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Can PC games be automatically upscaled to 4K if it detects the monitor?

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1 year ago#1
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1 year ago#2
whats 4k?
1 year ago#3
it's not upscaling
You could just set it as the native resolution if it didn't automatically do it
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1 year ago#4
Usually the video card does the scaling, but nowadays some monitors/tvs have built in scaling.
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1 year ago#5
jessica73 posted...
it's not upscaling
You could just set it as the native resolution if it didn't automatically do it


This. If the game doesn't support 4k though, you need to rely on up scaling.
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1 year ago#6
I've almost never found a game that doesn't offer my native resolution of 3440x1440, I imagine 4K is no different since that's a lot more common. Of course, some games don't support 21:9 or even 16:9, and for that you simply choose the horizontal that fits the required aspect ratio.

Upscaling will only happen if you leave resolution at, say, 1920x1080, then it will of course simply upscale to fit the 4K display.
1 year ago#7
If you're playing a game at a lower resolution and it isn't upscaled, it will just be a small box in the middle of your screen surrounded by black space. Between your screen's built-in scaler and your GPU's scaler, yes, you will be able to play games fullscreen on a 4K display. If you couldn't, people probably wouldn't be too interested in buying them!
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