What is GPU scaling for?
If you are a technology freak, then this article is just for you. Some features of technical gadgets are not very widespread, and so only some people know about some very uncommon feature which can make a great difference in your experience of using the gadgets.
One such thing is GPU Scaling, but wait what is that? If you want to experience a more realistic or a more vivid graphics in your computer or maybe a laptop, then you have to switch to higher resolutions, a very smoother playback and even an increased contrast.
People are fond of watching live games, movies and such other things but sometimes they fail to please our eyes because the graphics are so poor that you can’t even see clearly what the hell that thing is. What to do at the time? What is the problem that you are facing?
Well, maybe that is caused due to overstretching of the picture which usually happens most of the time. Even when you share pictures, videos, etc. through social media websites or applications, you lose the actual pixel size rather you get a diminished one. What to do then?
Well, the option for you is GPU scaling, it will help you avoiding and improving such kind of things. So, let’s get more familiar to GPU Scaling.
- 1 How can you configure and enable the feature of GPU Scaling?
- 2 Modes of GPU Scaling:
- 3 Steps to access the scaling mode in the Settings of AMD Radeon:
- 4 Steps to access the scaling mode in the Control Center of AMD Catalyst™:
How can you configure and enable the feature of GPU Scaling?
As until now, you know what is exactly the GPU Scaling is, now under this section you will gather some more knowledge about GPU section, actually the more technical one.
Under this section, you will get to know how to enable and configure the GPU scaling. But in this article, we will use AMD catalyst control centre and AMD Radeon settings for enabling and configuring the GPU scaling.
So under this section, we will all of the following point. Let’s take a look at the topics we are going to cover under this section.
- Why you use GPU Scaling and what are the reasons for using the GPU Scaling?
- The modes of GPU Scaling
- Using the AMP Radeon Settings, accessing the Scaling Mode
- Using the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center, accessing the scaling mode
Now, let’s go through all of them to know more about this GPU Scaling thing. After going through all of them, you will become so familiar to GPU Scaling, that you won’t have to go to any other website for gathering knowledge about it. So, let’s quickly begin with the very first one among them.
Why you use GPU Scaling and what are the reasons for using the GPU Scaling?
Why do you use a GPU Scaling? To get the answer go through all the points below. So let’s get started with the very first reason to use GPU Scaling.
- This GPU Scaling helps you in many ways, one of it includes the maintenance of the aspect ratio of some older games which you might have stopped playing previously and then started again due to your interest and which still till now had no up gradation and runs in the aspect ratio of 5:4 format on the devices which has widescreen display.
- Using this GPU scaling, you can very easily stretch the aspect ratio format of 5:4 resolution on a device which has a widescreen monitor.
- Using the GPU Scaling, you can even reproduce a resolution of some non-native resolution on the display of your device pixel per pixel.
These were all the reasons why we use the GPU Scaling. But make a note here, that there are some requirements for using this, these requirement involves the involvement of a digital connection which could be DisplayPort™ or HDMI, DVI, etc. To change it into an AMD graphics adapter from the display.
Modes of GPU Scaling:
There are three types of GPU Modes, and those are listed below:
- The very one is the ratio of maintenance aspect or ratio of preserve aspect. What this mode does is it expands the image which you want to the maximum size of your monitor, and while doing so, it maintains the aspect ratio of the size of the image which you have expanded. Let’s take an example, suppose you took an image of the resolution 1280 x 1024 which has an aspect ratio of 5:4, the change will be that it will have some kind of bars to the right as well as a left side which is of the colour black.
- The second one is the full panel or the scale image to the size of a full panel. What this mode does is that it expand the image which you want to non-native resolutions and also to the maximum size of your monitor. Let’s again take an example, suppose you have taken an image which has a resolution of 1280 x 1024 and an aspect ratio of 5:4, what will happen is that you will witness a vice versa effect of the effect of the maintenance aspect ration, you will see that the image has expanded to the maximum size of your monitor. Please make a note here that this effect doesn’t cause the fixation of the issue caused by the black borders on the HDTV.
- The last mode includes the use of centred timings, or you can simply call it centre. What this mode do is that it switches off the scaling of the image and it centres the image that you want to apply the effect on to a very non-native resolution. But you can still have the black bars around the image that you have applied the effects on. Let’s again take an example, suppose you want to change the resolution of your monitor, suppose you want to set your monitor at 24” which is approx. 1920 x 1200 native resolution at a ratio aspect of 16:10 which has a resolution of 1680 x 1050 or even lower, what it does it will put the black bars on the screen of your monitor.
The procedure of accessing the GPU Scaling mode in both AMD Radeon Setting and AMD Catalyst™ Control Center:
Given below are the steps to access the GPU Scaling mode in both AMD Radeon Setting and AMD Catalyst™ Control Center. So go through the steps for the same individually.
Steps to access the scaling mode in the Settings of AMD Radeon:
Now, we will go through the steps of accessing the scaling mode in the AMD Radeon settings. Go through the following section underneath for grabbing the knowledge about it.
- The very first steps are to simply make a right click on the desktop of your monitor and then simply out of all the options you have got there select the AMD RADEON SETTING option from the menu you have got.
- Now, a pop-up window will appear of the AMD Radeon, now go to the settings option and there simply select the Display option.
- Now, there simply select the GPU scaling out of all the options you have got there, and then you need to switch on the GPU Scaling option.
- Now, once you are done with all the steps, select the scaling mode which you desire out of the three scaling mode option which you have got.
This was the procedure of accessing the scaling mode in the AMD Radeon Settings. This is how you can do so.
Now, let’s take a sneak peak of the other one quickly.
Steps to access the scaling mode in the Control Center of AMD Catalyst™:
Now, as you have learned how to access the scaling mode in the AMD Radeon Settings, we will go through the steps of accessing the scaling mode in the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center below. Go through the following section underneath for grabbing the knowledge about it.
- The very first steps are to simply make a right click on the desktop of your monitor and then simply out of all the options you have got there select the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center option from the menu you have got.
- Now, a pop-up panel will appear soon, all you have to do is simply expand the MY DIGITAL FLAT PANELS.
- Now, what you have to do is simply select the PROPERTIES option or the DIGITAL FLAT PANEL option whichever you get from the menu which has been opened.
- Now, all you need to do is simply check the settings of Enable GPU up-scaling and then from there all you have to do is select the GPU scaling mode whichever you want out of the three GPU Scaling mode which you have got. After selecting the GPU mode which you want, all you need to do is simply click on the Apply button out there and then everything is good to go.
This was the procedure of accessing the scaling mode in the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center. This is how you can do so. So these were the two procedure of enabling the GPU Scaling. I hope you got each and every step clearly. For further queries, please feel free to comment below, we would be glad to help you 🙂