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ATI Radeon HD 5870 Resolution issues?

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Hi all,

I just purchased a ATI Radeon 5870 eyefinity 6 video card to replace my ATI 3870 x 2.

I am having a issue with the resolution settings, for some odd reason the 1920 x 1080 optimized option is not available in the drop down menu of CCC.

See screenshot...

This option was available with the 3870 x 2, the monitor that I am using is a Toshiba 32" LCD TV and worked fine with the 3870.

Any idea as to why? The 1080p60 standard 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz. option really looks like crap!
    
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post #2 of 6
Could mess with the over scan/underscan options in CCC.



Other than that, I haven't found a way to do it but got used to how bad it looks on my TV cause during games it doesn't really matter to me. Looks good enough.
post #3 of 6
I bought the same gpu but my TV is not so nice. It is a 27 inch 720 lcd with a 60 refresh rate. And I know windows looks like crap on the screen but like chef said the games look great. I haven't played with the resolution though. I attributed the crappy looking windows to my sucky TV. I am goin to by an adapter this weekend (you know cause it didn't come with a vga one) and hook it up to my old monitor to see if it is better. I will let you know this weekend.
    
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The newer drivers seem to detect that it is a TV and thus default to TV resolutions. Before my current setup I just unplugged my TV and plugged it into a monitor during driver installation to avoid that, then switched it manually. What connection are you using to the TV?
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The TV only has HDMI plugs so I am using a DVI to HDMI cable.

I am really disapointed, the 3870 graphics look better than the 5870...mad.gif
    
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Master Chief,

You hit the nail on the head, that was the issue!

Thank you very much...biggrin.gif

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Could mess with the over scan/underscan options in CCC.



Other than that, I haven't found a way to do it but got used to how bad it looks on my TV cause during games it doesn't really matter to me. Looks good enough.
    
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