A new update with information and videos of me playing Warzone on the XSX. Unfortunately, I could only record at 1080p this time, but I will share in writing my thoughts and findings.
Using the Spectrum on the Xbox Series X is a true joy due to 3 major features which are why I bought the monitor in the first place: the HDMI 2.1 ports, HDR, and adaptive sync. Those three features make using the Spectrum with the Xbox Series X a true joy and really make it one of the best monitors for console gaming. Colors are rich and vivid, with the adaptive sync (VRR) smoothing out the image and ensuring that there are no screen tears that occur when playing at 120FPS. That is when it is truly key as games such as Warzone can dip in the high 80 frames per second which could ruin the experience on any monitor which does not allow for adaptive sync.
The current experience is not without issues at the moment though. Currently there are 3 major issues that need to be fixed before launch.
HDMI 2 port did not work with the XSX at all. Even when dropping down the resolution to 1080p, 1440p and 4k on another port and trying to reconnect on HDMI 2 port.
4K, 60Hz would not work on the HDMI port 1, only worked at 4K, 120Hz.
HDR calibration was not available and stated the monitor was not capable of HDR, but in the settings, it said that the monitor was HDR capable and it was enabled in the settings.
The Eve team is aware of the problems and my understanding is that they know of the solution, but it requires a change to the EDID ( Extended Display Identification Data ). Currently, I have no reason to think the issues will not be fixed by launch, as we receive frequently firmware updates and clear communication.
I completed the purchase of my two monitors last week, as I am extremely happy with the experience, I have had thus far in testing Spectrum. I am fortunate that I was capable of testing the Spectrum before actually putting my money down on two of them, but I hope that with the information I share that it will reassure some of you in the purchase of a Spectrum.
With all of that being said now. Please enjoy these videos of me in Warzone. The main information I hope to portray in these videos is the game running at 120Hz with VRR. I had it playing at 4k resolution as well, but unfortunately my camera is only 1080p so that will not come through in the video. I am terrible at these types of games, so please forgive me. Enjoy
Note: depending on when you see these videos, they may not have finished processing. That means that there may be no audio, and the video may be limited to a lower resolution. If you want to watch at a higher resolution, please come back later!
Edit. Added Photo showing the features enabled in the Xbox Dashboard.
** I was able to get 4k 60Hz working if I switch to 1080p, 60Hz and switched back to 4k. Again, this is an obvious bug that the firmware team has been made aware of