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Ultra @1080P or High with DSR?

Discussion in 'F1 2017 - The Game' started by robmcm, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. robmcm

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    Wondering what people think will give the best image quality with F1 2017 - Ultra settings with 1080p or knock a few settings down a bit and use nvidia DSR?

    I have a GTX 970 which is rock solid at 1080p max settings, but higher DSR resolutions might make it struggle a bit so I would need to bump some details down a bit...
     
  2. Sascha Guenther

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    I have a 970 too and run it with DSR at 2560x1440 with all details to ultra except of shadows and reflections smooth at 60 FPS.
     
  3. robmcm

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    Do you have any AA on as well (like FXAA), either in-game or in nvidia control panel?
     
  4. Sascha Guenther

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    No, FXAA is disabled in nvidia cp. AA is set that it should be controlled by the game.
     
  5. robmcm

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    AA off in the game as well?
     
  6. Sascha Guenther

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    Yap.
     
  7. maacl

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    So you have AA COMPLETELY disabled and no aliased lines?
     
  8. Sascha Guenther

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    Yes, and I have set up DSR smoothing in Nvidia CP to 50%. Just try it.
     
  9. RasmusP

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    Just try what's looking best on your monitor, for your eyes.
    In the end it's all the same.
    Blurred image = no performance impact like smaa, fxaa, mlaa, taa, whatever

    Upsampling + filter = heavy performance impact like msaa, ssaa, ingame supersampling, dsr, vsr, sgssaa, whatever

    You always need a combination of higher resolution and a filter. Dsr with smoothing on 50% is the same as dsr, smoothing on 15% and fxaa.

    What looks better? It's for you to decide! For me it's all about less flickering/shimmering while in motion! Jaggies while standing still? I don't care :)

    What I use when it's available in this order of priority:
    - sgssaa forced with inspector
    - ssaa forced with inspector
    - txaa (+sweetfx sharpening)
    - dsr + msaa (or Upsampling ingame + msaa)
    - dsr + taa (or Upsampling ingame + taa)
    - msaa + fxaa + taa (+sweetfx sharpening)
    - dsr + fxaa +taa (+sweetfx sharpening)
    - fxaa+taa
    - fxaa

    Smaa and mlaa I find totally awful! Nice image when standing still and massive Pixel crawling while in motion!

    Taa seems to be the future like in battlefield 1!
    No performance hit but quite smooth while in motion!

    The list above is not a 100%, more like a general order in which I try to get to work. It shuffles depending on what looks better with which game :)
     
  10. robmcm

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    Yep, have to say this worked for me! Looks good, running nicely at 60fps. DSR smoothing at 25%, I'm happy!
     
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  11. F1Aussie

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    How do you turn on dsr on the pc version, mine is greyed out.
     
  12. Vangelis Parginos

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    @F1Aussie DSR can be found at Nvidia 3d Settings
     
  13. F1Aussie

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    okay, so I don't turn it on in game, I do it from the 3d settings?
     
  14. RasmusP

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    Yes, and no. A bit more info around that because when I wanted to activate it the first time I didn't find it!

    You open the nvidia control panel and click on 3d settings. Now you have a global profile and a second tab for game specific profiles.
    Important: dsr is global, you won't find it at the game specific tab!

    In the global tab you scroll down a bit until you find dynamic super resolution (DSR-factor).
    You check every number in it (well 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0 look best) and below that you'll find the smoothing. If you want to deactivate fxaa I would recommend something around 30-50. If you want to have it look like normal, you set it to 17.
    Below 10 will result in an overly sharped image!

    Now comes the fun: the game doesn't know you have enabled dsr. For the game you now have a 4k monitor so you go into the game settings and you'll find a lot of resolutions unlocked to pick from :)
    Just go higher until your graphics card can't handle it anymore. 4k always looks best because you have 2 pixels for each pixel of your screen. Vertical and horizontal!

    Note: while you can't enable or disable the dsr factors on the fly, you can however select a different smoothing on the fly!

    Also another note: sometimes this all gets screwed up (no resolutions visible in game, no options in the nvidia panel etc). Unplug every monitor other than your main one and restart the computer! After everything is set and done you can plug in the other screens again.

    Have fun :)
     
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  15. F1Aussie

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    thanks for the detailed reply, I will try this tomorrow!