved Gaming Monitor S3422DWG, Dell 24 Gaming Monitor G2422HS, Dell 27 Gaming Monitor G2722HS, Dell 27 Gaming Monitor G2723H, Dell 32 4K UHD Gaming Monitor G3223QSee more

Last Published Date

28 Sep 2022

Version

19

Article Type

How To