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Games look awful when not 1080p. GTX 560ti & Asus ML239H. Please Help?

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November 14, 2011 4:21:10 PM

Hi, I'm currently running a GTX 560ti with an Asus ML239H 1080p monitor, my issue is that when I run at anything other than the native res (say 1600*900) the image looks awful, reasons for wanting to run at something a little lower is so that in certain games I can keep max settings and have higher FPS. The image tends to just come out looking blurred and fuzzy when at resolutions such as 1600*900, 1366*768, 1280*720. I don't think this issue is only due to the monitor as when playing console games they don't have the fuzzy issue and some console games are sub-hd. Running latest drivers too, any help is appreciated with this issue. Thanks.
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November 14, 2011 4:41:02 PM

When you run a resolution that is not your LCD monitor's native resolution, it will look bad. The reason console games look "good" is because the game itself has low quality textures/images and is fuzzy, so there's no obvious loss in quality.
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November 14, 2011 4:44:35 PM

Yes its just down to the native resolution of the monitor. Its better to keep to 1080 and drop some details rather than try and force the resolution down to compensate. Thats my take on it anyway.

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November 14, 2011 4:58:46 PM

If you had a CRT you could run at varying resolutions, but since LCDs are digital displays you are stuck at the native resolution.

As for the console games working better, a monitor will upscale the image to the native resolution, and it may upscale 480p better than 1600*900.
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November 14, 2011 5:03:27 PM

Thanks for the replies lads, if anyone has any thoughts at all on a fix or some way to do it etc then its appreciated, cheers for the replies lads.
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November 14, 2011 5:08:00 PM

daley87 said:
Thanks for the replies lads, if anyone has any thoughts at all on a fix or some way to do it etc then its appreciated, cheers for the replies lads.


The fix is to run games at your monitor's native resolution, 1920x1080. It's pretty silly to force a lower resolution instead of lowering a setting or two.
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