NVidia DSR - Dynamic Super Resolution...

JCitron

Trainzing since 12-2003
DSR, aka the new Dynamic Super Resolution, is a new feature available for those that have the latest breads of NVidia graphics cards. This is now part of the driver, and its purpose is to scale the resolution up in the video card hardware rather than using the native resolution of the display with very little impact (as far as I can tell) on the system performance.

What a difference this larger world makes! Navigating around in Surveyor, is awesome now without the map getting in the way. In Driver there was no difference in performance even on one of my busiest routes.

The one thing that could be a feature for some is a downfall for me; the text size is a bit small as this makes text about the size of ant's footprints! Having said this, I may not do this for every day browsing, but instead configure this on the fly for Trainz use where the advantages are of the higher resolution.

John
 
What card and display size are you using John? I'm looking to upgrade from a 7850 to a GTX780 as their prices drop.
 
What card and display size are you using John? I'm looking to upgrade from a 7850 to a GTX780 as their prices drop.

Hi Nicky,

I have the 780Ti currently.

My native resolution, on my big display, is 1980 x 1080. I have it set to 2715 x 1527. There are different settings on the DSR slider such as 1.5, 2.0, etc. I setup mine for 2.0. I found that anything smaller makes the icons and text a wee bit too small, or about the size of ants' footprints.

John
 
Good card, it is. Gigabyte Windforce and Inno3D iChill versions of those also achieve exceptionally low temps.
 
John, what exactly do you mean by this?

With the regular resolution, the map always gets in the way when trimming baseboards for example, or when moving about when placing objects and textures in Surveyor. With the present higher resolution, I can open up the map big enough, zoom in enough, and still have enough screen to see what's on the ground.

John
 
John,

I have dual GTX 780Ti's running the latest graphics driver, but no matter what combo of settings I try in nVidia panel the DSR settings stubbornly remain at Off with no other options available
 
With the regular resolution, the map always gets in the way when trimming baseboards for example, or when moving about when placing objects and textures in Surveyor. With the present higher resolution, I can open up the map big enough, zoom in enough, and still have enough screen to see what's on the ground.

John

LOL, I guess I already have high resolution because nothing is in the way when I'm in Surveyor.
 
Hi Nicky,

I have the 780Ti currently.

My native resolution, on my big display, is 1980 x 1080. I have it set to 2715 x 1527. There are different settings on the DSR slider such as 1.5, 2.0, etc. I setup mine for 2.0. I found that anything smaller makes the icons and text a wee bit too small, or about the size of ants' footprints.

John

John, (Hopefully you don't mind me calling you that :)
What is the size of your monitor, and do you use this resolution at all times? Or only in Trainz?
I have a 15.6" screen on my laptop that has a 1080 resolution, and the small text makes my eyes hurt, so I'm upscaling my Windows 7 UI to 125%.
 
Wow, hope the next update for the NIVIDA graphic card I have in my laptop I'm on include's the DSR feature.
Dynamic Super Resolution, is a new feature available for those that have the latest breeds of NVidia graphics cards.

Does this answer your question? Even so, I doubt your laptop cost < $700, which is around the price where you get the performance nVidia GPUs vs what HP decides to pull from the legacy line of old overstock chips for that specific day of manufacture.
 
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John, (Hopefully you don't mind me calling you that :)
What is the size of your monitor, and do you use this resolution at all times? Or only in Trainz?
I have a 15.6" screen on my laptop that has a 1080 resolution, and the small text makes my eyes hurt, so I'm upscaling my Windows 7 UI to 125%.

Nope, that's fine. I go by this name...

I've set this up permanently, very recently, like the other day when I first posted, and have been using this for browsing too. I may just switch the display when using Trainz because, yes, the text makes my eyes bleed with the text about the size of an ant's footprints!

When using the browser, I also scale my text up, but it doesn't help much... so that answered my own thought on this! :)

I've set this up on both my 27-inch and 23-inch displays. The 23-inch display is a wee bit tiny for this, and the settings on the 27-inch make the text too small as well, but for Trainz in Surveyor, it's awesome.

John
 
I believe this has always been possible, basically this process is re-branded super sampling, which has been available on Geforce grade cards through software for awhile. There is also an implementation available for AMD users, however it's nowhere near as user friendly.

Interesting to see it properly implemented on driver level, it certainly looks compelling considering I run two 1080P displays which these modern cards have no issue driving, so why not gain some additional fidelity.

Unless the R9 390X offers the performance it is rumoured to possess...

Jack. :)
 
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