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Originally Posted by Falkentyne View Post

Best settings for CS: GO:

1) 4:3 resolution:
Download CRU: http://www.monitortests.com/forum/Thread-Custom-Resolution-Utility-CRU
Download driver restarter, pixel clock patcher (for VT tweaks and pixel clock >330.00 MHz or VT tweaks don't work)

Create custom DETAILED resolution 1440x1080 @ 120 hz (not 100 hz).
Add, press OK, restart driver with the restarter. Switch to 1440x1080@120hz, enter monitor OSD and display mode (picture advanced) 1:1 or aspect for perfect 1:1 pixel mapping at 4:3 aspect and no black borders at top or bottom of screen. If you want 100 hz instead of 120hz at 1:1, use the video card driver panel to set aspect or 1:1.

(due to a bug or something, creating 1440x1080@100 hz as a detailed resolution will grey out all the aspect settings (except the screen emulation sizes) in the OSD, forcing FULL SCREEN at 100 hz and the video card driver panel will also ignore scaling settings (since it will think 100hz is controlled by the monitor) and only 120hz will be controlled by the video driver scaling settings (1:1 and 4:3).

Drawback: can't use VT 1500 tweak at 1440x1080 unless you use video card 1:1 scaling for 4:3 (still requires you to create a 120hz one if you also want 100hz video driver scaled); VT tweaks prevent monitor OSD scaling from working correctly.


2) Native resolution:
Create custom resolution 1920x1080@100 hz
Front porch 88, 4
Sync width 44,5
Horizontal total 2200, vertical total 1500.
Front porch 88, 4
Sync width 44,5
Pixel clock will be exactly 330.00 mhz. Will not need AMD or NVidia patcher unless using VT 1502 (highest possible).
VT 1502 requires pixel clock patcher (330.44 MHz)
restart driver.
MAKE SURE STROBE PHASE IS SET TO 000 IN THE SERVICE MENU (you can also use blur busters windows utility to set it to far left which is 000).
Default strobe phase of 100 will cause a black screen. Strobe phase of 060 or higher turns off the backlight at 100hz with VT tweak (goes up to 100 phase without VT tweak)


3) native resolution:
Create custom resolution 1920x1080@120hz
front porch 48, 3
sync width 32, 5
Horizontal total 2080 (NOT 2200)
Vertical total 1500 (1502 is buggy on XL2720Z at 120hz, sometimes strobe gets laggy/pulsating)
Pixel clock 374.40 MHz <---
Requires amd/NVidia pixel clock patcher.

MAKE SURE STROBE PHASE IS SET TO 000 IN THE SERVICE MENU (you can also use blur busters windows utility to set it to far left which is 000).
Default strobe phase of 100 will cause a black screen. Strobe phase of 051 or higher turns off the backlight at 120hz, goes to 100 without VT tweak

Drawback of VT tweaks:
Can NOT use monitor OSD scaling OR OSD screen size emulations with VT tweaks, aspects get all messed up.
Enjoy.

Monitor: XL2720Z
Firmware: V2
Detailed Resolution: 1440x1080 (HT 1720 / VT 1500 @ 120hz)
If i choose "Aspect" it gives me blackbars, only on sides. Only greeyed out option is 1:1