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Radeon HD7970 Highest Resolution 1920x1080

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May 13, 2013 9:16:43 AM

Hello -

I'm in the middle of a new build for a desktop video editing machine and am running into an issue with my graphics card and/or monitor.

The highest resolution I can get from my Radeon HD7970 is 1920x1080. And even with that, It does not fill out the entire screen. I have black boarder of about 3/4" going around the outside of my Windows 7 screen image. I'm using a 1080P HDMI cable to connect to the Samsung Monitor (SMS23A550H).

What's strange is that I am also running a laptop via the vga connection to this monitor and it to will only go to 1920x180. However - the laptop fills the entire screen Windows 7 (Explorer?) screen.

I have the Radeon HD7970 installed in the #1 PCI slot (blue) of my ASUS P9X79 WS motherboard.

I went ahead updated the drivers for the MB, video card, and my Samsung LED monitor and have re-seated the video card and still can't get it full screen nor an option to try a higher resolution.


CPU: Intel (R) Core (TM) i7-3930KCPU @ 3.20GHz speed: 4054MHz
RAM: Ballistix by Crucial 16GB (2 8GB Sport DDR3 - 1600 (PC-12800) CL9 @1.5V
GPU: MSI Radeon HD7970 OC Edition 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E 3.0 DirectX 11

Can anyone tell me what may be going wrong?

Thanks for any help you can provide.


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May 13, 2013 9:30:16 AM

your monitor is an 1080p monitor, you cant go higher. Make sure you use the 1080p resolution and not the 1080i. I have a 720p monitor (can go as high as 1080i) and when i use 1080i the screen is not filled out, i have to scale it in the graphic driver software. Go to catalyst and make sure you are on 1080p and if you are scale the image.
May 13, 2013 2:44:15 PM

BigMack70 said:
You probably just need to go into CCC and disable underscan. There should be a slider for it in CCC under the display properties tab or something like that - shouldn't be hard to find.

Thanks everyone. The scaling did the trick. I must say though even after pointing me to the "CCC" I still found it a little clumsey to navigate my way to scaling. In any event it's fixed.
Thanks to all for responding.