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Nvidia Control Panel – Settings for a high-end graphics card

Depending on computer hardware configuration the Nvidia control panel settings may have some differences compared to what is shown here.

Desktop System Config

  1. Single monitor.
  2. No Gsync monitor.
  3. Fast Vsync supported by Graphics card
  4. Single Graphics card.
  5. 8 GB Graphics RAM.

This config should work for high-end systems.

  • Select “Use the advanced 3D image settings

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GLOBAL Settings

Global settings allow the user to do setting that is applied to all the programs that uses the GPU. Do settings as shown below.

Ambient Occlusion :     Off
Anisotropic filtering: Application-Controlled

Antialiasing – FXAA :    Off
Antialiasing – Gamma Correction :   Off
Antialiasing – Mode :     Application-Controlled
Antialiasing – Transparency :    Off

CUDA – GPUs :   All

Maximum Pre-Rendered Frames: Application-Controlled

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Multi-Frame Sampled AA (MFAA) : On
Power Management Mode: Optimal Power
Shader Cache: On

Texture Filtering – Anisotropic Sample Optimization :   Off
Texture Filtering – Negative LOD Bias :    Allow
Texture filtering – Quality :    High Quality
Texture Filtering – Trilinear Optimization:   Off

Threaded Optimization :    Auto
Triple buffering :    Off

Vertical Sync : Fast

  • Click “Apply” to apply to global settings.

 

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  • If  (Vertical Sync : Fast)  is not available then, do settings as shown below
  • Triple buffering :    On
  • Vertical Sync : Adaptive

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Program Settings allows user to do custom settings for each individual programs.

You may need to do custom settings for each game.

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  • Using drop-down menu as shown below you can select the Program for which you want to do custom settings.

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  • If a program is not shown in the menu, you can add it manually by click “Add” button as shown below.

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  • Select a Program to add or click “Browse” to find the program in the hard disk.
  • Then Click “Add Selected Program

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  • Select the GPU as “Processor: ” for PhyX ,

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  • Here you can select the resolution of the display.
  • Slect

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  • It is recommended that you select scaling mode as “Aspect ratio
  • Select  “GPU” for “Perform scaling on:

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  • Adjust video colour settings” allows the user to the set various parameter of “video playback
  • If you want Nvidia GPU to set Colour and Gamma settings then select “With Nvidia settings

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  • Under Advanced tab, select “Full (0-255)” for “Dynamic range:

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  • Similarly, you can use Nvidia GPU for “Edge enhancement” and “Noise Reduction” in a video being played in Media Player. This setting overrides Media Player Settings so that “Edge enhancement” and “Noise Reduction” is done by GPU instead of media player.

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OTHER SETTINGS

  • You may tick “Display GPU Activity Icon in Notification Area

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  • Nvidia GPU Activity in the Notification Area.

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  • In System Information you can see the various info about NVIDIA GPU and the computer system.

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DOING CUSTOM SETTINGS FOR INDIVIDUAL GAMES

If you want to do custom settings for an individual game, select the game under “Select a program to custmize

Most important custom settings are

  1. Anisotropic filtering ( AF )
  2. Maximum Pre-Rendered Frames

 

Anisotropic filtering setting overrides in-game AF setting.

First, try to use ( Anisotropic filtering : 16x ). If you see a drop in game FPS then lower it to ( Anisotropic filtering: 8x )

For fast-paced games, Maximum Pre-Rendered Frames should be minimum which is 1. You may set a higher number for slow paced games, if you don’t experience a lag in game.

  • Example 1

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  • Example 2

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Lesser important settings is Antialiasing – Mode. Since most games have inbuilt Antialiasing setting, so don’t need to do any custom setting in it.

  • Antialiasing – Mode
  • Antialiasing – Setting

But if an old game does not have in-built Antialiasing setting then you can enable Nvidia Antialiasing, which will override the in-game settings.

Antialiasing – Mode : Overide any application setting
Antialiasing – Setting : 8x

  • Example 3

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AMD Radeon R9 Series Desktop Graphics Specification

GCN Architecture

Primed to enable astonishing performance and breathtaking image quality, making it a top choice for gamers who expect the best.

Ultra Resolution Gaming

Leave HD in the dust by gaming on displays much, much larger. Whether using a 4k monitor or combining multiple HD monitors, you’ll get an expansive experience that’s truly out of sight.

Mantle

There’s optimization, and then there’s Mantle. Games enabled with Mantle speak the language of GCN architecture to unlock revolutionary performance and image quality.

AMD Eyefinity technology

Enjoy the ultimate immersive gaming experience with innovative “wrap around” multidisplay capabilities.

AMD App Acceleration

Improve performance of everyday tasks such as Web browsing, office applications and video rendering.

AMD CrossFire™ technology

With outstanding performance scaling, a system equipped with AMD CrossFire™ technology keeps you fragging while everyone else is reaching for an upgrade.

