HDMI 2.1 Specifications, Features, Review- Everything you need to know | Gaming PC Built

HDMI 2.1 Specifications, Features, Review- Everything you need to know

We need everything more advanced in this new generation of technology, from our latest smart TV to our upgraded Xbox version. Then why should we compromise with our HDMI Cable? Till now, most of our home devices, like TV or gaming monitor, are compatible with HDMI 2.0. But the release of its upgraded version HDMI 2.1 has changed the whole scenario. With better technology, features and resolutions, the newly launched HDMI 2.1 has a lot to offer, especially for gamers. The latest upgrades in HDMI 2.1 will enhance your gaming monitors’ performance by reducing lagging and improving VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) for a smooth gaming experience. So, if you are also thinking about HDMI 2.1 specifications and features, then here are the complete details for you to help you choose the right HDMI cable for your home devices.

HDMI 2.1 Specifications



As expected, HDMI 2.1 supports higher resolution at higher frame rates than HDMI 2.0. While HDMI 2.0 allows you to enjoy maximum 4k resolution at 60Hz, HDMI 2.1 supports 4k resolution at 120Hz in gaming Monitors, 8K at 60Hz and 10k for industrial applications.


eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel) allows you to get uncompressed full-resolution audio. eARC was not available in HDMI 2.0, but HDMI 2.1 supports eARC.

Dynamic HDR

HDMI 2.1 officially supports HDR 10 and HDR 10+ for better 1080p video quality, which was not in HDMI 2.0.

Media Switching

HDMI 2.1 supports Quick Media Switching from games to apps in a blink without making the screen blank.


HDMI 2.1 supports 48Gbps bandwidth. It is also backwards compatible and thus can be used with the existing installed base of HDMI devices.


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