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Hello,

I'm a hardware writer for a Belgian hardware&games site. We currently possess different screens but lack a proper 2560*1600 screen.

I was wondering if it is possible to 'fake' a 2560x1600 resolution by changing something in the drivers or?

We would really appreciate a solution since we need 2560*1600 benchmarks (we are reviewing the latest cards and lacking the 2560*1600 resolution sucks)
post #2 of 8
No way to fake it. Either you have that number of pixels on your screen or you don't. Could go multimonitor with something similar....two 1280 wide screens next to each other and downsize to 1600 high?
post #3 of 8
Well I have heard that nVidia drivers have an option for that but I don't know for sure...


What you could do is go multimonitor.

3x 1280x1024 is slightly below 2560x1600 in the amount of pixels. 2x 1920x1080 is also slightly above. Grab a calculator. You could possibly achieve it multiple monitors IDK grab a calculator and do the math yourself. SOME combination of monitors will achieve the goal.. That way you could get results that are somewhat accurate. .. They WON'T be 100% accurate...
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Originally Posted by Gizmo;11792395 
No way to fake it. Either you have that number of pixels on your screen or you don't. Could go multimonitor with something similar....two 1280 wide screens next to each other and downsize to 1600 high?

you could change/hack the Drivers so programs thought it was 2560*1600
but it still would only run at normal res, this is what the guy means by " Fake " 2560*1600
    
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Start mooching for 2560x1600 monitor to review!
    
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No, multi monitor is very much not the same as a single large 2560X1600 monitor.
It works very differently, uses the cards differently, and will give very inaccurate results if you compare to 2560X1600.

You can't "fake" something like that. Ever.

Also to me, if you use 3 monitors for "close" resolution, and publish it as 2560X1600, its going over the red-line of being a journalist, taking a dump on that line, and moving on to the dark side.

If you don't have 2560X1600, don't publish results for it. Its not a sin to not have these resolutions.
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Originally Posted by BKsMassive;11792480 
you could change/hack the Drivers so programs thought it was 2560*1600
but it still would only run at normal res, this is what the guy means by " Fake " 2560*1600

He will have to almost re-write the driver to make it work as 2560x1600 instead of 1920x1200 for example, as it will give huge issues when the cards try to display something to the monitor it just can't support.
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Originally Posted by Defoler;11792509 
No, multi monitor is very much not the same as a single large 2560X1600 monitor.
It works very differently, uses the cards differently, and will give very inaccurate results if you compare to 2560X1600.

You can't "fake" something like that. Ever.

Also to me, if you use 3 monitors for "close" resolution, and publish it as 2560X1600, its going over the red-line of being a journalist, taking a dump on that line, and moving on to the dark side.

If you don't have 2560X1600, don't publish results for it. Its not a sin to not have these resolutions.

Exactly.

Or just say "hey, we don't have 2560x1600. In this review we are testing Eyefinity and Nvidia Multi-monitor across 2 or 3 monitors at X or Y resolution"
    
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