Enable VSR on all GCN cards and enable 4k with 290/x with 15.3 Drivers Guide

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  1. sammarbella

    sammarbella Ancient Guru

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    The limit is related to your monitor's aspect ratio (16:10), look at the VSR AMD table for supported resolutions (AKA supported modes) in this article from AMDMatt:

    https://community.amd.com/docs/DOC-1301
     
  2. gx-x

    gx-x Ancient Guru

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    I don't get 1800p VSR on my 280X with dell P2314H over Display Port. 1440p is max that I get.
    That table is not really useful in real word.
     
  3. sammarbella

    sammarbella Ancient Guru

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    You are not the only one, PR opened a thread not long time ago about this "little discrepancy".

    Even the artificial limits they want to put for VSR in their drivers don't work well depending on the cable you use to connect your GPU to your monitor(s)..

    Is Nvidia supposed to be the culprit again?

    LOL
     
  4. gx-x

    gx-x Ancient Guru

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    I don't what is the culprit, misleading advertising, not enough information or information withheld on purpose. I mean, DP is the best cable you can use to connect your monitor to atm. I doubt that I need dual-link connection to get 1800p?! That would be dumb since GPU is not outputing 1800P to a display device. idk.

    PS. I wrote the model of the monitor I use but not everybody know it's specs, duh, so let me add this: it's 1920x1080 16:9 IPS panel with DP connection. According to AMD, I can select 1800p in VSR. According to RL - I cannot. :p
     
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  5. sammarbella

    sammarbella Ancient Guru

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    According to customers, there is a problem between advertised and provided:

    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=400754

    According to AMD support i guess the (unspoken) opinion will be they are all dumb users unable to properly turn on a computer.
     
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  6. gx-x

    gx-x Ancient Guru

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    omg :) Thank you Sammarbella :) That was a good laugh, just what I needed before the sleep.

    Frikin brilliant! The whole issue summarized in one sentence.
     
  7. kurozee

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    Sounds interesting.Did you try doing it ? Any luck with that ?
     
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  8. fr33jack

    fr33jack Maha Guru

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    @kurozee, Yep...with Nvidia...long, long time ago. Never with ATI :)
     
  9. mysteriously

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    Does anyone work on mod to unlock VSR on 5xxx/6xxx series with 15.11 beta (Radeon Crimson) drivers?

    So 380 can use VSR up to 4K without unlocking anything. Any more cards?
     
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  10. sammarbella

    sammarbella Ancient Guru

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    380 is a rebrand of the 285 (GCN 1.2) so AMD provife the same 4K VSR.

    For the rest, VSR mod was locked for good this time.
     

  11. CRTFTW

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    So can you toggle GPU scaling on and off after following the instructions in the OP, or do you have to leave it on to keep from breaking VSR?

    EDIT:Wow, sorry for the necro, but I'm trying to enable VSR over VGA on my 7970. Also hoping to add custom resolutions since the 4:3 support is lacking.
     
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  12. dejan_ibanez

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    Some people claiming that you can't get 4k VSR with 290x anymore. That they somehow locked the drivers but that just not true. I was able to get 4k VSR with last catalyst 15.11 by replacing the modded atikmdag.sys from 15.2 drivers and it worked. I was trying to do the same thing with latest crimson drivers, but it didn't work. probably to many changes made to the original file as the drivers are much newer. But it can be done again probably if there is someone who knows how to mod the driver right way....
     
  13. munirshah77

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    did you use the modded driver or the regular amd driver to get it working. Link for the modded driver is broken. If you have the file, kindly post a link here. I want to get 4k with my 29 290
     
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  15. munirshah77

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    Thanks for your response. I have followed your guide with 15.3 and 15.11 driver with no luck. You have mentioned "( if you can't select 4k resolution after reboot) - enable VSR, then find your monitor in the registry and import the code". How can I find your monitor in the registry?
     

  16. munirshah77

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    Thanks for your response. I have followed your guide with 15.3 and 15.11 driver with no luck. You have mentioned "( if you can't select 4k resolution after reboot) - enable VSR, then find your monitor in the registry and import the code". How can I find your monitor in the registry? Does it have anything to with DALNonStandardModesBCD1?
     
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