AMD PowerTune technology

Enables intelligent power monitoring to enable higher clock speeds and better performance in your favorite games.

AMD ZeroCore technology

Allows your AMD Radeon™ GPU to consume virtually no power when in idle state.

AMD HD3D technology

Play 3D games, watch Blu-ray 3D videos, and edit 3D photos on your 3D monitor, TV or projector.

AMD R9 DESKTOP GRAPHICS

AMD Radeon R7 Series Desktop Graphics Specification

 

Ultra Resolution Gaming

Experience resolutions up to four times higher than HD and see everything your opponent throws at you — without sacrificing a single detail.

GCN Architecture

Primed to enable astonishing performance and breathtaking image quality, making it a top choice for gamers who expect the best.

 Mantle4

There’s optimization, and then there’s Mantle. Games enabled with Mantle speak the language of GCN architecture to unlock revolutionary performance and image quality.

 AMD Eyefinity technology (Available on R7 260X only)

Enjoy the ultimate immersive gaming experience with innovative “wrap around” multidisplay capabilities.

AMD TrueAudio Technology (Available on R7 260X only)

With the sonic brilliance of AMD TrueAudio technology, your games now sound as good as they look.

 AMD App Acceleration

Improve performance of everyday tasks such as Web browsing, office applications and video rendering.

 AMD CrossFire™ technology

With outstanding performance scaling, a system equipped with AMD CrossFire™ technology system keeps you fragging while everyone else is reaching for an upgrade.

 AMD PowerTune technology

Enables intelligent power monitoring to enable higher clock speeds and better performance in your favorite games.

AMD ZeroCore technology

Allows your AMD Radeon™ GPU to consume virtually no power when in idle state.

AMD HD3D technology

Play 3D games, watch Blu-ray 3D videos, and edit 3D photos on your 3D monitor, TV or projector

AMD R7 DESKTOP

Additional hardware (e.g. Blu-ray drive, HD or 10-bit monitor, USB 3.0 ports, TV tuner, wirelessly enabled HDTV) and/or software (e.g. multimedia applications) are required for the full enablement of some features. HD Video display requires an HD video source.  Not all features may be supported on all components or systems – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies.

  1. AMD Eyefinity technology supports multiple monitors on an enabled graphics card. Supported display quantity, type and resolution vary by model and board design; confirm specifications with manufacturer before purchase. To enable more than three displays, or multiple displays from a single output, additional hardware such as DisplayPort™-ready monitors or DisplayPort 1.2 MST-enabled hubs may be required.  A maximum of two active adapters is recommended for consumer systems.
  2. AMD CrossFire™ technology requires an AMD CrossFire Ready motherboard and may require a specialized power supply and AMD CrossFire Bridge Interconnect. Check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities.
  3. AMD PowerTune and AMD ZeroCore Power are technologies offered by certain AMD Radeon™ products, which are designed to intelligently manage GPU power consumption in response to certain GPU load conditions. Not all products feature all technologies – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities.
  4. Application support is required.
  5. AMD TrueAudio™ technology is offered on select AMD Radeon™ R9 and R7 200 Series GPUs and is designed to improve acoustic realism.  Requires an enabled game or application.  Not all audio equipment supports all audio effects; additional audio equipment may be required for some audio effects. Not all products feature all technologies—check with your component or system manufacturer for specific capabilities.
  6. AMD App Acceleration is a set of technologies designed to improve video quality and enhance application performance. Full enablement of some features requires support for OpenCL™, DirectCompute or DirectX® Video Acceleration (DXVA). Not all products have all features and full enablement of some capabilities and may require complementary products.
  7. AMD HD3D is a technology designed to enable stereoscopic 3D support in games, movies and/or photos. Requires 3D stereo drivers, glasses, and display. Not all features may be supported on all components or systems – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies.
  8. GCN Architecture and its associated features (PCI Express® 3.0, AMD ZeroCore Power technology, AMD PowerTune technology etc.) are included in the AMD Radeon™ R7 250/240 graphics cards. Not all technologies are supported in all system configurations—check with your system manufacturer for specific model capabilities.
  9. Utilization of PCI Express 3.0 bandwidth requires a mainboard equipped with a PCI Express 3.0 PHY. Not all mainboards feature this technology – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities.

