NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 – DSR Enabled

FanBolt writes: "I recently got my hands on the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 and have immediately fallen in love with the quality of this card. But the feature I’ve enjoyed playing around with the most is the new DSR setting."

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2pacalypsenow1514d ago (Edited 1514d ago )

Is dSr only on the 900 series gpu?

Vegamyster1514d ago

I believe it's availible for the either the 400 or 500 series onward.

2pacalypsenow1514d ago

I have a 780 how do I enable it?

Vegamyster1514d ago


It should be a setting in your GeForce Experience panel.

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starchild1514d ago (Edited 1514d ago )

Go into the Nvidia control panel under Manage 3D Settings and on the global settings tab a little ways down you will find the "DSR-Factors" and "DSR-Smoothness" settings. These settings dictate the rendering resolution that is downsampled from and the sharpness/blurriness of the gaussian filter that is applied during the downsampling.

I think it is a really amazing feature. It's easy to use and it works very well. It's like having SSAA as an option in basically every game, even DirectX 11 and deferred rendering-based games. It's not exactly the same thing, but it really helps to clean up the image quality.

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Magicite1514d ago (Edited 1514d ago )

cool feature

NovusTerminus1514d ago (Edited 1514d ago )

DSR was just added to the 6xx and 7xx cards through drivers.

In the GeForce Experience click the game, then below the options showing what you have vs optimized, there is a wrench, click it.

Then on the top left is a resolution option, click that and on the drop down menu, scroll up to the the top to see DSR scaling.

r1sh121514d ago

The only issue with it is when used in some games the HUD doesnt move.
But Im sure game updates might solve that :)

Cant wait to use it on assassins creed in a few weeks

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1nsomniac1514d ago (Edited 1514d ago )

I've tried it on my 760 & in all honesty it's not making any noticeable difference so I've switched it off & not bothering with it any more.

I game at 1080p as its the highest my monitor will go. I Used this DSR to play a few games at 4k but all it really did was decrease input sensitivity. After a good few retries & several close up inspections it does improve it but the difference is minute going on microscopic. At least on a 22" screen anyway, I would image it would be more noticeable on a bigger screen.

Pandamobile1514d ago

The biggest area of improvement will be in the edge-quality and filtering textures and alpha'd models. Look at the Crysis screenshots and pay attention to the foliage.

DougLord1514d ago

I see very little difference between the 1080p and the downsampled 4k. Frankly I can't tell much of a difference between my 1080p and my 1280p monitor, except for one being given 21" and the other being 30". Resolution past 1080p is the least important part of graphics. I think it's really about HDR, high def textures, number of polygons in a model, number of objects on screen, physics ..... We need to start putting increased horsepower to use improving gameplay. More enemies on screen, fully destructible environments, massive open world's, human like AI. The good news is a lot of this can be done server side. AI, massive persistent world's a and per the Crackdown demo, massive destructible environments. Wonder when we will get a mmo that looks like Crysis 3, has human fee liking AI like for a 5, destructible environments like Battlefield and particle/object physics like Crackdown. Also need to get rid of the redundant fetch quests and kill 20 spiders and replace with a great plot/story like BORDERLANDS or Balders Gate.

FanboltGaming1514d ago

I should have done more examples putting them side by side like this:

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