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I have a 1440p monitor but I want to play skyrim in 1080p. What are my options?

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I just upgraded to a QNIX qx2710. There is no way I can get playable framerates with Serenity ENB and tons of mods at 1440p. It was okay at 1080p. How do I play at a lower resolution without messing up the aspect ratio or distribution? Is it possible?

 

I have AMD btw.

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Set your own resolution manually in the skyrimprefs.ini 

 

That is about it. You will ofc not be able to retain aspect ratio´s and there will be visible stretching if you play on a lower resolution on a larger monitor. 

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The ratio seems to be 16:9

So just set the res in the skyrim prefs ini to 1920 and 1080.

And everything should be fine

 

Edit: Ninja'd

Edited by hishutup

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Set your own resolution manually in the skyrimprefs.ini 

 

That is about it. You will ofc not be able to retain aspect ratio´s and there will be visible stretching if you play on a lower resolution on a larger monitor. 

There's no way to get around this? It won't look correct? I can't have black bars around it or something? I found this mod but could not for the life of me figure out if it would help me or how to even use it.

 

https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/7347/?tab=4&&navtag=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nexusmods.com%2Fskyrim%2Fajax%2Fcomments%2F%3Fmod_id%3D7347%26page%3D1%26sort%3DDESC%26pid%3D0%26thread_id%3D544975&pUp=1

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If it's set to full screen then you shouldn't see anything abnormal other than the effects of a lower render resolution.

If you do have issues then in enb set the( I can't remember what it's called) to true

Super sample display or whatever it's call.

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Your monitor res is 2560 x 1440

Which is a ratio of 16:9

1920x1080 is the res you want to use because it's ratio is 16:9

 

You should not have boarders.

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ah its a 1440p .. I read the topic of 1140p... thought it was some weird fancy monitor lol 

 

Yeah the aspect ratio is then the same, the only thing you are going to have is a bit of stretching due to lower res then the optimal. 

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There's no way to get around this? It won't look correct? I can't have black bars around it or something? I found this mod but could not for the life of me figure out if it would help me or how to even use it.

 

https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/7347/?tab=4&&navtag=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nexusmods.com%2Fskyrim%2Fajax%2Fcomments%2F%3Fmod_id%3D7347%26page%3D1%26sort%3DDESC%26pid%3D0%26thread_id%3D544975&pUp=1

Some monitors have the option to disable fit to screen. It depends on the monitor. That way you could get the black borders and native resolution.

You can improve the up scaling by letting your GPU handle it. If you set gpu upscaling to true under "my digital flat panels" in the CCC the image quality should be quite good at 1080p.

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Some monitors have the option to disable fit to screen. It depends on the monitor. That way you could get the black borders and native resolution.

You can improve the up scaling by letting your GPU handle it. If you set gpu upscaling to true under "my digital flat panels" in the CCC the image quality should be quite good at 1080p.

Oh. You mean the option that says "enable GPU scaling" with the 3 options underneath it? One is like "maintain aspect ratio" one is something else and one is like "center timings"? I probably want to use center timings right?

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Have you even tried what we have suggested.

Is there an actual issue or are you not understanding what we suggested.

 

Yes gpu scaling is a thing and I thought is was enabled by default.

 

The display res, renderer res, and full screen res are all different.

 

Is there an actual problem?

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Well I haven't tried what you suggested due to a number of reasons.

 

A few being.

 

1. The monitor was JUST delivered today and I'm at work.

 

2. As explained in point #1, I'm at work and am unable to test.

 

As for a problem...yes, there is a problem. The problem is that I know 1080p on 1440p looks bad so I needed a workaround. That's why I created this post.

 

I do not know the difference between those 3 res, no.

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There is no workaround to make a smaller resolution look good on a monitor that has a native higher resolution. Lower effects to match your FPS requirement or live with the stretching... or get a larger GPU that does not care about 1440p. 

 

The only workarounds are the other way around where you can ask the GPU to render at a larger resolution and then downsample it to your display resolution. 

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So it looks like the "center timings" option under AMD's GPU Scaling just displays 1080p and puts a black border around the image. This would probably be the best option.

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GPU scaling actually looks really good full screen, I would at least try it. It depends on how far you sit from your monitor though (you shouldn't sit to close for the sake of your eyes anyway). You will probably have to make this trade off for some gpu generations to come if you are into newer titles. I personally prefer higher settings to higher resolution if I have to choose.

 

@hishutup: It probably isn't enabled by default to keep people from complaining about their benchmark scores. GPU scaling comes with a performance hit (dunno how large).

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