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February 5, 2014 11:19:04 AM

Hi,

It's quite hard to explain this problem but i'll give it a try!

I've got a Gigabyte r9 290 and have installed the latest drivers for it. I use the PC on my 42" HDTV and in catalyst it automatically sets the resolution to 1920x1080p - I have noticed that the screen doesn't seem sharp, is blurry and too zoomed in. It doesn't look 1920x1080 at all.

I decided to use the onboard graphics (Intel HD 4000) to see if that was the same but it is not, using the Intel graphics has given me pure 1080p - No blur or lack of sharpness. Also the screen is the perfect size.

It seems that when I use the Catalyst center the screen zooms in making it more blurred and less sharp but when using the Intel graphics it is perfect.

Has anyone had this problem or know how to solve it?
February 5, 2014 11:26:45 AM

I know i've had that problem before also. It was fixed by getting a REAL monitor. I was using a 26'' HDTV and i had to set the resolution just somewhat smaller than the screen to fit everything and to not be blurry. So your options are to make it 1366x768(or somthing like that) where its clear and is just a little smaller than your screen, or to get a real monitor.

PS: it said my recommended resolution was 1920x1080 but still wasn't right.
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February 5, 2014 11:34:36 AM

ldewitt said:
I know i've had that problem before also. It was fixed by getting a REAL monitor. I was using a 26'' HDTV and i had to set the resolution just somewhat smaller than the screen to fit everything and to not be blurry. So your options are to make it 1366x768(or somthing like that) where its clear and is just a little smaller than your screen, or to get a real monitor.

PS: it said my recommended resolution was 1920x1080 but still wasn't right.


The thing is it works perfectly with the Intel graphics, just not with AMD. Plus I've not got space for a monitor and built the PC to be used in the living room! Also it must be something to do with Windows because when I run Ubuntu it is perfect with the GPU.

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February 5, 2014 11:38:59 AM

Jamesshamim said:
ldewitt said:
I know i've had that problem before also. It was fixed by getting a REAL monitor. I was using a 26'' HDTV and i had to set the resolution just somewhat smaller than the screen to fit everything and to not be blurry. So your options are to make it 1366x768(or somthing like that) where its clear and is just a little smaller than your screen, or to get a real monitor.

PS: it said my recommended resolution was 1920x1080 but still wasn't right.


The thing is it works perfectly with the Intel graphics, just not with AMD. Plus I've not got space for a monitor and built the PC to be used in the living room! Also it must be something to do with Windows because when I run Ubuntu it is perfect with the GPU.



Have you gotten the drivers directly from the manufacturers website or let windows update install them? I know when i let windows install them it wasn't the most up to date driver, and Battle Field 4 let me know with a warning then i went directly to the website and got the up to date drivers from there.
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February 5, 2014 12:04:54 PM

ldewitt said:
Jamesshamim said:
ldewitt said:
I know i've had that problem before also. It was fixed by getting a REAL monitor. I was using a 26'' HDTV and i had to set the resolution just somewhat smaller than the screen to fit everything and to not be blurry. So your options are to make it 1366x768(or somthing like that) where its clear and is just a little smaller than your screen, or to get a real monitor.

PS: it said my recommended resolution was 1920x1080 but still wasn't right.


The thing is it works perfectly with the Intel graphics, just not with AMD. Plus I've not got space for a monitor and built the PC to be used in the living room! Also it must be something to do with Windows because when I run Ubuntu it is perfect with the GPU.



Have you gotten the drivers directly from the manufacturers website or let windows update install them? I know when i let windows install them it wasn't the most up to date driver, and Battle Field 4 let me know with a warning then i went directly to the website and got the up to date drivers from there.


Got them from AMD, tried both the beta and stable drivers. It's really weird - I've just installed Windows 7 to see if it is limited to Windows 8!
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February 5, 2014 12:04:55 PM

ldewitt said:
Jamesshamim said:
ldewitt said:
I know i've had that problem before also. It was fixed by getting a REAL monitor. I was using a 26'' HDTV and i had to set the resolution just somewhat smaller than the screen to fit everything and to not be blurry. So your options are to make it 1366x768(or somthing like that) where its clear and is just a little smaller than your screen, or to get a real monitor.

PS: it said my recommended resolution was 1920x1080 but still wasn't right.


The thing is it works perfectly with the Intel graphics, just not with AMD. Plus I've not got space for a monitor and built the PC to be used in the living room! Also it must be something to do with Windows because when I run Ubuntu it is perfect with the GPU.



Have you gotten the drivers directly from the manufacturers website or let windows update install them? I know when i let windows install them it wasn't the most up to date driver, and Battle Field 4 let me know with a warning then i went directly to the website and got the up to date drivers from there.


Got them from AMD, tried both the beta and stable drivers. It's really weird - I've just installed Windows 7 to see if it is limited to Windows 8!
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February 5, 2014 12:07:22 PM

Is it the same with windows 7?
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February 5, 2014 4:30:45 PM

I figured it out, rather stupid really - It was to do with the display settings in control panel - It had set the "display size of all items" at larger so 150%
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February 6, 2014 5:11:53 AM

bahahah that will do it! Glad you figured it out!
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