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PS5 Dual Monitor – Is it Possible

The PS5 does not officially support the use of dual monitors. This is much to the disappointment of some gamers. With 10.28 teraflops of graphics processing power, the PS5 is a gaming workhorse. With the increased graphics processing power comes better support for 4K and higher frame rates. Support for dual monitors is not a function that the PS5 supports.

PS5 Dual Monitor

Why Does PS5 Not Support Dual Monitors

Support for dual monitors was a feature that a vocal minority of gamers clearly had asked for with the release of the Sony PlayStation 5.

Modern high-end gaming PCs generally include the ability to run multiple monitors. High-end video cards such as the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 allow for crazy high frame rates even at 4k resolution.

The high-end gaming market has always been primarily PC gamers. This is not suddenly about to change. Knowing this, Sony did not directly target this market segment. Instead, they targeted the mid-level market, which applies to a greater number of people.

For the vast majority (98 % +) of gamers, support for multiple displays would have gone unused anyways. The most common argument for multiple displays would be for offline multiplayer as an alternative to split screen. Offline multiplayer gaming, especially on consoles, has been declining in popularity and is not even an option in many games.

Sony also knew that most people were going to use a 4K TV rather than a gaming monitor for their PS5 setups anyways. This further iced the cake on not needing to provide support for multiple displays.

Using PS5 With Dual Monitors

How to Connect Your PS5 to Two Monitors

The Sony PS5 does not officially support the use of two monitors or TVs. However, there is a workaround that can allow you to use a PS5 with two monitors. However, there is one major limitation, and this will be a complete deal breaker for many.

You will have to live with having the same picture on all of the screens. This is a limitation because the PS5 only puts out a single display feed.

To connect two monitors to a PS5, you will need to use an HDMI splitter. This will allow you to send the single display output signal from your game console to up to three monitors or TVs. Depending on your reason for wanting multiple displays, this could be useful to you. It’s not a perfect solution, but it can be useful in some situations. Using an HDMI splitter is possible with virtually any device that supports HDMI. This includes the Xbox Series X | S and other game consoles.

HDMI to DisplayPort Adapter

PS5 Multi Monitor

You can expand beyond having two screens to having three screens by using a three-way HDMI splitter rather than a two-way splitter. PS5 will happily run 3 monitors if the right HDMI splitter is used.

As with the dual monitor setups, you will be limited to having the same content displayed on each of the three screens at the same time. This is not like a PC, where you can have different content on each monitor. A multi-display setup on PS5 using an HDMI splitter simply allows you to split the single HDMI output signal to feed multiple TVs or monitors.

Conclusion: Does PS5 Support Dual Monitors

The choice to not support dual monitors was likely a good choice overall. Extreme tech enthusiast is not part of the target demographics for console gaming. It has never been and probably never will. The PS5 is a high-end game console designed for the masses and not for the few.

The PS5 is a great value for the money, and Sony had to make some compromises to get their desired price point.

Research shows that people are likely going to connect their Xbox Series X to a 4K TV rather than a gaming monitor anyways. Although as cool as it would be to be able to run dual 4K TVs, it is not something that most gamers would make use of anyways.

For these reasons, the PS5 does not support dual monitors or dual TVs. Using an HDMI splitter is the closest you will be able to get to using a PS5 with a dual monitor setup. However, using an HDMI splitter is far from an ideal solution, given that it sends the same content to each screen.