What is GPU Scaling?

June 17, 2021

What is GPU Scaling?

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GPU scaling allows users to adjust the game’s aspect ratio according to the monitor resolution to create high-quality image output on screen. Therefore, if you have an AMD graphics card, it means you have a GPU scaling option-adjusted via AMD Radeon graphics or AMD catalyst.



Moreover, your monitor should be directly attached to the graphic card adapter if you want to adjust your GPU scaling. Games run on an aspect ratio of 4:3 or 5:4. Therefore, it stretches the images on a 16:9 setting resulting in a poor and blurred image output. So using GPU scaling, one can adjust the images to form high-quality images.


Types of GPU Scaling Modes:

If you want to adjust your GPU scaling via AMD Radeon graphics or AMD catalysts, there will be three modes you can select.



Maintain Aspect Ratio:

The maintained aspect ratio permits users to experience games in full screen without changing the aspect ratio as you scale the graphics. The background will be filled with a pattern or black bars.




Choose Images According to Panel Size:

Full panel size is an option where it is straightened to fit the screen. It results in poor graphics output and poor quality image output because the frame aspect ratio is not followed.



Make use of Centered Trimmings:

Centered trimming is the part of GPU scaling which helps to turn the scaling off by placing the screen resolution of the image in the center of the display. The black bars or background patterns are placed around the image.



Why do you need GPU Scaling?

If you want to run old games with 4:3 or 5:4 aspect ratio than overall graphic ratio will show a pixelated or poor image on the screen. So the GPU scaling can play a vital role in such situations.

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