Hey there, so when I set my resolution to something other then max resolution (1680x1050), I get black bars either on the top and bottom or on the sides. I have a radeon hd 5770, Have the latest CCC Version 10.3. I have been searching google for answers but I just can't find it. Many other answers I found told me to go to the configure options on desktop and displays where they say the scaling option will be. So I go there, but once I'm there, there is no scaling option!
have you checked the monitors own (on-screen) settings for scaling/1:1mapping?
It has wide, zoom, and 1:1, what should it be on? its on Wide right now. When I choose zoom and 1:1 it only increases black bars. I also tried going to ccc for each resolution to see if scaling options would show up, they didn't.
the 1:1 option shows the picture as it is, it doesnt upscale or stretch it (or at least it should work like that) ending up with black bars and clearer picture when lower than native res is used.
not sure exactly how the wide and zoom works on that monitor. probably has something to do with how the monitor handles non 16:10 aspect ratio resolutions. in a any case you should always use resolutions with the same aspect ratio than the native res, otherwise it might look a bit distorted.
16:10 (or 8:5)aspect ratio is marked with purple in this chart http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vector_Video_Standard...
so smaller ones would be 1280x800 and 1440x900