Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-28-2018, 01:40 PM   #1
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 119
Default 4k Monitor or Super Virtual Resolution/Dynamic Super Resolution?

Do the majority of 4k resolution users use the aforementioned graphics features, or actually have 4k monitors? Is there a significant difference between the two?
__________________

__________________
datkins91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2018, 02:41 AM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
Smart_Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Saudi Arabia
Posts: 3,617
Default Re: 4k Monitor or Super Virtual Resolution/Dynamic Super Resolution?

Native 4K support is always better than Dynamic Super Resolution (as Nvidia calls it, not sure of others) especially these days that now 4K monitors got cheaper and well optimized. Just make sure the monitor has good specs like low input lag.


Higher DSR gives effects similar to anti-aliasing on lower resolution monitors that is held back by the native resolution output due to rendering in 4K then zoom it down to the lower resolution of the monitor. It is like opening movie then resize down the video player from the edge of the window with the mouse pointer. It could look weird.



It is still nice, but later on when filtering can be used on 4K without too much performance loss, true 4K monitors can go even higher in image quality. Also since DSR is synthetic, it might not always run as desired on different settings and apps like games and desktop.


Performance wise, DSR 4K and native 4K both have the same performance impact.
__________________

__________________
My main rig (click here).
Smart_Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2018, 05:28 PM   #3
Fully Optimized
 
AMD_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Argentina
Posts: 1,534
Default Re: 4k Monitor or Super Virtual Resolution/Dynamic Super Resolution?

I never use virtual super resolution or whatever. They put a bigger load on your components and everything looks weird, like out of proportion. Also, I'm not sure how it can benefit your experience. I mean, your monitor won't magically get more pixels, it just makes more sense to go for higher AA settings. This all feels like a marketing play and not something that will produce any real impact, other than heating up your card.
__________________
"I so enjoy watching history warp as words pass
from the lips of one to the ears of another.
Imperfectly formed, half understood, poorly remembered."
AMD_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2018, 03:44 AM   #4
Fully Optimized
 
Smart_Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Saudi Arabia
Posts: 3,617
Default Re: 4k Monitor or Super Virtual Resolution/Dynamic Super Resolution?

I can make use of it. I do it to test my build's capability/performance knowing my TV (I use a smart TV) is max 1080p. Same DSR and native resolutions give the same impact on performance. It also gives a result like AA. In some instances DSR works very well and in those instances one could compare the performance with AA and see which has better performance then pick that one. DSR in Nvidia can have sharpness and blending adjusted. 1440p doesn't work well with me but 4K does, for example.
__________________
My main rig (click here).
Smart_Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2018, 06:10 PM   #5
Fully Optimized
 
AMD_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Argentina
Posts: 1,534
Default Re: 4k Monitor or Super Virtual Resolution/Dynamic Super Resolution?

I guess I never tested it properly. However, doesn't it happen to you that things get out of proportion? Like, some things end up being smaller and some others a little larger, for example?
__________________
"I so enjoy watching history warp as words pass
from the lips of one to the ears of another.
Imperfectly formed, half understood, poorly remembered."
AMD_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2018, 01:18 AM   #6
Fully Optimized
 
Smart_Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Saudi Arabia
Posts: 3,617
Default Re: 4k Monitor or Super Virtual Resolution/Dynamic Super Resolution?

In some games a lot got screwed up. In others, it worked just as it works on native resolution in terms of compatibility. Dark Souls 3 and Need for Speed Host Pursuit for example work perfectly with me on my setup at DSR 4K. DSR 1440p is blurrier to my taste. I still don't use it for actual game play because I want 60FPS. DSR 4K gives me 25-35FPS and in games like Gears of War 4 it causes some missing high res. textures due to lack of VRAM (only 4GB here).
__________________

__________________
My main rig (click here).
Smart_Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0