AMD Radeon™ HD 7300M Series Graphics

Unrivalled: Use the power of your AMD Radeon™ HD 7300M GPU to accelerate your everyday applications, as well as improve playback and the quality of your multimedia content2

Redefined: Optimized for low power consumption the AMD Radeon™ HD 7300M offers enhanced features & performance with low power requirements

Perfected: With the AMD Radeon™ HD 7300M you get full support for DirectX® 11 which allows you to journey through online worlds with superior performance to get the visual experience you deserve

AMD Radeon™ HD 7300M Series GPU Feature Summary

  • TeraScale 2 Unified Processing Architecture
    • 80 Stream Processing Units
    • 8 Texture Units
    • 16 Z/Stencil ROP Units
    • 4 Color ROP Units
  • DDR3 memory interface
  • PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus interface
  • DirectX® 11 Technology
    • DirectX® 11 support
      • Shader Model 5.0
      • DirectCompute 11
      • Programmable hardware tessellation unit
      • Accelerated multi-threading
      • HDR texture compression
      • Order-independent transparency
    • OpenGL 4.1 support
    • Image quality enhancement technology
      • Up to 12x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes
      • Adaptive anti-aliasing
      • Morphological anti-aliasing (MLAA)
      • 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
      • 128-bit floating point HDR rendering
  • AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology1
    • Support for up to 4 simultaneous displays
      • Independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
    • Display grouping
      • Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
  • AMD App Acceleration2
    • OpenCL™ 1.1 support
    • DirectCompute 11
    • Accelerated video encoding, transcoding, and upscaling
    • UVD 2 dedicated video playback accelerator
      • Support for H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, and Adobe® Flash®
  • AMD HD Media Accelerator
    • VC-1
    • MPEG-2 (SD & HD)
    • Adobe® Flash®5
  • Enhanced video quality features
    • Advanced post-processing and scaling
      • Dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction
    • Advanced color correction
      • Independent video gamma control
      • Color vibrance control
      • Dynamic contrast
      • Dynamic video range control
    • Dual-stream (HD+SD) playback support6
    • DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
  • AMD HD3D technology4
    • Stereoscopic 3D display/glasses support
    • Stereoscopic 3D gaming support
    • 3rd party Stereoscopic 3D middleware software support
  • Cutting-edge integrated display support
    • Dual-link DVI with HDCP7
      • Max resolution: 2560×1600
    • DisplayPort 1.1
      • Max resolution: 2560×1600
    • HDMI® 1.4a with Stereoscopic 3D Frame Packing Format, Deep Color, xvYCC wide gamut support, and high bit-rate audio
      • Max resolution: 1920×1200
    • VGA
      • Max resolution: 2048×1536
  • Integrated HD audio controller
    • Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI® with no additional cables required
    • Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby® TrueHD and DTS Master Audio™ formats
  • AMD PowerPlay™ power management technology3
    • Dynamic power management with low power idle state
  • AMD Dynamic Switchable Graphics technology for battery life optimization3
    • Seamlessly powers down GPU when not required, and powers up GPU when you need it
  • AMD Catalyst™software and HD video configuration software
    • Unified graphics display drivers
      • Certified for Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, and Windows® XP
    • AMD Catalyst Control Center™
  • Software application and user interface for setup, configuration, and accessing special features of AMD Radeon™ products

 

FOOTNOTES

Additional hardware (e.g. Blu-ray drive, HD or 10-bit monitor, TV tuner) and/or software (e.g. multimedia applications) are required for the full enablement of some features. Not all features may be supported on all components or systems – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies.

  1. AMD Eyefinity technology works with games that support non-standard aspect ratios, which is required for panning across multiple displays. To enable more than two displays, additional panels with native DisplayPort™ connectors, and/or DisplayPort™ compliant active adapters to convert your monitor’s native input to your cards DisplayPort™ or Mini-DisplayPort™ connector(s), are required. Support for six simultaneous displays may require complementary products compatible with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport. Maximum number of configured displays may vary – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies. SLS (“Single Large Surface”) functionality requires an identical display resolution on all configured displays
  2. AMD App Acceleration is a set of technologies designed to improve video quality and enhance application performance. Full enablement of some features requires support for OpenCL™ or DirectCompute (including AMD’s Universal Video Decoder (UVD)). Not all products have all features and full enablement of some capabilities and may require complementary products.
  3. AMD Dynamic Switchable Graphics technology requires either an AMD ―A‖ series APU or an Intel processor, plus an AMD Radeon™ discrete graphics configuration and is available on Windows® 7 Professional, Windows® 7 Ultimate, Windows® 7 Home Premium, and/or Windows® 7 Home Basic OS. Linux OS supports manual switching which requires restart of X-Server to switch between graphics solutions. With AMD Dynamic Switchable Graphics technology, full enablement of all discrete graphics video and display features may not be supported on all systems (e.g. OpenGL applications will run on the integrated GPU or the APU as the case may be). Always check with your system manufacturer for specific mode capabilities and supported technologies.
  4. AMD HD3D is a technology designed to enable stereoscopic 3D support in games, movies and/or photos. Requires 3D stereo drivers, glasses, and display. Not all features may be supported on all components or systems – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies. A list of supported stereoscopic 3D hardware is available at http://www.amd.com/HD3D.
  5. AMD PowerPlay™ are technologies, offered by certain AMD Radeon™ products, which are designed to intelligently reduce or eliminate GPU power consumption in response to certain GPU load conditions. Not all products feature all technologies – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities.