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My HTPC type rig shall be built soon, as my Mini ITX 970 card arrives in 2 days.

I do have a question for you all, as my search did not yield an answer. Also was not sure if I should put the question here or the Samsung 7150 thread.

In the Samsung manual, it talks about connecting the TV to a PC. It says the max resolution is 1920x1080 and then goes on to list various frequencies and so on. As we all know, a 970 is a very capable card which can display a wide ranging set of resolutions. What happens if I launch a game with resolutions above that? Will I have screen formatting issues? color issues? Does it blow up LOL:eek:? Just wondering if connecting it to my new set is going to kneecap my gaming, and I will have to go out and by something specific to gaming.

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1st the game itself will not give you the ability to chose higher resolutions that your tv accepts because it reads what the nvidia driver gives and the driver gets it from monitor edid info. Either way if you manage to choose something beyond your tv capabilities you will get a black screen.

Fullhd gaming is perfect m8 with all the extra settings at full but because you have 970 you can test the hdr that makes the card to give higher resolutions that your monitor support and then downscale it to native monitor resolution. This produces crisper image and more. ..Google it and you will see what i mean
 

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Hello

My HTPC type rig shall be built soon, as my Mini ITX 970 card arrives in 2 days.

I do have a question for you all, as my search did not yield an answer. Also was not sure if I should put the question here or the Samsung 7150 thread.

In the Samsung manual, it talks about connecting the TV to a PC. It says the max resolution is 1920x1080 and then goes on to list various frequencies and so on. As we all know, a 970 is a very capable card which can display a wide ranging set of resolutions. What happens if I launch a game with resolutions above that? Will I have screen formatting issues? color issues? Does it blow up LOL:eek:? Just wondering if connecting it to my new set is going to kneecap my gaming, and I will have to go out and by something specific to gaming.

Thanks!
Most 1080p sets can handle somewhere up around 2.5 to 3k over HDMI 1.4 at around 60hz (60fps). I had a custom profile set up to send I believe 2040x1620, or something like that, to my projector....so my GPU's would render the game at that resolution and my Sony Projector would then scale it down to 1080p in real-time. It gave some games scaling artifacts but it did indeed look sharper. Crysis 2, for example, looked better at the higher resolution....other games didn't improve much at all from the higher rendering.

Having said all that, your TV will connect to your computer via HDMI and will automatically configure itself on the computer side based on its EIDE information I think......you can force higher resolutions until it gives you an OUT OF SYNC or OUT OF RANGE error, which is usually what happens on sets these days when you try to feed them something they can't handle.

or it just might blow up. I'd read that owners thread and find out for sure :)
 

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On a 970 it'll just downscale it to native res on the GPU, you don't need to do fiddle with custom resolutions and timing anymore. Just turn on DSR and it'll enable in game resolutions up to 4K.
 
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