View Full Version : Using non native resolution without image distortion
02-29-12, 09:26 PM
My native res is 1680x1050. I want to play steam games in 16:9 in full screen with black bars without image distortion. Is this possible?
Card is the 5770
03-01-12, 05:49 AM
if i am understanding correctly you want to play games on your wide screen monitor in a square format but have the right resolution so it doesent look funky
if i am understanding correctly try 1400x1050 its a square frame res
unless if your wanting to strech the 16:9 to 16:10 then i dont know
03-01-12, 02:44 PM
1680X1050 is 16:10 without letterboxing, did you mean to say you want to play games in 16:9?
03-01-12, 02:51 PM
You have to play games in your monitor's aspect ratio, 16:10, to avoid letterboxing or distortion when full screen.
03-02-12, 10:30 AM
Yes, I meant to say 16:9 in the original post.
If that is impossible, can I configure CCC so that I'm able to play in a smaller 16:10 with black bars and no distortion?
For example I want to play in 1280×800 with black borders surrounding the game. When I use a lower resolution on 16:10 my game is automatically stretched to fill the screen.
03-02-12, 11:04 AM
16:9 and 16:10 have the same width, hence the 16. That's why there are only bars at the top and bottom, the height is what's different.
1280x800 is 16:10, 16 x 80 = 1280 and 10 x 80 = 800. 1280x720 would be 16:9 since 9 x 80 = 720.
1680x945 wouldn't cause distortion on your 16:10 monitor since the width is constant, but I doubt that's an option for the game.
Have you checked your monitor's setting menu? There should be a setting to change the display between "full" and "1:1" or "pixel by pixel". The setting 1:1 or pixel by pixel should prevent distortion.
03-02-12, 12:21 PM
There isn't an option in my monitor settings. Shouldn't there be some type of image stretch setting in the Catalyst control center?
03-05-12, 03:13 PM
03-07-12, 01:22 PM
03-07-12, 01:42 PM
Unfortunately, I don't have an AMD card installed at the moment, so I can't check CCC, but I would have expected someone with an AMD card to have looked around for you by now...
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