Move over Super Best Friends, the Dynamic Super Resolution Duo is here to slay the evil Jaggies! Ryan covered NVIDIA's new DSR in his review of the new Maxwell cards and how it can upsample a monitor with a resolution of 2560×1440 or lower to much higher resolutions using a process similar to supersampling but is in fact a 13-tap gaussian filter. That is important because supersampling would have some interesting challenges rendering 2560×1440 on a 1080p monitor. DSR gives you a much wider choice of resolutions as you can see in the Guild Wars screenshot below, allowing you to choose a variety of multipliers to your displays native resolution to give your game a much smoother look. The Tech Report has assembled a variety of screenshots from games with different DSR and AA settings which you can examine with your own eyeballs to see what you think.
"One of the more intriguing capabilities Nvidia introduced with the GeForce GTX 970 and 980 is a feature called Dynamic Super Resolution, or DSR, for short. Nvidia bills it as a means of getting 4K quality on a 2K display. How good is it? We take a look."
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I wonder why it’s called
I wonder why it’s called Dynamic Super Resolution, since there is nothing dynamic about it.
also article has one too many “p” in 1080p
It was upsampled to double
It was upsampled to double p? Fixed now
Probably because Down
Probably because Down Sampling Resolution didn’t take too well in their focus groups.
You would think a person
You would think a person buying $1200 worth of GPUs could buy a 4k monitor at $800 and not down sample.
The DSR & FXAA pictures look blurry as if your enabling motion blur on the color. Very noticeable on the leaves and the side wall. Makes me feel like I have cataracts just looking at those pictures.
There is an adjustment for
There is an adjustment for how smooth the Gaussian filter is. From page 2 of the article:
The examples above about 15% start to lose fine details in textures such as wood grain. There is some mention that the relative strength of the effect of the smoothness setting may depend on overall DSR factor (eg. 1.5x native res vs 4x native res)
Why did they limit it to
Why did they limit it to those cards when it can clearly be done with older cards, right down to the 8800GTX?
It usually takes more work with creating custom resolutions, but it can be done. They should push it to all of their supported cards. While slower cards will be less able to handle it, for some easy to run games, it will work well.
In looking at those screenshots, using the manual way don on the older cards seems to offer even better results as it is not using that new filtering method which negatively impacts fine details.
It’s really easy to do since
It’s really easy to do since last year or so.
But yea’ I’m not getting this either..
Been trying to figure out if there is anything unique or better about how the 900’s are doing this that warrants any credit.
It’s done to help sell 9xx
It’s done to help sell 9xx cards by giving them temporarily exclusive feature.
I suppose so.
I’ve yet to
I suppose so.
I’ve yet to find an answer that shows otherwise. X.x