Topic Title: Displaying 2560 x 1080 (21:9 aspect)
Topic Summary: Using and AMD 6700 card with a Dell U2913WM monitor
Created On: 03/14/2013 11:06 PM
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 03/14/2013 11:06 PM
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Tonies_AMDcard
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Has anyone experience/tips running this extra wide screen monitor with an AMD6700 card under Win7 64 bit?

Key use is with the simulator Codemasters f1 2012. Game has a 2560x1080 option and it works well - though picture is slightly stretched.

Windows: Win7 driver/Catalyst seems to recognise the screen as 2560x1080 but window text is awful.

Any ideas?

T



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 03/15/2013 12:35 PM
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Are you using a DVI-D cable which is needed for the large resolution?

Or you could just use a Displayport cable.



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What is the brand/model of the display(s) connected, and detail exactly how they are connected.

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 03/15/2013 03:26 PM
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Good God what an asinine resolution for a computer display. At 2.3 : 1 aspect ratio you're getting into the Super Panavision 70 like ratios used in Ben Hur and Lawrence Of Arabia, but that's beside the point. If morphological AA is disabled (which it should be, and removed like Wide and Narrow Tint AA filters, which were), Clear Type is enabled, and you are using at least a decent quality DVI or DisplayPort cable, it should look as good as it'll get on such a compressed ratio. Go into the monitor's on screen menu and look around in there for quality options such as sharpness.

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More of the spec is at http://www.dell.com/support/troubleshooting/uk/en/ukbsdt1/Product/dell-u2913wm

The connection is DVI

Yes it is 21:9 which should better match some widescreen films than 16:9. Not tried it as yet (blu-ray) as this was not the purpose I got the monitor.

Remember not everyone has desk/room space for the 3 screen option.

I suspect the f1 2012 distortion is the way Codemasters has expanded the screen to their 2560x1080 option. Clarity and speed are not an issue.

Win 7 is the issue - clear type is set but does improve the text sufficiently however you play with it. Driver?

T



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Edited: 03/15/2013 at 11:22 PM by Tonies_AMDcard
 03/16/2013 01:22 AM
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It may just be a factor of using such a compressed resolution, as opposed to a more square 16x10 like a 2560x1600 or 1920x1200.

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