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My friend bought me SR3 yesterday on steam and it is a very fun game, but I have some troubles with the graphics.

When I play in DX10/11 mode, I set the resolution to 1920x1080 in fullscreen. The game plays at that resolution, but I get black bars around the game. It isn't like the game is unplayable, but the game is blurry (because it is shrinking the game).

Diagram: i42.tinypic.com/34qsbjp.jpg

The problem goes away in DX9 mode (the game fills my entire screen). Also, this occurs in other games such as Crysis.

I have hunted around and heard people mention Pixel Format, Overscan, and Refresh Rate.

Pixel Format - Tried YCbCr 4:4:4 and RGB 4:4:4 - no change
Overscan - Already set to 0
Refresh Rate - 60hz (same as TV)

My video card is the ATI 4870 X2 (supports dx10 and 10.1). I'm playing on a 42" Vizio via HDMI. Running Win7 x64.
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post #2 of 9

Some LCD TVs have this issue with Dx11 titles. The best you can do is the Scaling options in CCC, create a customized resolution and play with the refresh rate such as 29 or 59. Because the native resolution is not 1080p but 720p blows up to 1080p.

 

This will go away if the monitor has other inputs such as DVI, D-Sub or DP.

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The TV is native 1080p. Also, I have player DX10 before on the TV and not had the problem, however this may be the first time play a dx10 game since I started using my SSD (hence, a new install of windows).
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Few Dx11 titles that I remember will have black border on some LCDTV (native 1080p); Dirt2, Dirt3, Crysis 2. But these titles are fine with Dx11 with the same LCDTV; BFBC2, BF3, Metro 2033.

 

I didn't investigate further to find out why because I don't use LCDTV. But it must have something to do with the game engine/coding and Dx11 to use native 1080p but 720p then blows it up to 1080p leaving black border. Once you select Dx9, all titles will fill up the desktop in fullscreen in 1080p.

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My card only supports DX10 fyi.

And yes, I understand all the crazy upscaling amd-can't-make-good-drivers stuff wink.gif. But the fact is, this wasn't previously a problem. I have played DX10 games on the TV without a problem prior to my recent install of Windows.
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Thank you for sharing thumb.gif

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Thank you for sharing thumb.gif
I can't tell if that is a serious/honest statement or just sarcasm (to be honest).

I had already stated that my card only supports DX10 and that games worked fine previously. I was simply restating that fact because of the focus on DX11 (you never once mentioned DX10).

Because I have played using DX10 games with a full screen (in the exact same setup, just on a previous install of windows) it worked, so I can't help but think that it has something to do with a messed up setting somewhere.
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post #8 of 9

That's honest statement after I realized there's no question or asking for help in this whole thread thumb.gif

 

 

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My friend bought me SR3 yesterday on steam and it is a very fun game, but I have some troubles with the graphics.
 

 

 

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The question is implied, but I can appreciate your play on my words.

And I was unable to change my refresh rate to 59 or anything while in CCC. The moment I want to go to 1920x1080 (even using windows resolution adjuster) it would set my refresh rate to 60. If I try to change it from 60, my resolution would change (how stupid tongue.gif )

And the angels sang! I have finally found my fix anyways. I am not surprised to find out that the fix dealt with refresh rates, but I am surprised as to what the fix was.

http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4059337&postcount=21

Basically, all I had to do was select support for 1080i30, 1080p60, and 1080p24. Games work fine now.

I wish AMD/ATI would make some piddly little setting like this to being checked by default...
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